Treat your pups to a frozen treat with these yogurt popsicles, developed with Lisa Hennessy of Your Pet Chef, that do more than just cool your pup down.
“This cool treat has special powers,” Hennessy says. “Many dogs do not enjoy the fireworks that surround our Fourth of July celebrations. We use sheep’s milk yogurt in these treats for two reasons: it’s the easiest form of dairy that dogs can digest and it has a higher concentration of magnesium that other dairy products. Magnesium is nature’s sedative. It calms our dogs from the inside out.”
- Food processor
- Slicing knife
- 5 oz. disposable paper cups or popsicle molds
- Cookie sheet or 9” x 13” baking pan (to hold the cups in the freezer)
- 1 16 oz. container sheep’s milk yogurt (can use other yogurt as well)
- 1 banana
- 2 to 4 oz. blueberries, washed
- 2 to 4 oz. strawberries, washed
Take 1/3 of the yogurt and place it in your food processor. Add the blueberries and blend. Fill the bottom of the disposable cups about 1/3 full.
Rinse the food processor and add the next 1/3 of the yogurt. Add the banana and blend. Fill up the cups another 1/3 full.
Rinse the food processor and add the last 1/3 of the yogurt. Add the strawberries and blend. Fill up the cups.
Place cups in the freezer for 12 to 15 hours. To serve, remove the paper cup or mold and place in a dog safe dish. These popsicles will last about six months in the freezer.