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Homemade Dog Popsicles

These 3 ingredient pupsicles (dog popsicles) are the perfect icy treat to serve your dog this summer! Made with just 3 dog-safe ingredients.

Puppy licking a dog popsicle with a pink background

For when the puppers is being *such a good giiirrlll, yes you aaarrre*, they deserve a treat of epic proportions. These Pupsicles will do the trick, making for a happy, healthy, cooled-down doggo. It’s safe to say, they quickly earned the Rhubarb seal of approval.

Overhead shot of pupsicles using carrots and celery for popsicle sticks

Ingredients In Dog Popsicles

Fun fact: You don’t even need a recipe to make dog popsicles! I’ve provided suggested ingredients and amounts below, but as long as the ingredient is safe for your dog to eat and can be frozen, it’ll make a great Pupsicle. Here is a comprehensive list of foods your dog can and can’t eat, but here’s a short list of each:

Can Eat

Cannot Eat

  • Grapes
  • Cherries
  • Plums
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemon/lime

In addition to these fruits and veggies, most dogs can eat yogurt. If your dog is intolerant to dairy, please do not include it in your Pupsicles. Any yogurt used should not contain artificial sweeteners (like xylitol), which is toxic to dogs. It should also be low or non-fat, as high fat yogurts can be harmful to their pancreas.

Dog looking at a mixing bowl filled with yogurt, peanut butter, and banana

To make these specific Pupsicles, you’ll need:

  • Banana: A mashed banana adds sweetness and fiber!
  • Nonfat Unsweetened Yogurt: As mentioned above, do not use any yogurt with artificial sweeteners, and aim for the lowest fat yogurt possible. You could also use dog-friendly kefir in place of the yogurt.
  • Unsweetened Peanut Butter: Finish it off with every dogs favorite – peanut butter! Not a fan or have an allergy? Here are alternative nut butters your pup can eat.
Dog looking at a mixing bowl filled batter

Best Molds For Pupsicles

Unlike human popsicles, which often have wooden or plastic sticks, you’ll need to pup-proof these popsicles to prevent choking hazards. Some options for Pupsicles molds include:

  • Using celery or carrots as the sticks
  • Using silicone dog popsicle molds
  • Using an ice cube tray

How To Make Pupsicles

Step 1: Blend
Either mash or blend all ingredients together until smooth, adding water as needed to reach a pourable texture. (No need for a dishwasher with this recipe when pups are present!)

Puppy licking the spoon with batter on it

Step 2: Freeze
Pour into molds, leaving a little space at the top for them to expand. Insert an edible stick into each well (this can be carrots, celery, or even jerky!). Freeze until hard, at least 4 hours.

Dog looking at a dog pupsicle

Step 3: Unmold
Run mold under warm water for a few seconds to loosen them up, them remove from mold. Serve to your pup while supervised.

Dog eating a pupsicle

Looking for more fun dog recipes? Try these Halloween-inspired Candy Corn Pupsicles, these Frozen Yogurt Dipped Strawberries, or this loaded Barkuterie Board!

Dog eating a pupsicle

Homemade Dog Popsicles

Yield: 8 dog popsicles
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes

These 3 ingredient dog popsicles are the perfect icy treat to serve your dog this summer! Made with just 3 dog-safe ingredients.

Materials

  • 1 cup low-fat or fat-free plain yogurt (236 g)
  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup peanut butter (100 g)
  • Dash of water to get things moving
  • Edible stick ideas: dog treats, carrot sticks, celery

Instructions

  1. Blend: Either mash or blend all ingredients together until smooth, adding water as needed to reach a pourable texture.
  2. Freeze: Pour into molds, leaving a little space at the top for them to expand. Insert an edible stick into each well. Freeze until hard, at least 4 hours.
  3. Unmold: Run mold under warm water for a few seconds to loosen them up, them remove from mold. Serve to your pup while supervised.

This post was first published on our human food site, Live Eat Learn!

Lea

Sunday 26th of June 2022

Hi Sarah, I just discovered your site. How creative you are replacing the stick part of the popsicle with a carrot or celery. Rhubarb is adorable!

Sarah Bond

Monday 27th of June 2022

I'm so happy you found us! :D

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