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4 Summer ‘Puptails’ You Can Share with Your Dog

06/20/2019 by Rover
June 20th, 2019 by Rover
        

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Warmer weather means more time playing outside with your dog. And when you’re ready to cool off, how about a refreshing, blended frozen drink you both can enjoy?

You can serve these recipes extra-thick like a sherbet, or smooth and sippable like a slushie, just by adjusting the amount of liquid you add when blending.

Fruity Pibble’s Punch

We wanted to create a throwback flavor to those Hi-C Fruit Punch days of childhood without all the added sugar. Pineapple, strawberry, and watermelon combine to create something like that first day of summer break.

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Fruity Pibble’s Punch

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This sweet and tangy cooler tastes like an all-natural take on fruit punch.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup watermelon
  • 1/4 cup pineapple
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 2 strawberries
  • 1/4 cup cold water (adjust according to your preference)

Instructions

Add fruit and water to your blender and blitz until fruit is completely crushed.

Serve in bowl or wide-mouthed cup

The White Blue Russian

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The Blue Russian combines berries and cream in a way that will give you and your dog all the chill of the Dude from ‘The Big Lebowski’ on those hot summer days.

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Blue Russian

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In this sassy summer take on the white Russian cocktail, we swirl frozen blueberries and creamy, cool goat milk into a berryful bliss.

Ingredients

For the bottom layer

  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 cup cold milk

For the top layer

  • 1/2 cup non-fat yogurt or thickened goat milk (we used powdered goat milk and added 2 scoops of powder to 1/2 cup water for a nice thick and creamy layer)

We used goat milk but you can use whatever (you or) your dog likes best. Great options include coconut milk, non-fat yogurt, or just plain cow milk if your dog’s digestion allows it.

Instructions

Blend the berries and milk to a nice and thick consistency.

Place in your serving bowls, making sure there’s enough room for the top layer.

Carefully spoon creamy topping onto berry layer.

Swirl the blue into the white a little if you’re feeling fancy.

Honeydoodle Dew

The smell of freshly cut grass, refreshing melon, and a hint of mint combine to form a summer supergroup in your mouth. If your dog loves nibbling fresh grass, she’ll really be into this concoction.

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Honeydoodle Dew

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It’s not easy being green! Sweet honeydew melon meets mint and goat milk for a tangy-cool treat! We added a pinch of powdered chlorophyll for an extra-dramatic look.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup frozen honeydew melon
  • drop of honey
  • 1/4 cup goat milk
  • 2 mint leaves
  • optional: a pinch of powdered chlorophyll
  • mint leaf garnish

Feel free to substitute the goat milk for coconut milk, non-fat yogurt, or regular cow milk if your dog’s digestion allows it.

Instructions

Finely dice two fresh mint leaves or crumble a healthy pinch of dried mint and add to blender.

Add the honeydew, honey, milk, and chlorophyll if using, and blend until smooth.

Pour into serving dishes and garnish with a mint leaf.

Creamy Cantaloupe Cooler

This creamy-sweet frozen drink tastes like brunch in the spring with a whole weekend of lazy fun in your future.

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Cantaloupe Cooler

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author kiki kane

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Frozen brunch. Need we say more?

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen cantaloupe
  • 1/2 cup non-fat yogurt
  • Fresh rosemary for garnish

We used non-fat yogurt, but you can also use goat milk, coconut milk, or cow milk if your dog’s digestion allows it.

Instructions

Combine cantaloupe and yogurt in the blender and pulse until smooth.

Pour into serving bowls and garnish with a petite sprig of rosemary if you’re feeling fancy.

Tasting Notes

If you’re wondering which frozen treat was Bea’s favorite, I have the evidence right here:

More Summertime Dog Treat Recipes

To go beyond the average summer dog treat, check out our six best recipes for ice cream for dogs. And if your dog isn’t a fan of cold nibbles, whip up a no-bake dog cookie that’s a perfect warm weather snack.

For more great DIY dog treat videos, head on over to YouTube and subscribe to Kiki’s Canine Kitchen. Your dog loves this idea.

This post is brought to you in partnership with Rover. Founded in 2011 with headquarters based in Seattle, WA, Rover is the nation’s largest network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers. Find out more about their services with our post, “What’s Rover?” and sign up to get $30 off your first booking by using this link: Rover.com/healthypaws2019






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