The perfect healthy dog treats for a hot day, these pupsicles, made with our savory chicken broth and two of our favorite veggies, are sure to please your pup! A few of our furry friends--Emmy, Casey, Sasha, and Louie--tried them out last weekend, and they simply could not get enough.
These ice pops can be enjoyed in multiple ways: licked as a popsicle (a great photo op), broken into small pieces for bite-sized treats, or bitten into (like people who bite into their ice cream, except it’s a little more acceptable for a dog to do this). Louie and Casey opted to lick their frozen dog treats, savoring the deliciousness. Eager, Emmy and Sasha couldn’t help but bite into them, devouring the pupsicles within seconds. We recommend serving these frozen treats outdoors or in your kitchen (anywhere that can be easily cleaned), as they can get messy.
Summertime is undoubtedly the best time to serve these homemade frozen treats, but we still love them as a fall treat--especially after a long, exhausting day of running outside. We recommend serving one pupsicle per day for large dogs and half of an ice pop for small dogs. As always, if you are concerned about your dog’s tolerance, start small and adjust consumption accordingly.
We love making homemade dog treats because you know exactly what your pup needs and can customize the recipe based on dietary restrictions and preferences. For this frozen dog treat recipe, we used our organic chicken bone broth, an all-natural and organic supplement that boosts protein and offers immune support. You can easily substitute it with our beef bone broth if your pup prefers this meat or has any restricting allergies.
We also decided to add two of our favorite veggies to boost this recipe’s nutritional benefits: peas and carrots. A good source of Vitamin A, carrots support your dog’s eye health, immune system, and skin and coat. Rich in Vitamins K, A, and B, peas are packed with potassium and contain high protein and fiber contents, making them another great vegetable to promote your pet’s heart, eye, and skin health. We used canned peas and carrots for this recipe, but you can use frozen or fresh if you prefer.
To make the DIY pupsicles, we used this silicone popsicle mold from Amazon. It can be tricky to pull them out at first; if you are struggling like we did, run the base of the mold under warm water for 15-30 seconds until the popsicles loosen and you can pull them out with ease. You can also use a standard ice cube tray or disposable cups (get creative with whatever you have on hand).
Once you make a batch of these frozen dog treats, you can keep them in the freezer for up to 3 weeks. We like that you can spread the frozen treats out over several days--simply pop one out and save the rest for a later time.
With a prep time of just 5 minutes, why not skip the dog bone and opt for a healthy and refreshing frozen treat?!
Prep time: 5 minutes
Freezing time: 4 hours
Serving time: 5 minutes
Total time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 8 pupsicles
For another easy recipe, check out our previous post, frozen watermelon recipe here, featuring fresh blueberries in an adorable paw print form.
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