DIY Frozen Pupsicles For Summer
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I love to make frozen dog treats for my pups. They are so easy and I don’t have to heat the oven during the warm summer months, making frozen treats that much more attractive. The added benefit for your best friend is that yogurt is a great source of probiotics, helping them with tummy issues.
What you will need:
- 1 cup Peanut Butter
- 1 cup plain Greek Yogurt
- Ice Cube Trays – I used a selection of paw prints, fire hydrants and dog bones.
The actual measurements will be up to you, depending on how many treats you want to make and the size of your ice cube trays. Use equal parts peanut butter and Greek yogurt. For this example I used 1 cup of each product.
Spoon 1 cup of your peanut butter into a microwave safe dish. Warm the peanut butter in the microwave just enough for it to become soft and easy to work with but not so warm that it becomes liquid. Try heating it for 10 seconds at a time until it reaches the desired consistency.
Carefully spoon a layer of the peanut butter into your ice cube trays leaving room for the yogurt. Then place the trays in the refrigerator just until the peanut butter sets back up, about 30 minutes or so.
Place 1 cup of your Greek Yogurt in a second dish. Give it a good stir and allow it to come to room temperature. Once the peanut butter is set, take the trays out of the refrigerator and spoon a layer of the Greek yogurt on top, filling up the remaining space in the ice cube trays. Then, place all of your trays into the freezer for a few hours.
After the treats have become completely frozen, remove the trays and gently pop out the frozen treats. Voila! You now have a fun tasty treat for your furry friends to enjoy! So simple and so tasty.
I would highly recommend having your pups eat these fabulous concoctions outside, because they tend to melt quickly and can make a bit of a mess.
Store the remaining treats in an air tight container in the freezer until needed. As you place the treats into the container, use wax paper between any layers of treats so they don’t stick together. These yummy pea-nutty treats will keep in the freezer for about a week, but my pups ate through them so fast that there was absolutely no chance of freezer burn.
My tribe of three plus my daughter’s dog LOVED these! They couldn’t get enough of them, making me smile and the effort worth while :).