3 easy pupsicle recipes you have to try!
It seems that September might have a little bit of sunshine and lovely weather left for us, if this sunny Sunday is anything to go by. We've all had an ice cream today (with Spud enjoying a lovely pupsicle) and I thought this would be a perfect time to share some of the recipe ideas that make our Summer, Summer, Summertime box so blooming brilliant (spoiler alert it contains an awesome pupsicle kit!).
If you've not bought the box yet but are wondering how you get your hands on such a wonderful sounding box (it also includes a designer pineapple squeaker toy, biscuits made from upcycled spent grain and a delicious woofin), all you need to do is click here.
For the rest of you who just want some help with fun recipes to use with your pupsicle kit, we've collated a few of our favourites below (NB having the pupsicle kit makes these super fun and easy to make, if you don't have one still give them a go and let us know how you get on).
Let's start with an easy one and our ol favourite:
Apple and Carrot lolly
Meaty treat stick (Stick-shaped edible dog treat)
Paper cups for a mould
Slice your apple, making sure that the core and seeds are removed, and chop into small pieces. Then grate your carrot.
Measure out the water into a jug and tip in your apple and carrot. Blend with a hand blender until smooth. This recipe will make around 5 lollies.
Pour the mixture into small paper cups and place in the freezer until they are partially frozen. This will take between 1-2 hours.
Once they are partially set, take them out and add a meaty stick-shaped treat to create the stick of the ice lolly. Place back in the freezer until completely set.
Remove the paper cup before giving one to your dog. We recommend your dog a lolly outside (in a shaded area if it is a very hot day), in their bowl or on a floor which you can easily clean, so it doesn’t melt into any rugs or carpet.
This next one is perfect if you are feeling a bit fruitier (who isn't) - a great chance to see what your pups favourite frozen fruits are (alliteration much?!).
Fruity Smoothy Pops
These pupsicles are made with ingredients most of us always have on hand. Here's what you'll need ...
Frozen Banana Slices
Frozen Strawberry Slices
Greek Yoghurt (OR use water instead if your pup can't stomach Greek yoghurt)
Dog Biscuits (these form the "stick" for the popsicle)
Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend on high until it forms a smoothie-like consistency.
Spoon the mixture into popsicle moulds.
Freeze for 30 minutes, then put the dog biscuits into each mould and pop back into the freezer until solid (at least 6 hours).
Let your pup enjoy whenever 🙂
Spud is an absolute peanut butter fiend, these next ones are his ultimate FAVE which he only gets if he is a really good boy...
Easy Peanut Butter “Pupsicle” Frozen Dog Treats
Here’s the reason I love making these frozen dog treats:
they’re so simple and quick to make.
These peanut butter treats:
have only four ingredients
take only about ten minutes to throw together.
5 ounces organic plain yogurt
1/2 medium banana
2 Tablespoons organic/all-natural peanut butter
12 organic pretzel sticks
Add the yogurt, banana, and peanut butter to a blender or food processor and purée until mixture is smooth and creamy.
Spoon mixture into an ice-cube tray, filling each compartment to the brim. Insert one pretzel stick into the center of each compartment. Mixture should be thick enough to hold each pretzel upright.
Place ice-cube tray in freezer unit treats are completely frozen, about 1-2 hours.
Once you've tried these few frozen treats, the possibilities really are endless - you could go all meaty, or just keep loading your pooch up with different frozen fruits and veg. On hot days, frozen treats are a great way to cool your dog down - so don't let them miss out!
We look forward to seeing you you get on :-).