Hi everyone, Biscuit here! 🐶😁
Summer has officially arrived and with an almighty heatwave where I live. This means it’s time for a good splash about in my paddling pool, a good munch on a frozen carrot, and the perfect excuse to just sleep all day. I can struggle with the heat depending on how hot it gets, so my mum has treated me to an awesome cooling mat this week, I just about fit on it, but it works like a charm. She got me one when I was a puppy but I had other ideas and thought it was a toy so I destroyed it. What? I wanted to find out where the magic cooling was coming from too! No-one was going to fool Biscuit!
To help me cool down in the Summer I usually enjoy a good ice cube, yep, just plain ol’ water. I have done ever since I was a baby, but I don’t think that would need a recipe and I wanted to mix things up! So, I decided to make a batch of frozen yogurt and berry bites. I also found out that natural, plain Greek yogurt is really good because it’s full of probiotics, calcium and protein. All the more reason to make some yummy frozen treats!
These frozen yogurt bites are a perfect size for little to large doggies, eating a big ice cube is not so great and can give brain freeze! So it’s better to give frozen treats in little quantities! I must admit these were also VERY easy to make, I just put the berries and yogurt in a blender (under mum supervision!) and blitzed until creamy and smooth! I would share these with my friends but it’s simply impossible right? They would just melt, so more for me I guess! What a shame! Oh, maybe I’ll share with Peanuts…
Prep time: 10 minutes
Freezing time: 4 hours or for best results, overnight
1 cup (250g) of natural, plain Greek yogurt (be sure to check there is no xylitol)
2 cups (280g) strawberries (washed, hulled and halved)
1/3 cup (60g) raspberries (washed)
1. Add the yogurt, chopped strawberries, and raspberries into a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Alternatively, you can add the yogurt, strawberries, and raspberries into a jug and blend with a hand blender.
2. Pour the mixture into ice cube trays. Be careful not to overfill!
3. Place in freezer for a minimum four hours or for best results freeze overnight.
4. Serve to your pup!
Remember to check with your vet about any allergies your pup may have!