Dog-Friendly Ice-Lolly Recipes Revealed By Tails.com

By Dave Simpson
Dog-Friendly Ice-Lolly Recipes Revealed By Tails.com

The recipe development team at Tails.com has shared four pupsicle recipes.

Strawberry And Cucumber Cooler Recipe

Take cucumber and a little bit of fresh mint, blend it up with some water, and add sliced strawberries.

Servings: Four (4) lollies or 10-12 cubes

What you’ll need:


100g cucumber

50g strawberries, sliced thinly

2 small mint leaves

200ml water



  1. In a blender, combine the cucumber, mint and water.
  2. Pour the mixture into your ice-cube tray or mould.
  3. Place a slice of strawberry into each section.
  4. Freeze overnight.

Tails.com noted, ‘Our dogs absolutely loved these – they’re the perfect refresher for a hot day.’

Watermelon Cooler Recipe

Serves: Around eight (8) cubes, depending on the size of your tray.

What you’ll need:

200g watermelon, with seeds and rind removed (as these aren’t easily digestible)


A few Tails.com Good Dog Treats

An ice-cube tray or lolly mould to in which to freeze them


  1. Cut your deseeded watermelon into cubes.
  2. Use a food processor, hand blender, or the end of a rolling pin to blend the melon until smooth. You could add a little bit of water at this point if you want to make your batch stretch a little further!
  3. Pour the mixture into your mould.
  4. Break up the treats into smaller pieces and add to the mix.
  5. Pop into the freezer until done.
  6. Serve as a refreshing treat on a hot summer’s day!

Tails.com noted, ‘As with all treats, we recommend making sure they’re served as part of a balanced diet. Even though watermelon is quite low calorie, it does still contain some sugars so it’s best to keep it as an occasional treat.’

Peanut Butter And Banana Ice Cream


Servings: Three to four (3-4) scoops

What you’ll need:

1 peeled banana – the riper, the better!

1 heaped tablespoon of peanut butter (xylitol-free)

2 heaped tablespoons of dairy-free yoghurt, kefir, or water, if you prefer


  1. Peel your banana (no skins, please – they’re not easy to digest) and mash it together with the peanut butter and yoghurt or kefir.
  2. When the ingredients are combined to a smooth consistency, spoon the mix into a freezable container.
  3. Pop it in the freezer until it’s ready.
  4. Scoop and serve!

Tails.com noted, ‘Banana is a great dog-friendly fruit because it’s packed with vitamins and minerals – like potassium and vitamin C – and full of fibre (great for healthy poo). Bananas are high in sugar, so do save them as an occasional treat.

‘It’s best to enjoy peanut butter occasionally too, because it comes packed with fats, even if they are healthy ones. We can’t say this enough – make sure any peanut butter you choose is xylitol-free. Xylitol is an artificial sweetener found in some nut butters and it’s toxic to dogs.’

Chicken And Apple Pupsicles

Servings: One (1)

What you’ll need:

100ml low-salt chicken stock

1 dental stick (ours really get tails wagging)

¼ of an apple (no pips, as they can be toxic for dogs)


  1. Mix up your stock and leave it to cool.
  2. Chop up the apple into small pieces.
  3. Pop the apple pieces into a small plastic cup, ramekin, or ice-lolly mould.
  4. Pour over the chicken stock.
  5. Using Sellotape, create four barriers over the top of your dish – this will hold the dental stick in place.
  6. Freeze overnight, or until frozen.
  7. When it’s ready to eat, run the sides of the pot under warm water to loosen the lolly and remove the tape.
  8. Use the dental stick to grab the lolly – time to enjoy!

Tails.com noted, ‘Our chicken and apple pupsicles use low salt chicken stock, apple and one of our Dental Dailies as the lolly stick! Genius.’

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