Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Refreshing Frozen Fruit Cubes for Your Dog

Hi friends! Today I have a tasty frozen treat you can share with your dog. It's super simple and edible for humans too. When it comes to cooking for my dog, I'm still learning... especially in the creativity department.

Since it's been so hot out lately, I decided to share an idea I had to encourage my dog to drink more water. The fruit cubes also serve as a healthy and tasty treat. The steps to make refreshing frozen fruit cubes are very easy. Even a child can do it!

Ingredients & Materials

  • Water
  • Fresh or frozen fruit 
  • An ice cube tray

Tips: I just used whatever type of fruit I had on hand for this. I had some fresh blueberries that I just purchased. The strawberries and bananas were from a frozen package that I needed to use up. You can choose fruits that you know your dog enjoys. 

Steps

  1. Wash your fruit. 
  2. Place one or two pieces of fruit in each section of the ice cube tray. 
  3. Fill tray with water. 
  4. Wait until frozen. 

See what I mean? It's super easy. The hardest part is waiting for the cubes to freeze. Mostly for my daughter because she wanted to test out these tasty cubes too. Here's what they looked like when they were done ~


You can add them to your dog's water bowl, as pictured above, or give them by themselves as a tasty treat with a surprise in the middle. You can also add them to your own glass of water. 


Shiner loves ice cubes - especially when it's hot outside. She will stick her nose in the water bowl and fish out the cubes. One thing I learned from making these frozen fruit cubes was that Shiner isn't a huge fan of blueberries. She ate some of them, but I found a couple left over on my floor. Shiner does like strawberries and bananas though. 


Today, we are joining the Tasty Tuesday blog hop hosted by Sugar from Golden Woofs and Kol's Notes. It is the special 2nd anniversary of this blog hop, so we wanted to join in. You can visit the other links below for more tasty treats!

37 comments:

  1. Cool idea! I'll try this out this weekend - Kayo LOVES fruit!

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  2. Great idea! Rudy and Rosie love ice cubes and I'm going to try this for them :-)

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  3. We do ice cubes but dumb Mom never thought to put fruit in them DOH xxooxx

    Mollie and Alfie

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    1. Hey no worries Mollie - I'm challenged in this department too lol

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  4. I understand as I can be a bit of a picky eater too. Sounds refreshing!

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  5. Wow, I love ice cubes and fruit - this is what I want for lunch!

    ~ Coccolino the mini pig

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  6. I have never tried to give my girls Icecubes! I might have to give it a shot. They mostly get veggies too, never really thought of fruit. (they love cheese though!)

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  7. That's not a 'Sage thing', but I've had other dogs that would have LOVED this!

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  8. Koly & Fe LOVE ice cubes (and I wouldn't mind a few of these in my own water glass!) Thanks for sharing your Tasty Fruit Treats for Tasty Tuesday & our Iron Doggy Chef Contest!

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    1. Thank you Kolchak! Love the Iron Doggy Chef idea lol

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  9. I'm picturing finding blueberries in random places. Hilarious! This is a great idea. :)

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    1. Yea, I did step on a couple of stray blueberries =/

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  10. LOL You go Shiner!!! Those are pretty awesome!

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  11. Hey this just made me have a idea... I can use fruit filled ice in my cocktails! Yep now I'm thirsty! lol!

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    1. Yep :) It's very hot here where I am today so these sound fantastic right about now!

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  12. Brilliant! I love ice cold water an mama has never thought to throw a few fruity cubes in!

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  13. Those are just way too cool, literally!

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  14. I'm not the fruit-guy , but ice cubes in my water bowl are hot when it is hot outside. Have a tasty tuesday, Shiner

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  15. This is a great idea! Kobi loves fruit but the girls not so much, but if I mix them with something they will eat them. I might try this in their water dish since I've been adding ice cubes lately anyway, and see what they do. I might add some to my own water glass also!

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    1. I was thinking about maybe putting meat in there or something too. Maybe the girls would like that :)

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  16. What a great treat, Ann! Mom is always bugging me to drink a little more water; I think some tasty fruit cubes would do the trick :)

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  17. How fun (and easy)! This makes me picture like, a fancy brunch or something. I'm one of those people that loves to chew on ice too, so this would be a delicious bonus. Griswold may get a brain freeze trying to get the fruit out fast ;)

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  18. What a fun idea. Those would probably be good in iced tea, for humans of course.

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  19. Or...adult beverages-Sangria, etc.

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  20. TW says this sounds yummy. She has a lot of fruit in the house: blueberries, peaches, mango, bananas. She usually cuts it up and puts it in her yogurt. Now she's thinking she could freeze the yogurt too.

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    1. Yea I made frozen yogurt covered strawberries before. They were pretty tasty.

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  21. Super cool, super easy! My dogs really like ice cubes. I bet they would love these!

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  22. Golden LOVE it. Its our favorite and one of the most popular post we had was about fruity ice cubes. It is so easy and simple. Happy Tasty Tuesday and Lots of Golden Thanks for participating. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  23. What a terrific idea! We'll have to try this out for some of the dogs at PAWS! :)

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  24. Yeah!! We made some seriously pawesome ice cube treats for the fourth of July (thanks to Miss Sugar's recommendations) and your strawberry/blueberry cubes were just a couple! Nummy! Oh and Domeek says that they made excellent additions to the alcoholic adult beverages too! ;-)

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  25. they look yummy to me too!xx Rachel

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  26. Those look great. Fast and simple!

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