Summer is definitely in full swing here in Colorado. With days in the high 90s, I’m constantly looking for ways to keep my dogs cool and hydrated. I’ve become a massive fan of creating fruit based pupsicles for them to enjoy during warmer weather. I’ve found that it’s a great way to entice both my dogs to intake a little extra water and they absolutely LOVE the fruit flavors.

In honor of the Fourth of July (which is also my birthday), I wanted to give my pups something to celebrate with too! Naturally making a red, white, and blue frozen dog treat was the answer. Strawberries and blueberries are some of our favorite fruits, so those were of course our top choice to be included in this festive treat. As for the “white”? I went with coconut!

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Making individual frozen treats is a wonderful option especially if you have super cute molds or ice cube trays, but lately I’ve been loving using the Yummy Travel Bowls from Sleepypod because they can be resealed and saved for later. Of course the bowls can be put in the freezer and are dishwasher safe. I think the Yummy Travel Bowls allow pets to enjoy a refreshing drink (or snack) throughout an event or the day.

You can find my other two frozen dog treat recipes for the Yummy Travel Bowls here:
Watermelon Cucumber Mint Refresher
Frozen Red Berry Spritzer

Recipe – Patriotic Frozen Dog Treats

Did you know that strawberries, blueberries, and coconut all have some health benefits for dogs? Blueberries are known as “superfoods” and that goes for your pups too! They are full of antioxidants and fiber.

Refreshing Patriotic Frozen Dog Treats - Easy DIY Recipe {dog treat, Sleepypod, summer, strawberry, blueberry, coconut, pupsicle, popsicle, recipe} - #sponsored by Sleepypod

Strawberries are also super healthy for dogs. They are high in fiber and vitamin C. Just like blueberries, they are full of antioxidants. And fun fact: they contain an enzyme that could even help whiten your dog’s teeth!

The one catch with fruit is their sugar content. You want to watch just how much you give your dog. Too much is too much, so don’t overdue it!

Coconut is another one of those magical “superfoods” for both dogs and humans. It’s also full of fiber, which helps support digestion.

Refreshing Patriotic Frozen Dog Treats - Easy DIY Recipe {dog treat, Sleepypod, summer, strawberry, blueberry, coconut, pupsicle, popsicle, recipe} - #sponsored by Sleepypod

Patriotic Frozen Dog Treats

Ingredients

  • 1 cup strawberries (sliced)
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut NO SUGAR ADDED
  • 2 cup water
  • Adjust if using the small Sleepypod Yummy Travel Bowl or other container

Instructions

  1. Wash all your produce and slice strawberries into bit sized pieces.
  2. Add strawberries, blueberries, and coconut to your Sleepypod Yummy Travel Bowl (or similar).
  3. Mix to distribute evenly.
  4. Add fresh water until bowl is full. Don't overfill.
  5. Seal and freeze overnight or for 8-10 hours.
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So go on and make your dog a special treat for July 4th! I just know they will love it. And even though this treat is red, white, and blue, you can certainly make it all year round!

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PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make sure you use no sugar added coconut. Another great option is coconut chips. You can get ones made especially for dogs from Dr. Harvey’s called Coconut Smiles.

If your dog doesn’t like the treat frozen, it will gradually melt overtime keeping it cold for hours. That’s absolutely perfect for a hot summer day, if you ask me!

Refreshing Patriotic Frozen Dog Treats - Easy DIY Recipe {dog treat, Sleepypod, summer, strawberry, blueberry, coconut, pupsicle, popsicle, recipe} - #sponsored by Sleepypod

Don’t forget to also try out our Watermelon Cucumber Mint Refresher and our Frozen Red Berry Spritzer recipes!

Has your dog ever tried strawberries, blueberries, or coconut? What did they think?

Think your dog might like this recipe? Save Patriotic Frozen Dog Treats for later by pinning the image below on Pinterest!

Refreshing Patriotic Frozen Dog Treats - Easy DIY Recipe {dog treat, Sleepypod, summer, strawberry, blueberry, coconut, pupsicle, popsicle, recipe} - #sponsored by Sleepypod

Disclaimer: I am being compensated to help spread the word about the Sleepypod Yummy Travel Bowls. I received no other compensation or additional benefits for mentioning the brands or products in this post. The opinions and ideas in this post are my own and are uninfluenced by any other person or business.

Jessica Shipman

Jessica Shipman

Jessica Shipman is a bargain hunter, food lover, and software engineer figuring out how to be a pet parent for the first time. Jessica has been a long time lover of all animals (especially llamas and manatees) and is happy that she can finally combine that love with technology.
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