It’s hard to tell from the gloomy grey skies outside, but theoretically, it’s the height of summer. That means grilling corn, runny popsicles, and coming up with ways to help the fur-bearing house dwellers beat the heat.
Linda over at the 7MSN Ranch sent me a link to her blog post detailing a way to make a homemade version of Frosty Paws, which I have shamelessly replicated here. Even if you don’t want to make Frosty Paws, you should go check her blog out. It is awesome. It has a lot more types of animals than we do here, including but not limited to pigs, coyotes, and chickens. It kind of makes me want to go to New Mexico, like, right now.
Anyway- Frosty Paws! Have you ever tried these “ice cream” cups for dogs? The dogs sure love them, but I personally think they’re kind of gross. Yes, I tried them once. Not so great.
You can make a much yummier version yourself at home, and it’ll be cheaper too.
Here’s the ingredients:
Yogurt, peanut butter, a banana, something to put them in. (For the exact proportions, check out the link at the 7MSN ranch.)
Put in blender. Blend.
Put in cups. Stick in freezer. Doesn’t get much easier than that, huh? This is my kind of recipe.
In retrospect, I wish I had purchased cooler Dixie Cups instead of these ones that look like they belong in a dentist’s office bathroom. Oh well. I didn’t realize at the time I bought them that they would be photographed and featured prominently in a blog post.
If you also suffer from ugly Dixie cups, you could add a festive berry for garnish.
The resulting peanut butter banana smoothie is kid-tested and dog approved.
It is difficult to explain to a dog why they have to wait for something yummy to freeze.
When they are ready, and you are ready, just make sure you head outside. It can get messy.
I actually have video of the dogs going for the treats, but I had to put the camera down since Brody did the Tootsie Roll treatment: 2 licks, then grab the whole cup and inhale it like a cork straight into the back of his throat.
So yes, they liked them- but next time I need a bigger, and sturdier, cup.