Recipes for Summer Dog Ice Lollies šŸ¦

Dog ice lollies are the perfect frozen treats for pups to enjoy in the warm summer months.

As well as being delicious, they also offer hydrating health benefits and help to keep dogs cool in high temperatures.

The best part? Making a batch of ice lollies for dogs at home couldnā€™t be easier.Ā 

You only need a few ingredients, and onceĀ you pour the mixture into the ice lolly moulds, you can leave them be and let the freezer doĀ the rest.


How to make dog ice lollies:Ā 

Making dog ice lollies at home is a fun activity that everyone in the family can get involved with.

These frozen snacks are the ideal way to help pups rehydrate and energise after a hot dog walk.Ā 

There are lots of ways to make ice lollies for dogs, and over time you can experiment with different ingredients to find your pup's favourite flavour!Ā 

To help you get started, we'reĀ sharing three tasty recipes to try out at home:Ā 

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Dog Ice Lolly Recipes:

Watermelon & CantaloupeĀ 

Ingredients:Ā 

ā…›Ā Watermelon šŸ‰
ā…› Cantaloupe Melon šŸˆ

Equipment:

1 BlenderĀ 
1 Knife
1 Chopping Board
1 Freezer
6 Ice Lolly Moulds

Servings: 5 - 6

Prep Time:Ā 15 minutes

Method:Ā 

  1. Slice the watermelon and cantaloupe into small pieces, carefully making sure both melons have been deseeded.Ā 
  2. Pop the chopped melon into your immersion or hand blender and blend until completely smooth.Ā 
  3. Pour the blended melon juice into your ice lolly moulds. Depending on the size of your moulds, you should be able to make betweenĀ 5 - 6Ā dog ice lollies.Ā 
  4. Transfer the moulds into the freezer and leave to freeze overnight.Ā 
  5. Carefully remove the lolly from its mould and serve to your dog outdoors on a warm summerā€™s day. Ā Ā 

Nutrition InformationĀ (*a rough guide based on 1 serving size)Ā 

Calories 34
Total Fat 0.2g
Saturated Fat 0.1g
Trans Fat 0g
PolyunsaturatedĀ Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Protein 0.7g
Carbohydrate 22g
Sugars 9g
Dietary Fibre 0.6g
PotassiumĀ  0.71g

ļ»æNotes:Ā 

We love these dog ice lollies because watermelons (also known as the smiles of summer), have a 92% water content - making them one of the most hydratingĀ snacks around.

They're a great way to encourage a dog to drink more waterĀ and receiveĀ healthy minerals, vitamins and nutrients at the same time.

This recipe is extremely versatile and can be adapted for any type of melon or water-based fruit you prefer.Ā 

As a low calorie dog ice lolly, they're the ideal choice toĀ keep a dog cool in summer -Ā  just take care to remove any seeds, as these can cause blockages and gastrointestinal upset.

šŸ’” Top Tip:Ā These ice lollies tend to melt quickly because of the high water content. For best results, serve to your pup shortly after taking out of the freezer.


Banana, Coconut & Peanut ButterĀ Ā 

Ingredients:Ā 

1 Banana šŸŒ
1 tsp Natural Peanut Butter šŸ„œ
1 tsp Natural Coconut MilkĀ šŸ„„
ā…“ cup Fresh WateršŸ’§

Equipment:

1 BlenderĀ 
1 Knife
2 Teaspoons
1 Measuring Cup
1 Chopping Board
1 Freezer
3 Ice Lolly Moulds

Servings:Ā 3Ā 

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Method:

  1. Peel the banana and slice it into small pieces, then measure out one teaspoon of peanut butter and coconut milk.
  2. Add the ingredients to your hand or immersion blender and blend for 10 - 20 seconds. Then, pour in some fresh water until you achieve a smooth and runny consistency.
  3. Carefully pour the liquid into your ice lolly moulds. Depending on the size of your moulds, you should be able to make between 2 - 3 ice lollies.
  4. Put the moulds into the freezer and leave to freeze overnight.Ā 
  5. Carefully remove the lolly from its mould and serve to your dog outdoors on a warm summerā€™s day.

