Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Home-made Pupsicles

Boscoe and Gigi Enjoying a Pupsicle

I used to be that person who occasionally purchased those overpriced Doggie Ice Cream cups. My excuses abound! Ones like; my dog is old and doesn't tolerate the heat so this is cooling. Or another; my doggies is missing 16 teeth and the few he has are weak.

My real reason? Because they looked so happy to get their little ice cream cups!

But then I had a good look at the ingredients and was not impressed. Seriously, 5 bucks for 4 little cups smaller than the ones in school lunches with those ingredients? Not to mention the gas in transport for the product while frozen and all the transport of the many ingredients isn't exactly negligible when you think of it.

So, I had a brainwave. I feed my dogs a spoonful of plain nonfat yogurt in their breakfast to help keep their chemistry in good order (old hounds can get ear problems with yeast). I eat frozen yogurt. Why not make my own?

It so simple. Just take small cups, like the ones used for bathroom dispensers or reusable small cups (like egg cups) and plop a dollop of nonfat plain yogurt in the bottom. Give it a tap or two to settle the blob fairly evenly. Drop a tiny little bit of creamy peanut butter into the middle of that bottom layer and then cover with another good dollop of yogurt.

In all it should be no more than a couple of tablespoons worth for a beagle sized dog that's watching their waistline (or enduring you watching their waistline for them).

Now just freeze hard and tip out after a walkie on a warm day. You'll be a hero and your dogs will feel refreshed with a healthy treat.

6 comments:

Becca's Dirt said...

I bet my baby would love that. I'll give it a try. You have such a cuties there.

fullfreezer said...

What a great idea- of course, my 110 lb mutt would demand something a bit larger. Hmmmm.
Oh, and it's nice to hear from you again. ;)
Judy

Cocó y Chofadas said...

Ice cream for dogs in cups... wow. We don´t have that in Mexico. My dog eats everything, so she doesn'´t mind if it is bought or even eatable. Lovely dogs by the way!

KathyNo said...

I used to buy "Frosty Paws" for my dogs. I started making my own by blending Cultured Soy, banana, peanut butter, and a touch of honey. I think the cultured soy stinks, but the dogs love it.

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