Summer Treats to Beat the Dallas Heat for You and Your Dog!

It’s getting hot hot hot and summer is definitely here in Dallas. Now we are not only allowed to wear white again, but it’s also completely encouraged to indulge in iced coffees all day and frozen treats by the pool. While the canines can’t have coffee and cocktails, there’s no reason our dogs can’t join in on a sweet snack! 

 

We have found the best pupsicles out there and incredible adult frozen beverages to go along with them. The perfect treats for the perfect pair - a girl and her best friend. 

 

 

Use any traditional popsicle container, ice cube tray, or adorable silicone molds like the one below to freeze the pupcicles. 

 

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PEANUT BUTTER PUPSICLES & BUSHWACKERS 

 

For Your Dog: Peanut Butter Pupsicles 

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter -  unsalted and unsweetened (Check your peanut butter's label to make sure it doesn't contain any kind of xylitol, which is toxic to dogs.)

  • Half a ripe banana

  • Water as needed

Directions

In a small mixing bowl, combine peanut butter with a little water or half a mashed banana. Spoon the mixture into the molds or Kong toys and freeze! 

 

 

For You: Peanut Butter Bushwackers 

 

Ingredients 

  • 1 ounce Dark Rum

  • 1 ounce Vodka

  • 1 ounce Kaluha

  • 1 ounce Amaretto

  • 1 ounce Dark Creme de Cocoa

  • 2 ounces Bailey’s

  • 4 ounces Coco Lopez

  • 2 ounces Pineapple Juice

  • 2 (heaping) tablespoons Peanut Butter

  • Chocolate Syrup Drizzle (optional)

  • Ice (about 1 and a half trays or 20 cubes)

Directions 

Add all liquor ingredients to a blender, and add ice and blend on high for 30 seconds. Garnish the glass with a chocolate sauce drizzle, if desired (which it always is).

 

 

 

FROZEN APPLE DOG TREATS & MARGARITAS

 

For Your Dog: Frozen Apple Dog Treats 

 

Ingredients

  • 2 Apples 

  • 1 Cup Plain Yogurt 

  • Water

Directions

Slice two apples, throw away seeds and the core, then chop up and throw in a blender. Add a cup of plain Greek yogurt and a splash of water, then blend, pour in an ice tray and freeze. 

 

 

For You: Frozen Apple Margarita 

 

Ingredients 

  • Ice

  • 1 Ounce Tequila 

  • 1 Ounce Apple Schnapps 

  • 1 Ounce Apple Juice 

  • ½ Ounce Sour Mix 

  • 1 Apple to Garnish 

  • Cinnamon Sugar

Directions

Wet rim of glass and dip in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. Combine ingredients into blender and strain before pouring into glass.  

 

 

 

STRAWBERRY BANANA PUPSICLES AND DAIQUIRIS

 

For Your Dog: Fruit and Yogurt Pupcicles

 

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup plain non-fat yogurt

  • ¼ Cup fresh blueberries 

  • 2 Cups fresh strawberries 

  • 1 Banana

  • ½ Cucumber

 

Directions

Cut the banana into small chunks and peel the cucumber. Place all ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth. Pour into molds and freeze. 

 

 

For You: Strawberry Banana Daiquiris

 

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups strawberries, hulled and halved

  • 2 Medium bananas, peeled and sliced

  • 1 Cup rum

  • 1/2 Cup orange juice

  • 3 tbsp lime juice

  • 1/2 Tray ice cubes

Directions

Hull and halve the strawberries. Peel and slice the bananas. Combine the fruit, rum, and juices in the blender. Blend until the mixture is smooth. Add the ice and blend again until the mixture is smooth. Add a strawberry as garnish on the glass. 

 

 

 

WATERMELON PUPSICLES AND JELL-O SHOTS

 

For Your Dog: Watermelon Pupcicles

 

Ingredients

  • 1 watermelon

Directions

Cut watermelon into bite sized chunks, remove seeds, and freeze. Yes… it’s that easy! 

 

 

For You: Watermelon Jell-O Shots 

 

Ingredients

  • 1 Large Watermelon

  • 4 3oz. Boxes of watermelon Jell-O 

  • 2 1oz. Boxes unflavored gelatin 

  • 4 Cups boiling water

  • 4 Cups vodka

 

Directions

 

Halve the watermelon and scoop out the flesh (freeze for watermelon pupsicles!) In a large bowl mix together Jell-O mix and unflavored gelatin. Pour in the boiling water and whisk until it is dissolved. Add Vodka and whisk again. Place halved watermelons into bowl or baking sheet and transfer mixture into the halved watermelons. Refrigerate until firm, about 4-5 hours. 

 

 

Here are some of our favorite places on the internet for recipes like these and other pup and human related fun:

 

Cheers!

Robyn

 

Haute Dog Pet Photography is based in Dallas and creates fashion-forward photos of dogs worldwide

 

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