RED, WHITE AND BLUE PUPSICLES
Do you remember bomb pops? The red, white and blue popsicles shaped like a rocket. Growing up these were my goto summer popsicle. I used to call them bombsicles and childhood me couldn’t get enough of the sweet, artificial sugary taste. Now that I’m older I thought it would be fun to create a healthy, homemade version that is naturally sweet, just as delicious and something you can share with your pup on a hot summer day.
These popsicles are simple and easy to make. You just need a few ingredients and popsicle mold. For this recipe, I’m using strawberries, yogurt and blueberries, which are all dog friendly. Yogurt provides probiotic benefits and is great for the digestive system. Both strawberries and blueberries are packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and more. Fun fact: strawberries contain ‘malic acid’, an enzyme that can help whiten your dog’s teeth.
1 cup strawberries
1 cup blueberries
1 cup plain greek yogurt
3 tablespoons coconut oil melted
This recipe is scaled to make six 4 ounce popsicles. If you’re making more and/or your popsicle mold holds more ounces, then you may need to increase the amount of each of your ingredients.
Be patient! In order to create the layers you’ll need to allow time to freeze and set after each one. This is the longest part, but trust me, the taste is worth the wait!
Mash up the strawberries and add 1 1/2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Mix together until evenly combined
Create the first layer of your popsicles by filling the bottom of each mold with a few spoons of the strawberries
Place in the freezer for 30 minutes to firm up
After the strawberries have firmed, add the second layer. Scoop a few spoons of yogurt over the strawberries, then place back in the freezer for 30 minutes to firm up
While that’s firming, mash up the blueberries and add the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Mix together until evenly combined
Top off your popsicles with the blueberries. Secure the lids over each popsicle mold, then place it back in the freezer for 2 hours
When you are ready to indulge in one of these healthy, yummy snacks, you can remove the popsicle from the mold by running warm water over it for 15-20 seconds. Slide the popsicle out of the mold and enjoy.
High Paws and Bomb Pops,
Me, my doods and I