Yummy Pup Cup Recipes

Who doesn’t love a cool treat on a warm day? Here in San Antonio, the weather is warming up. That means ice cream, shaved ice and mangonadas are on their way! But what about our furry friends? They deserve a yummy cool treat too!

Almost every Sunday morning, we go to Starbucks and along with our orders, we get puppucinos for the dogs. They love them so much! Healthy? Hardly. That’s why it’s only once a week. It’s just a cup of whipped cream, so it’s not so much about the treat, but the experience.

Anyone can throw some whipped cream into a cup. Dogs can’t tolerate milk products as well as most humans, so things like whipped cream, milk, yogurt, and ice cream should be given very sparingly. Let’s take a look at a few other ways you can make a pup cup that’s a little fancier than a cup of cream.

Recipe #1: Blended Peanut Butter Banana Pup Cup 🍌πŸ₯œ(Ralphie’s Favorite) Watch Reel on Insta.

Ingredients:

  1. 1/2 cup of frozen banana chunks
  2. Two tablespoons of natural peanut butter (DO NOT USE if it contains xylitol)
  3. 1/2 cup almond milk
  4. Dollop of whipped cream
  5. Optional treat for garnish
  6. Optional ice cream cone

Throw ingredients 1-3 in a blender and blend until smooth. You may need to add a little more almond milk. The consistency should be like a smoothie. Put it in a disposable cup, or even an ice cream cone. Top with whipped cream and a little treat on top. Makes 4 servings. I like to freeze leftovers in an ice cube tray.

Recipe #2: Cool Pumpkin Pup Cup

(Sadie’s Favorite) πŸŽƒ

Ingredients:

  1. One can of pure pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  2. 1/4 cup of bite-sized chicken flavored treats
  3. Dollop of whipped cream
  4. Optional ice cream cone

Open the can of pumpkin and scoop into a sealable container. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Remove from refrigerator and fold in the dog treats. Stir until the dog treats are evenly distributed. Scoop into a disposable cup or ice cream cone and top with whipped cream. Makes 6 servings.

Recipe #3: Frozen Fruit and Veggie Cup πŸˆπŸ“πŸπŸ₯• (Daisy’s Favorite)

Ingredients:

  1. 2 pouches of fruit and vegetable baby food. Dogs can eat lots of veggies like carrots, peas, corn, sweet potato and squash. They can also eat a lot of fruits. Avoid anything that contains grapes, cherries, cinnamon, raisins, or avocado. Stick to simple fruit or vegetable ingredients and if you’re not sure about the safety, look it up here. Some good examples of blends are: apple/ carrot/ squash; apple/ strawberry/ banana; mango/ apple/ carrot/ kale; pumpkin/ banana/ carrot
  2. 1/2 cup of ice
  3. 1/2 cup of plain unflavored yogurt
  4. Dollop of whipped cream
  5. Optional ice cream cone

Combine ingredients 1-3 in a blender and blend until smooth. It should have the consistency of a smoothie. Add water if needed. Serve in a disposable cup or ice cream cone and top with whipped cream. Makes 6 servings.

I hope you have fun making these homemade pup cups! Remember these are meant to be an occasional treat. Enjoy! Please leave comments below πŸ˜‰

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