Friday, August 21, 2015

Dogust Birthday: Betty Turns Five!

Betty turned five years old on Thursday, August 20! Her papa was out of town on beeswax, so she was treated to a solo performance by mama. What a lucky girl!



A friend from a Facebook group shared a recipe for "dog ice cream" so I decided to make pupcicles to celebrate! One of the pupcicles is the base for Betty's peanut-butter-supported carrot "candles."

RECIPE*
Add the following to a blender:
3 ripe bananas
1 cup peanut butter (make sure it does not contain xylitol, which can be deadly to dogs)
Blend until combined and at least mostly smooth. Pour into ice cube trays or moulds. Freeze.



I was lucky to have received this bone-shaped, silicone baking mould for Christmas and it worked great! I also had this silicone mould of sausage shapes because I couldn't resist it when I saw it.



Once the treats are completely frozen you can pop them out of the moulds, put them in a freezer-safe container and then back in the freezer.



HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BETTY!



Both of the Beastie Grrrlz love these cool treat on these hot Dogust days and I have to say that of all the dog treats I have made, there are the tastiest!

* Here are the changes I made:
I did a 2/3 batch because I had only 2 bananas in the freezer.
I mixed the ingredients in a bowl, using a fork to break up the banana as necessary. We use the blender for bulletproof coffee and I didn't feel like doing all the cleaning it would take to use it for the pupcicles.
Because of that my mix was thicker and I scooped it into the moulds with a spoon.
My 2/3 recipe made 15 bones, 8 sausages, and about a dozen regular ice cubes. I bet the original recipe would fill about 3 standard ice cube trays.




2 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Betty! Those ice cube trays are perfect dog treat shapes!!

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