It's summer, and the heat is unbearable for both humans and pups. Your dog needs a frozen dog treat to beat the heat! We've got you covered! We scoured the internet to find the top 9 easy pupsicle recipes that are a major hit with all four-legged furries.
1. Cantaloupe Pupsicle
The Cantaloupe Pupsicle is the easiest pupsicle to make. It is so simple that even if you have never entered the kitchen in your life, you will still be able to make it. However, it tastes fantastic, and your pooch will love you for it.
- About two cups of frozen cantaloupe
- Two tablespoons of unsweetened yogurt
- Remove seeds and skin from the melon. Next, cut the fruit into big chunks, spread these chunks on a baking sheet or a full plate, and leave them to freeze in the freezer.
- Melon pieces take about 2-3 hours to freeze completely.
- Take out about two cups of frozen melon pieces and put them in a blender. Add about two tablespoons of unsweetened yogurt to the blender and blend nicely.
- You can either serve this cantaloupe and yogurt mix to your dog as ice cream or leave it in the freezer to make a yummy pupsicle.
2. Apple Honey Pupsicle
Before you start questioning the goodness of this recipe, know that dogs can eat honey, but only in small quantities. Apple Honey Pupsicles are one of the healthiest popsicles for dogs.
- About 300 grams of low-fat yogurt
- A one-third cup of apple sauce
- Two tablespoons of peanut butter
- Two tablespoons of honey
- Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
- Pour the mixture in popsicle molds and leave to freeze for about 4-5 hours.
3. Blueberry Pupsicles
Here is a dog treat that is both healthy and yummy. Blueberries are packed with antioxidants and are high in fiber. They are as good for your dog's health as they are for you. Try this blueberry pUpsicle recipe to keep your dog happy and healthy this summer.
- Half a cup of blueberries
- Half a cup of plain or unsweetened yogurt
- Take half a cup of blueberries and puree them using a blender.
- To this blueberry puree, add half a cup of plain or unsweetened yogurt. Blend again using a blender.
- Pour this mixture into block molds and leave to freeze until solid.
4. Frozen Banana Pupsicles
Vets often suggest feeding bananas to dogs. Bananas are a good source of potassium, vitamin B6, and vitamin C and are right for your pet's digestive system. Here's a simple frozen banana pupsicle recipe you can use to get bananas inside your dog's tummy.
- One banana
- One and a half cup of diced watermelon
- One cup of freshly cut pineapple pieces
- Cut watermelon and pineapple into big chunks and puree them using a blender. Set aside.
- Slice the banana into pieces and spread these pieces on a cookie sheet.
- Layer each banana piece with about two tablespoons of watermelon and pineapple puree.
- Leave to freeze for four hours.
5. Chicken Pupsicle
This list is incomplete without the mention of Chicken pupsicles. Try this simple recipe to make chicken pupsicles at home.
- One cup chicken stock
- Half a cup of water
- About 50 grams of finely chopped chicken meat
- Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Make sure you are using low-sodium chicken stock as too much salt isn't good for your dog's health.
- Pour this mixture into a popsicle mold. You can use a carrot stick as the pupsicle stick.
- Leave in the freezer for a couple of hours. Serve when completely frozen.
6. Strawberry Yogurt Pupsicles
Much like blueberries, strawberries are also full of antioxidants and are a good source of fiber. Strawberries also contain an enzyme that is good for dogs' teeth. Try this recipe to make yummy strawberry pupsicles in only a few minutes.
- Half a cup of strawberries
- Half a cup of unsweetened yogurt
- Properly wash the strawberries and remove stems from them.
- Take a cookie sheet. Dip whole strawberries in yogurt and leave them to freeze.
- Alternatively, you can cut half a cup of strawberries into fine pieces. Blend the diced strawberries with half a cup of yogurt using a blender. Pour this mixture into ice molds and leave to freeze.
7. Frozen Apple Pupsicles
You must have heard the famous proverb -- an apple a day keeps the doctor away. The saying stands true not just for humans, but also for dogs. Apples are a good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C and are good for dogs in general.
- Two apples
- One cup of low-fat unsweetened yogurt
- Carrot sticks
- Cut the apples into halves and remove all seeds.
- Next, dice the fruit into small pieces.
- Use a blender to blend the apple pieces with low-fat unsweetened yogurt. Transfer this mixture to ice molds.
- You can use carrot sticks as pupsicle sticks.
- Leave for 4-5 hours to freeze.
8. Pumpkin Chicken Pupsicles
Pumpkins are loaded with beta carotenes and fibers and are an excellent supplement for your dog. What's even better is that dogs love pumpkin. So, help your pooch beat the heat with this pumpkin pupsicle recipe.
- Three-fourth cup pumpkin puree
- Half a cup of non-fat yogurt
- 4-5 pieces of chicken jerky
- Use a blender to mix the pumpkin puree and non-fat yogurt.
- Pour this mixture into an ice mold. Use chicken jerky pieces as popsicle sticks.
- Leave to freeze for 3-4 hours.
9. Watermelon Pupsicles
Watermelon pupsicles are easy to make, and your pooch will love these tasty dog treats.
- About two cups of seedless watermelon
- A three-fourth cup of unsweetened yogurt
- Cut the melon into half and remove all the seeds.
- Dice the fruit into small pieces.
- Take about two cups of seedless watermelon pieces and make them into a puree using a blender.
- Pour this watermelon puree into an ice tray. Layer the watermelon puree in each block with a tablespoon of yogurt.
- Leave in the freezer for about 3-4 hours to freeze.
If you don't feel like making Popsicles for dogs you can buy dog ice cream ready made! Our favorite is the Maple Bacon ice cream variety. It's real scoopable ice cream that's healthy for pups. Learn more about dog ice cream
It's easy to make, just add hot tap water to this powdered mix and then freeze for dog ice cream. The texture is smooth and creamy, just like ice cream, but with a fraction of the fat and calories and formulated to be gentle on your dog’s digestion.
Rocky Kanaka is an entrepreneur, pet rescue advocate and dog dad to a rescue boxer named Flip, a blind Cane Corso called Kobe, and a terrier mix named Zoey. He's also a pet chef and owner of The Dog Bakery, which specializes in dog birthday cakes
and fresh baked dog treats. His three dogs can't get enough of the dog cakes and treats!
Lorna Paxton Ladd is a passionate dog lover and enthusiast of The Dog Bakery. She loves spoiling her 3 rescue dogs with dog cakes
and jerky. A 15 year veteran in the pet industry, her aim is to educate pet parents on the best recipes, products, tips and tricks to optimize the human/canine bond. Her favorite product at The Dog Bakery are the customizable dog birthday cakes.