Would you like to give your pooch a tasty reprieve from the heat? We have a recipe for that! Following on from our list of frozen treats, we’ve looked to Etsy Journal for a simple, dog-friendly frozen treat recipe. On a scorching day, it will be your furry friend’s version of a FroYo!
1 large banana, frozen
2 tablespoons natural peanut butter, without salt or sugar added
2 tablespoons honey
1 large container plain Greek nonfat yogurt
Plastic dog bones or sturdy edible dog chews
- Cut the frozen banana into pieces and place it in a blender. Add the peanut butter and honey. Blend on high speed for three minutes or until the mixture is smooth.
- Add the yogurt and blend for three minutes more or until the mixture is thick and smooth like a milkshake.
- Have a quality control expert nearby to taste-test the goods.
- Pour the mixture into ice pop moulds or small disposable cups. You can also use an ice cube tray to make single servings.
- If desired, use nylon dog bones or sturdy dog chews as ice pop sticks.
- Place the dog bones upright into the middle of the mixture in the disposable cups. It should be thick enough for the bones to stand upright without help, but if the bones lean, crumple aluminium foil around the top so they are anchored in place. Transfer the cups to a baking sheet and place in the freezer until solid, about two hours.
- To un-mould the pops, dip the bottoms of the cups into a bowl of hot water for 2-4 seconds.
- Twist the bottoms of the cups and pull to release.
- Serve immediately. Store leftovers covered in the freezer.
*Note: Pet Owners with dogs sensitive to lactose or with food allergies should consult a vet before serving this treat to their pets. Puppy ice pops are an occasional treat and should not be used as a meal replacement.
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