You can't forget about all the doggos this summer who are also struggling with the heat! My dog, Uma, is a Bernese Mountain Dog, and with her thick coat she naturally does not enjoy the heat. We have to be really careful in the summer that we don't go on too long of walks or have her outside for too long because she might over heat. That is why I like making her some frozen treats to help her cool off after being outside.
I chose banana and mango as the fruit to use for Uma because they are dog friendly and she specifically likes both of them. This recipe is very customizable as long as you use fruits that are doggo safe. Depending on the fruits your doggo likes, you can replace the banana and mango with the same portions. You can also use water in the place of the yogurt if your dog is unable to handle any dairy. This recipe makes roughly 4 large dog popsicles and 6 small dog popsicles.
1 cup plain greek yogurt (you can use water if your dog cannot handle dairy)
1 cup frozen or fresh mango
1 large banana
4 to 6 dog treats or bones of choice to act as sticks
Add the greek yogurt, mango, and banana into a high speed blender or food processor and blend until completely smooth.
Poor the mixture into your popsicle mold of choice, filling about 3/4 of the way. I used a flower mold I bought at Micheals.
Stick a treat or bone in each mold, acting as the popsicle stick. I had to slightly trim Uma's teeth bones so they would be flat and stand up in the mold.
Place the pops in the freezer for a few hours until the mango and banana mixture is completely frozen. You can also leave them overnight if desired.
Remove from the mold and serve to your pup. Frozen pops can be really messy, so I would suggest serving outside or on a hard floor that can't stain. The pops will last up to 3 months in the fridge, so you can double or triple the recipe and make as many as you want! I hope your pup enjoys!