Since our DIY Dog Ice Cream Recipe was such a hit with our pack (and our friends), I thought I’d whip up another tasty summer dog treat. Can you tell it’s been too hot to hike during the day lately??? LOL
The initial goal was to make Patriotic Pup Pops in red & blue for the Fourth of July. The blue came out a little more purple than I expected, but oh well. The dogs didn’t seem to mind. That’s what happens sometimes when you rely 100% on the natural colors of the ingredients. I prefer marginally purple Patriotic Pup Pops over artificial coloring any day. I hope you agree!!
Without further ado, I would like to introduce the newest Life With Mutts Summer Dog Recipe…
3 Ingredient DIY Patriotic Pup Pops
All you need for this recipe is:
Fresh Strawberries (1 carton)
Fresh Blueberries (1 carton)
Coconut Milk (4-5 cups, depending on desired consistency)
Makes 8 popsicles or 8 pop cups.
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So here’s what you need to do:
Gather Ingredients & Supplies
All you need is a blender and some sort of form for your popsicles. I use a cheaper model Ninja, The Ninja Master Prep, which is only $34.88 on Amazon. It’s inexpensive and it works great. For the forms, you can use small plastic cups, popsicle molds, an ice cube tray, or even paper dixie cups. I did half in disposable plastic cups with lids and the other half in a popsicle mold. You’ll also want a cutting board, a knife to cut the strawberries, and measuring cups.
Once you have everything together, just follow these super simple steps.
Step 1: Combine Strawberries & Coconut Milk
Cut off the “heads” of the strawberries, quarter them & throw them in the blender. To make the popsicles more flavorful and a bit creamier, I opted to add coconut milk instead of water. Depending on how thick you want your mixture to be, add about 1 – 1 1/2 cups of coconut milk to the strawberries and blend until smooth.
I made 4 pops using my popsicle mold and 4 in plastic cups. For each batch, I used half the strawberries and half of the blueberries.
Step 2: Pour into Molds & Freeze
Pour strawberry mixture into your chosen popsicle forms, filling about halfway and stick them in the freezer for about an hour.
Step 3: Combine Blueberries & Coconut Milk
In your blender, combine the carton of blueberries with about 3 cups of coconut milk. Blueberries have a lot less water content than strawberries, so they need a bit more coconut milk to achieve a “pourable” consistency. I started with 2 cups and ended up adding about another cup to get the thickness right.
Step 4: Add Blueberry Mixture to Molds & Freeze
Take your semi-frozen strawberry pops out of the freezer and add the blueberry mixture. Leave a little bit of space at the top to allow room for expansion as they freeze. Cover your cups, add the sticks to the popsicle molds, and freeze for about 2 hours or until solid.
Step 5: Serve Patriotic Pup Pops at Your Next BBQ (or just because)
Oh, and they’re delicious for humans too! (Crazy Dog Mom Alert…)
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Thanks for reading!
Debbie & The Mutts