Nutrition InformationĀ (*a rough guide based on 1 serving size)Ā 

Calories 75
Total Fat 5.6gĀ 
Saturated Fat 2.15g
Trans Fat 0g
Unsaturated Fat 3.45g
Protein 3.1gĀ 
Carbohydrate 11.25
Sugars 5.75g
Dietary Fibre 3g
PotassiumĀ  0.22g

Notes:

Peanut butter is a great source of protein and healthy fats, but it's important to be careful with the type of peanut butter you choose.

For this recipe, weā€™ve used natural peanut butter which is free from additives and preservatives.

When checking the ingredients, you must make sure the peanut butter you use does not contain xylitol.Ā Xylitol is a type of artificial sweetener found in lots of human foods. Even in small quantities it is extremely toxic to dogs.Ā 

We've chosen to make dairy-free dog ice lollies with coconut milk - an ingredient that offers dogs a number of benefits.

Full of anti-inflammatory properties, small quantities of coconut milk and cream can help to boost a dog's immune system, promote healthy skin and maintain a shiny dog coat.

If you decide to use yoghurt instead, remember that yoghurt contains lactose, which many dogs can find difficult to digest.Ā Ā 


Carrot, Pumpkin & Sweet Potato

Ingredients:Ā 

3 - 4 CarrotsĀ šŸ„•
Ā¼ PumpkinĀ šŸŽƒ
1 Sweet PotatoĀ šŸ 
ā…“ cup Fresh WaterĀ šŸ’§

Equipment:

1 BlenderĀ 
1 Knife
2 Teaspoons
1 Measuring Cup
1 Chopping Board
1 Freezer
6 Ice Lolly Moulds

Servings:Ā 5 - 6

Prep Time:Ā 50 minutes

Method:

  1. Wash all of the vegetables and peel the carrots and sweet potatoes. You will also need to remove the hard skin from the pumpkin.
  2. Prepare to steam the vegetables by pouring water into your steamer or boiling pan. Chop the carrots, pumpkin and sweet potato into small cubes and once the water has been brought to a boil, steam for 10 - 13 minutes.
  3. Use a fork to check the vegetables are soft before removing the steam basket to rest. If using a boiling pan, transfer the vegetables into a collider and leave to cool forĀ 15 minutes.Ā 
  4. Pop the steamed veggies into your hand or immersion blender and blend until the consistency is smooth. As with the banana ice lollies, you will probably need to add some fresh water to achieve a consistency thatā€™s runny enough to smoothly pour into your lolly moulds.
  5. Once blended and completely cool, pour the mixture into your dog ice lolly moulds and leave to freeze overnight. The next morning, carefully remove the lolly from its mould and serve to your dog outdoors on a warm summerā€™s day.

Nutrition InformationĀ (*a rough guide based on 1 serving size)Ā 

Calories 41g
Total Fat 0.1gĀ 
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Protein 1.6g
Carbohydrate 8.6g
Sugars 2.1g
Dietary Fibre 1.5g
PotassiumĀ  0.15g

Can dogs have ice lollies?

Yes they can. As an occasional treat, dogs can enjoy ice lollies that have been made at home using natural and organic ingredients, free from additives and preservatives.Ā 

Whenever you make dog ice lollies, it's important to know which fruit and veg dogs can eat safely. These frozen treats should be given to dogs sparingly, as too many treats can lead to poor health and obesity.

šŸ’” Top Tip: Any treats you give your dog should make up no more than 10% of their total calorie intake.Ā 

What ice lollies are safe for dogs?

Homemade dog ice lollies are the safest frozen treat to give your pup. By making ice lollies for dogs at home, you can be certain that the ingredients you're using are appropriate for a dog's nutrition.

Dog Ice Lolly Safety Tips:Ā 

  • Popsicles that have been bought from the shops will often contain high amounts of processed sugars which aren't healthy for dogs to consume.Ā 
  • Always make sure the frozen treats you feed your dog are free from xylitol and other toxic ingredients like raisins and chocolate.
  • If you are ever in any doubt about ingredients, contact your vet for qualified health and nutrition advice.

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