I had made a variety of popsicles for my grandsons’ visit this summer, they loved them but weren’t able to finish them all. Now that summer is over and my grandsons have gone home I’m left with some of those popsicles.
It’s still unusually hot here, I’ve been told that this summer has unseasonably hot even in Hawaii. To keep my Siberian Husky, Cannoli, cool and happy this summer I’ve been making her frozen doggie treats. So I looked at the left over popsicles and wondered if I could give some to Cannoli. The popsicles for the boys of course had wooden sticks, I knew that couldn’t be good for the dog, she’d chew them up, but what about the popsicle itself.
I decided to see if dogs could have coconut water, the main ingredient in my Fruit Filled Ice Pops. I know that coconut water is beneficial to us humans, but what about our pets. I did what most of us do when we have a question, I googled it! Low and behold, not only could Cannoli have coconut water, it’s actually good for her! Coconut water is filled with electrolytes, vitamins, and minerals. It’s great for hydration and when you take a Husky out for a walk in 90 degree weather you need to be sure she is well hydrated. So I dug out the wooden stick and tossed one of the pops to Cannoli. She loved it so much that I decided to make some just for her, the same pops sans wooden stick.
I made them in the popsicle molds this time, probably not the smartest idea, popsicles without sticks aren’t easy to remove from the molds. I had to run water on all sides before it slipped out. Next time I’m making it in styrofoam coffee cups I usually use for frozen dog treats. But still it’s really simple to make and your fur ball will love it too.
Fresh Berries (optional)
Cut berries to fit into molds (if you’re putting in berries)
Fill molds with coconut water (fruit will float)
Freeze for at least 6 hours
Remove from mold and toss them to your pups on a hot day or after a long walk. Your furry friend will appreciate it!