These 3 ingredient pupsicles (dog popsicles) are the perfect icy treat to serve your dog this summer! Made with just 3 dog-safe ingredients.
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.
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:
- Pumpkin puree
- Most berries (blueberries, raspberries, black berries, strawberries)
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.
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.
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!)
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, bully sticks, or even jerky!). Freeze until hard, at least 4 hours.
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.
- 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
- Blend: Either mash or blend all ingredients together until smooth, adding water as needed to reach a pourable texture.
- 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.
- 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!