Frozen Dog Treat Recipe: JUST FOOD FOR DOGS “Pupsicles” Cool Dogs Off

Posted on July 21st, 2012 in Canine Corner, Dogs, Pet Food, Pet Supplies, Pet Treats

Dogs can refresh during summer heat waves with natural frozen treats — just like humans can!

In summer’s heat people take advantage of chilled drinks, ice cream and other cold treats, so why can’t we do the same for our precious hot pups? Now pet parents can make sure their dogs stay just as comfortable as their owners with the “Pupsicle” frozen dog treat recipe from Just Food For Dogs.

It is a common fact that dogs are in danger of overheating, especially during the months of summer, as they primarily regulate their body temperature through panting—a natural activity that removes heat by passing cool air over the moist surfaces of the tongue and lungs.

Southern California’s coolest dog kitchen, Just Food For Dogs, developed their signature Pupsicles last summer and they quickly became a hit among the four-legged friend crowd.

This summer they released their recipes to be made at YOUR home — they were hoping that cool dogs could stay cool all across the US, BOL!

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Pupsicles from Just Food For Dogs are tasty, frozen and healthy dog treats that are hand-made from USDA-certified human quality ingredients. Made fresh in a kitchen specifically catering to dogs, there are absolutely no preservatives, no added colors, no by-products or any other additives and the same thing can be accomplished by following this recipe at home.

These natural dog treats come in two flavors that dogs love, Peanut Butter Banana and Beef.

The “sticks” are completely edible as they are made from the same recipe as the Beef and Peanut Butter treats. The frozen “sicle” part of the treat is yogurt based and includes all natural ingredients.

Here are the recipes for Pupsicles:

Peanut Butter Banana Pupsicles 

32 oz low-fat plain yogurt

2 mashed bananas

1/2 cup natural peanut butter

2 tablespoons honey

1 oz blueberries, chopped

Just Food For Dogs Peanut Butter Treats 

In a medium bowl, cream together mashed bananas, peanut butter and honey.  Add yogurt and mix until blended. Place blueberries on the bottom of 3 oz freezable cups. Spoon yogurt mixture into cups and place in freezer until it is partially frozen, about an hour. Place a Just Food For Dogs Peanut Butter Treat in the center of the Pupsicle to create a stick and place back in the freezer until frozen, about two hours. 

The Beef Pupsicle

Beef Pupsicles

1 cup low-fat plain yogurt

1/2 cup beef broth

Just Food For Dogs Beef Treat

Whisk yogurt and beef broth together until smooth. Spoon yogurt mixture into 3 oz cups and place in freezer until partially frozen. Place a Just Food For Dogs Beef Treat in the center of the Pupsicle to create a stick and place back in freezer until frozen, about two hours.

To make smaller Pupsicles, use an ice cube tray in place of the 3 oz cups. To feed, pop the Pupsicle out of the cup and into a bowl by pressing on the bottom of the cup. Then serve.

About Just Food For Dogs

Just Food For Dogs is a commercial, human-grade kitchen based in Southern California providing daily food for healthy dogs and custom formulations for dogs with special dietary needs such as digestive disorders, pancreatitis, cancer, food allergies, diabetes, liver and kidney disease.  All food and treats are made entirely from USDA/FDA ingredients certified for human consumption and cooked to the minimum allowed temperature to preserve the maximum nutritional value. The team behind the kitchen and recipes includes a veterinarian, canine nutrition expert, pet chef and a cadre of dogs and dog lovers. Ultimately, Just Food For Dogs is a dog kitchen with one goal: to increase the quality and length of life for as many dogs possible.

To learn more about Just Food For Dogs please visit or for daily updates visit them at

3 Responses to “Frozen Dog Treat Recipe: JUST FOOD FOR DOGS “Pupsicles” Cool Dogs Off”

  1. Barbara W. says:

    What a great idea, thanks for sharing. Dogs struggle more so in the sun then us but we never think to give them the same cool, refreshing treats that we have. I’m definitely going to have to make some of these for my dog.

    • Kiran says:

      Where do people get these ideas from you ask? When I get an idea like this, I uslluay pull it out of my buttocks. But for someone to commit to the idea of making a movie of slo-mo jumping dogs with their fur, jowels, and skin flying around in a mass of waviness is quite amazing.

  2. jessica says:

    Thank you for sharing! What an awesome idea! 🙂 I’ll be trying this for my pups during the next heatwave!

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