Frozen treats make an irresistibly cool summer treat for both humans and dogs alike! Just be sure to select ingredients which are dog-safe.
Avoid feeding your pup foods such as macadamia nuts, grapes, raisins, onions or chocolate that may be toxic for him/her – such as macadamia nuts, grapes, raisins onions and chocolate! Chewing on such substances may damage their teeth or pose potential choking hazards.
1. Chicken Broth Ice Cubes
Chicken broth ice cubes are an easy and tasty way to help your dog remain hydrated. Simply pour low sodium chicken broth into ice cube trays, freeze, and add these frozen treats to his water bowl to cool it off while adding flavor.
Add rosemary or sage for added interest, or even throw in some crunchy treats or pieces of kibble for some added fun!
2. Carrot Ice Cubes
Carrot ice cubes are an easy and delicious way to help your pup keep cool on hot summer days, providing extra moisture for their diet and keeping your dog comfy in the heat. Plus, this recipe can even benefit older dogs in need of additional hydration!
Combine all ingredients until they’re well mixed, then pour into an ice cube tray and freeze overnight.
For an ideal carrot juice experience, straining with cheese cloth can make for an extra smooth drink. Straining will remove any unwanted chunks that might form, making this step optional but recommended.
3. Banana Ice Cubes
Banana ice cubes make water more flavorful and engaging for dogs, encouraging them to drink more of it! Additionally, this easy three ingredient recipe allows you to customize it using any fruit of your choice; just sprinkle cardamom powder onto slices of banana before freezing!
4. Peanut Butter Ice Cubes
These frozen treats are an easy and delicious way to help keep your pup cool in summer, providing a nutritious source of protein and energy.
Use peanut butter that does not contain xylitol, as this can be toxic for dogs. Mold silicone bone-shaped molds or paper cups to make exciting ice cubes that will keep your pup active and engaged while trying to free their treat!
Try hiding small pieces of dog-safe fruit like blueberries or watermelons into an ice cube tray to give your pup fun hiding-and-seek treats!
5. Broccoli Ice Cubes
Prepare the ingredients. Combine reduced sodium soy sauce, peanut butter, sesame oil, Shao hsing wine and Sriracha in a blender for best results.
Blanching broccoli. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil, while in another bowl preparing an ice bath. Lower a small batch of broccoli into the boiling water for two minutes and immediately transfer to an ice bath to stop its cooking process.
Once your broccoli has been allowed to cool, drain and pat dry before transferring into resealable plastic bags labeled with its date.
6. Peanut Butter Ice Cubes with Honey
Anything safe for dogs can be frozen into an enjoyable treat for your pup! Try milk or liquids like no-salt-added chicken or beef broth as an easy, protein-rich choice.
Frozen watermelons or cantaloupe chunks make an irresistibly tasty addition to this recipe, but remember to provide these sweet fruit treats in moderation and adjust their daily calorie consumption as necessary.
Make these pupsicles extra exciting by using ice cube trays or paper cups with fun shapes as molds for your pupsicles. Include an optional stick for them to lick and chew for even more enjoyment!
7. Turmeric Ice Cubes
Turmeric contains anti-aging properties that help in the reduction of wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles and pigmentation on skin surfaces. Furthermore, turmeric helps keep elastic skin healthy by strengthening it from within.
Blend all of the ingredients until smooth, then pour the mixture into ice cube trays to freeze.
Before applying an ice cube to your skin, always do a spot test first on the back of your hand to assess any negative reaction it might cause. This will allow you to avoid any rashes or irritation.
8. Spirulina Ice Cubes
Frozen spirulina combined with fruit makes for a tasty yet nutritious summer beverage, offering high levels of vitamins and minerals while being low in fat and sugar consumption and offering tons of antioxidants!
Start your day right with this refreshing green smoothie made of lemon, lime, kale and Raw Living Spirulina – it will surely put a spring in your step!
These soft Food Grade BPA Free Ice Cube Trays are the ideal way to freeze Raw Living Spirulina without losing its nutrients. Their internal frame and lid help block out freezer flavors for clean ice spears without any nutrition loss.