This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own.
To keep our pups cool, I decided to make some simple homemade Frozen Pumpkin Pupsicles. It doesn’t matter what breed your furry friend is, it’s HOT outside and I’m sure if they could talk, they’d agree.
I say “pupsicles” because they are like popsicles for your pup and the perfect treat for a hot summer day.
Frozen Pumpkin Pupsicles
Our boys always beg us to buy those frozen pops in the store. In fact, we are fully stocked for the summer (or at least I hope we are). It’s amazing how we can fit anything else into our freezer at the moment.
But, I am happy to oblige.
I know just how hot it is outside and how nothing is better than enjoying a frozen treat in the warm sun. I can only imagine what my dogs are thinking of us when we enjoy one.
That was the inspiration behind this recipe. I wanted something that was simple to make, something that could help keep my dogs cool while offering them something tasty (and safe for dogs to eat).
What many people may not know is that dogs can’t eat a lot of things. In fact, some fruits or flavors are toxic to pets and cannot be fed to them.
You won’t run into that issue with these.
In fact, for this recipe I decided to use Milo’s Kitchen Dog Treats. I know they are getting a nutritional treat with quality ingredients. Each treat is made with 100% real chicken/beef as the #1 ingredient and is totally free of artificial flavors or colors.
Want to make these delicious treats for your pup? Here is how:
For these you will need just a few things:
- 100% Pumpkin Puree (in a can)
- Milo’s Kitchen® Chicken Recipe with Wild Rice & Spring Vegetables
- Milo’s Kitchen® Beef Recipe with Real Brisket & Garden Vegetables
- Silicone Mold (any shape you want we used round)
To start, place your silicone mold onto a hard surface this can be a cutting board, counter or even a cookie sheet. If you want to have a hard surface for it to be placed on in the freezer make sure it is small enough to fit inside your freezer space.
Next, open your can of Pumpkin and begin spooning it into the silicone mold cavities. You want to make sure the pumpkin is evenly spread. Depending on your mold, you may be able to lift it up and gently tap it against the counter a few times to get the pumpkin to level evenly.
Now, open your Milo’s Kitchen® Homestyle Dog Treats and place one inside of each pumpkin filled cavity. Since I used two different kinds of treats and I only had 6 cavities, I used 3 of each treat.
Place your mold into the freezer. Allow to completely freeze for several hours (overnight is best). Once frozen, gently remove the Frozen Pumpkin Pupsicles by pressing gently on the backside. You’ll want to make sure to give these to your pups right away since they will begin dethawing. I recommend giving these to them outside or in their kennel (somewhere these won’t melt on the carpet).
Both of our pups truly loved these treats (can you imagine how hard it was to get them to sit still for the photos? lol).
You can easily make these at home for just a few cents per treat. Head to your local Walmart to pick up your Milo’s Kitchen® Homestyle Dog Treats.