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7 Easy & Refreshing Dog Popsicle Recipes (DIY Frozen Dog Treats)

There’s nothing like a popsicle on a hot, sunny day to keep us cool and refreshed!  Dogs would love popsicles but, much like ice cream, they’re full of added sugar and chemicals that make them not a great choice to share with our furry friends.

Luckily, it’s incredibly easy to make dog-friendly popsicles out of basic, healthy ingredients!  These homemade frozen dog treats are sure to be a fun, new surprise that your pup will love.  All of the following dog popsicle recipes have been taste-tested and doggo-approved by Popular Doodle’s very own Chief Treat Officer, Chewie!  

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These recipes can be eaten in two ways—in frozen form as popsicles or in liquid form as smoothies.  To me, the best part about these dog popsicle recipes is that you AND your pup can enjoy them!  They only contain ingredients that are safe for both dogs and humans to enjoy.

What You’ll Need:

  1. Ice tray or popsicle molds. This set of dog-themed popsicle molds from Amazon is so cute!
  2. Blender or food processor. While any will do, if you don’t already have one this Ninja Blender is the one I use and recommend!
  3. Your furry, four-legged taste-tester! Sorry, no Amazon link for this one! 😂

1. “3-Ingredient Quick & Easy” Dog Popsicle Recipe

"3-Ingredient Quick & Easy" Dog Popsicle Recipe

This is one of my favorite recipes!  With just 3 ingredients how much easier could it get?

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of yogurt
  • ½ cup of fresh or frozen strawberries
  • ½ cup of fresh or frozen bananas 

Directions: 

  1. If using fresh fruit, chop the bananas up into 1 inch pieces and the strawberries into halves.
  2. Pour in the yogurt and fruits and blend away! 
  3. Pour into a bowl and enjoy as a smoothie or put it in an ice cube tray to be enjoyed later as a DIY frozen dog treat!

There is no liquid such as milk included in this recipe because many dogs are lactose intolerant.  This means you may require you to stir or blend the mixture for longer.  Alternatively, you can add small quantities of plain, unsweetened almond milk to lighten it up. 

2. “Triple Berry” Dog Popsicle Recipe

"Triple Berry" Dog Popsicle Recipe

This is one where you’ll want to make plenty extra so you can have a taste!

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup fresh or frozen strawberries
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen blackberries
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen raspberries
  • ¼ cup plain whole greek yogurt
  • Splash of plain, unsweetened almond milk to help with blending

Directions: 

  1. If you decide to use fresh fruits instead of frozen, cut the stems off of the strawberries and chop them in half. 
  2. Put the strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and yogurt in the blender or food processor and blend. 
  3. If the smoothie is too thick, you can add a bit of of almond milk to help blend it.
  4. Pour into a bowl and enjoy as a smoothie or put it in an ice cube tray to be enjoyed later as a DIY frozen dog treat!

3. “Orange Crush” Dog Popsicle Recipe

"Orange Crush" Dog Popsicle Recipe

This neon orange treat looks cool and your pup will love the taste just as much. This treat is best saved for your pup, as I wasn’t a fan of the taste.

Ingredients: 

  • 10 baby carrots
  • 1 orange
  • 1 tsp tumeric (optional)
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup ice cubes 

Directions:

  1. Cut the carrots into small segments.
  2. Peel the orange and cut into slices.
  3. Put the carrots, orange, tumeric, water, and ice cubes in a blender. 
  4. Blend until smooth.
  5. Pour into a bowl and enjoy as a smoothie or put it in an ice cube tray to be enjoyed later as a DIY frozen dog treat!

4. “Puppy Spice Latte” Dog Popsicle Recipe

"Puppy Spice Latte" Dog Popsicle Recipe

It doesn’t have to be fall for your pup to enjoy this seasonally-inspired frozen dog treat!

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (no sugar added) 
  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ crushed ice
  • 3 tablespoons fresh coconut meat
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut butter

Directions:

  1. Crack a coconut open and gather around 3 tablespoons of the meat from the inside.
  2. Pour the pumpkin puree, water, ice, coconut meat, and peanut butter into the blender.
  3. Pour this into a mold and put in the freezer or serve as a smoothie to your pup! 

5. “Classic Banana Peanut Butter” Dog Popsicle Recipe

"Classic Banana Peanut Butter" Dog Popsicle Recipe

I’m not going to lie, this one was so good I ate most of it. Luckily for my pup, I’ll be making more often!

Ingredients:

  • 2 bananas
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 3 ice cubes
  • Splash of plain, unsweetened almond milk if you prefer a thinner consistency

Directions:

  1. Cut up the bananas into ½ inch thick slices and place in the blender.
  2. Add the peanut butter, honey, and ice cubes to the blender.
  3. Blend until smooth. If your blender or food processor is having trouble, add some almond milk.
  4. Pour the mixture into ice cube molds and freeze!

6. “Tropical Twist” Dog Popsicle Recipe

"Tropical Twist" Dog Popsicle Recipe

While you wouldn’t think that these ingredients would taste good together, this recipe was a declared a fan-favorite by canine taste buds.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large orange, peeled and sliced.
  • 1 banana, chopped into ½ inch pieces.
  • 1 cup of cubed pineapple (fresh not canned, as to avoid unnecessary added sugars.)
  • ½ cup cilantro, rinsed.

Directions:

  1. After cutting up the fruit, put it all in a blender along with the cilantro.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Enjoy as a smoothie or pour equally into ice cube molds and freeze for 4-6 hours.

7. “Sunshine Smoothie” Dog Popsicle Recipe

“Sunshine Smoothie” Dog Popsicle Recipe

Picture your dog lounging back in a chair on the white, sandy beach, looking out upon a clear blue ocean while enjoying a tropical popsicle. Sounds like puppy heaven if you ask me! 

Ingredients:

  • ½  cup pineapple (fresh or frozen, not canned)
  • ½  cup mango, cut 
  • 1 banana, cut into ½ inch slices 
  • 3 tablespoons coconut meat
  • 1 cup plain whole greek yogurt
  • ¼ of a fresh orange

Directions:

  1. Place pineapple, mango, banana, coconut meat, yogurt, and orange into the blender.
  2. Blend on high until smooth.
  3. If you choose to turn these into DIY frozen dog treats instead of serving as a smoothie, pour them into an ice cube tray and freeze for 4-6 hours.

BONUS: Create Your Own DIY Frozen Dog Treats!

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These dog popsicle recipes are great, but sometimes you want to change things up or simply use ingredients you already have in the house! Here are common dog popsicle ingredients to mix and match with…

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