DIY Doggie Icy Pops

DIY Doggie Icy Pops

Doggie Icy Pops

It’s shaping up to be a very hot summer.  To keep Cannoli, our Siberian Husky, cool and comfy this summer we’ve been making her frozen dog treats.

They are so simple to make, they not only keep her cool, they keep her busy for almost an hour!

For these treats I used apples and blueberries I had in the fridge and low sodium chicken broth I had in the pantry.  Really you can use your pooch’s favorite fruits and veggies or whatever you have at home as long as they are dog friendly.  Don’t use onions, grapes,  and if using apples be sure you remove the seeds, they are some foods toxic to pets.  For a list of foods that can be poisonous to pets click here to be taken to the Humane Society list.

I freeze my treats in styrofoam coffee cups (but you can use paper cups, ice cube trays, or silicone molds), I just peel away the cup when I give Cannoli the treat.  It’s a great in expensive way to make and store the frozen treats.  You can portion out the treats to fit your pet’s needs.  I make mine fairly large and fill the cup, she’s a good size pup!  I’d limit these treats to once a day as it does contain some sodium, which is a great way to spice up kibble and keep dog hydrated but too much salt is not good for your pet.

Ingredients:

Makes 6 full coffee cups

2 apples – cut in cubes, all seeds removed

1/2 fresh blueberries

3 cups low sodium chicken broth

Directions:

Doggie Icy Pops

Distribute fruits into 6 styrofoam coffee cups.

Pour desired amount of chicken broth into cups.  Fruit floats to the top.

Freeze for at least 6 hours.

Peel off cup when ready to give your pet the treat.

DIY Doggie Icy Pops
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Servings Prep Time
6 Cups 15 Minutes
Passive Time
6 Hours
Servings Prep Time
6 Cups 15 Minutes
Passive Time
6 Hours
DIY Doggie Icy Pops
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
6 Cups 15 Minutes
Passive Time
6 Hours
Servings Prep Time
6 Cups 15 Minutes
Passive Time
6 Hours
Ingredients
Servings: Cups
Instructions
  1. Distribute fruits into 6 styrofoam coffee cups.
  2. Pour desired amount of chicken broth into cups. Fruit floats to the top.
  3. Freeze for at least 6 hours.
  4. Peel off cup when ready to give your pet the treat.
Recipe Notes

Be sure you remove all the apple seeds, they are poisonous to dogs!

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Frozen Breakfast Parfait Bars

Frozen Breakfast Parfait Bars

Breakfast can be a trial. Sometimes it’s hard to get the kids to eat a healthy breakfast before they run out the door to catch the school bus or play with their friends.  This is specially true during long weekends and school vacations.  They are so anxious to go out and play they try to skip breakfast.  To get them to eat I started making these Frozen Breakfast Parfait Bars.

frozen breakfast parfaits bars

These frozen breakfast parfaits bars aren’t just yummy, they look pretty too!  My grandsons grab them for breakfast  on their way out to school or play.  Breakfast is much more enticing when it looks like and ice cream bar. They make great healthy snacks too!

These bars have no added sugar and use fresh or frozen berries.  They are the  perfect treat anytime of year, but specially summer![spacer height=”-20px”]

 

Frozen Breakfast Parfait Bars

Makes 6

Ingredients:
 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (if using frozen be sure to thaw them first)
 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
 1/2 cup honey & oat granola
Directions:
 1.  Puree bluberries.
 2.  Pour into molds – fill molds about 1/3
 3.  Freeze for 1-2 hours.
 4.  Stir granola into the yogurt and spoon into the mold on top of frozen blueberry puree.  Gently press down on the yogurt mixture to make sure it sits right on top of blueberries. Fill upto 2/3 of the mold.
 5.  Freeze for 1-2 hours.
 6.  Puree strawberries.
 7.  Pour into molds to the top.
 8.  Freeze for another 4 hours.
 9.  Remove from molds and enjoy!
 To remove from molds run hot water on all sides of the molds, including bottom.  It should slip right out.
Frozen Breakfast Parfait BarsI used Popsicle Molds to make my breakfast parfait bars.  You can get some on Amazon. (Affiliate Link)
If you don’t have popsicle molds you can use cups.  Set the cups in a tray, fill with mixture, and cover them with a sheet of clear plastic wrap, cut slits in the wrap corresponding to the center of each cup, slip a wooden popsicle stick in the hole and in the center of the filled cups.  The plastic wrap will keep the sticks in the center while it freezes.
Frozen Breakfast Parfait Bars
Frozen Breakfast Parfait Bars
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
6 Bars 30 Minutes
Passive Time
6 Hours
Servings Prep Time
6 Bars 30 Minutes
Passive Time
6 Hours
Frozen Breakfast Parfait Bars
Frozen Breakfast Parfait Bars
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
6 Bars 30 Minutes
Passive Time
6 Hours
Servings Prep Time
6 Bars 30 Minutes
Passive Time
6 Hours
Ingredients
Servings: Bars
Instructions
  1. Puree bluberries.
  2. Pour into molds - fill molds about 1/3
    Frozen Breakfast Parfait Bars
  3. Freeze for 1-2 hours.
  4. Stir granola into the yogurt and spoon into the mold on top of frozen blueberry puree. Gently press down on the yogurt mixture to make sure it sits right on top of blueberries. Fill up to 2/3 of the mold.
  5. Freeze for 1-2 hours.
  6. Puree strawberries.
  7. Pour into molds to the top.
  8. Freeze for another 4 hours.
  9. Remove from molds and enjoy! To remove from molds run hot water on all sides of the molds, including bottom. It should slip right out.
    Frozen Breakfast Parfait Bars
Recipe Notes

If you don't have popsicle molds you can use cups.  Set the cups in a tray, fill with mixture, and cover them with a sheet of clear plastic wrap, cut slits in the wrap corresponding to the center of each cup, slip a wooden popsicle stick in the hole and in the center of the filled cups.  The plastic wrap will keep the sticks in the center while it freezes.

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