It’s National Creamsicle Day! Doesn’t that just conjure up images of summertime fun? The perfect mix of tart orange with a creamy ice cream center… I’m getting hungry just thinking about it. The sounds of the ice cream truck are ringing in my ears, but dogs can’t eat creamsicles – or can they?
Check out our dog-friendly version of this classic summertime snack. Filled with fruits these are not only fun, but healthy too.
- 1 banana
- 1 quart orange juice (use part water if you are concerned about your dog’s sugar intake)
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt (unsweetened)
*Pupsicles can be made in ice cube trays, muffin tins, paper cups or Popsicle molds, just make sure to keep them sized appropriately for your pet.
For Easy Pupsicle Instructions:
- Mix all ingredients together in a pitcher with a spout.
- Carefully pour the blend into empty ice cube trays.
- Store the trays in the freezer until the blend becomes solid.
- When ready to serve, pop the pupsicles out of the trays into a big serving dish.
If you really want to have the creamsicle affect try these instructions:
- Pour a thin layer of orange juice in the ice cube tray.
- Freeze till solid.
- Mix the yogurt and banana together.
- Put a layer of this mixture on top of the frozen orange juice layer.
- Freeze again.
- Pour another layer of orange juice on top of the yogurt layer.
- When ready to serve, pop the creamsicles out of the trays into a big serving dish.
Reprinted from “Dog Parties” by Arden Moore © 2004. Permission granted by BowTie Press.
As with an treat, feed in moderation and check with your veterinarian if it is a new food for your dog.