My pups are fluffy- excessively fluffy. Now, while their fur is super helpful in the dead of winter when they are in their snow-filled element, during this crazy hot summer in Denver my poor girls are constantly on the lookout for the next cool treat. Lately this has been taking a walk through the creek near my home instead of on the walking path- leading to very wet but very happy pups! So, I’ve decided to up the chill-factor this weekend and make some Berry PUPsicles for a very chilly treat!
These frozen goodies are super simple to make and only use a few good-for-your-pup ingredients that you’ll probably already have on hand in your refrigerator! However, because of the mess factor I do recommend that once frozen your pups enjoy this treat outside!
2 Cups Plain Yogurt
2 Cups Water
1-2 Cups of Berries (I used blueberries and strawberries)
Carrots (or your pup’s favorite long veggie)
Cups or Popsicle Molds
1 Combine the two cups of yogurt and two cups of water in a blender. Pulse until smooth.
2 Chop your fruit into bite-size chunks. The size will vary here depending on your dog small pup, smaller chunks and vise versa!
3 Divide fruit evenly throughout your molds.
4 Pour yogurt-water mixture over the fruit and fill your molds.
5 Chop off the bottom of your carrots so that they can stand in the molds and place them in- mine needed help standing up so I added metal toothpicks to steady them.
6 Pop the molds into the freezer and wait until completely frozen.
7 Use a little bit of warm water to release the Berry PUPsicles from their molds, remove the toothpicks and let your pups enjoy their frozen treat!
One of my favorite things about this recipe is that you can alter it depending on what you have on hand! Don’t have blueberries? No worries add another fruit or veggie that your pup loves! Does your pup prefer a softer treat? Try using all yogurt instead of cutting it with water! I’d love to know, what do you do to help cool down your dog on hot summer’s days? Let me know in the comments below!
Prefer to watch this recipe instead? Check out the corresponding YouTube video!