It’s gonna be a hot summer and I’ve been busy making frozen treats to keep my Siberian Husky, Cannoli, cool. I make a variety of frozen treats that I call Pup Pops and Cannoli loves them all.
My newest treat are these Cranberry Mint Pup Pops. These treats don’t only keep her cool they are also good for her. Cranberries are rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, and C, and are filled with minerals and antioxidants; all very good for your pet’s overall health and promotes urinary tract health. (To read more about the health benefits of cranberries for dogs click here for the article from Raising Healthy Dogs). Mint such as peppermint, spearmint, and other varieties in the Mentha* family, EXCEPT PENNYROYAL (Mentha Pulegium), can help freshen your pup’s breath and is also good for easing stomach upsets. (To read more about herbs that are good for dogs click here for the article from Modern Dog Magazine).
This frozen treat is so easy to make, you just need 2 ingredients! They are perfect for the dog days of summer!
I freeze them in styrofoam coffee cups, when I’m ready to give her a treat I just peel away the foam and throw it away, but you can use ice cube trays or other freezer safe plastic containers. I fill up the cups and make 6 oz. treats, I find it lasts longer than smaller portions, but really you can make any size portion you want.
You can use any brand of cranberry juice, but you should check the label for the sugar content. I prefer to use organic juice as it doesn’t have much sugar added.
1 bunch fresh mint
1 bottle organic cranberry juice
1. Rinse mint leaves and shake off excess water.
2. Tear off mint leaves and place them in your containers. About half way full.
3. Pour cranberry juice over mint leave. The leaves will float.
4. Freeze for at least 6 hours.
5. Unmold treats and toss them to your pooch on a hot summer day.