Frosty Paws are a Camp-Run-A-Pup 4th of July tradition. Most of you know that I do not cook from scratch for my own kid; however, most of you will understand when I tell you I do make Frosty Paws from scratch. All dog owners, on average, like their dogs more than their kids – and the grocery store variety of Frosty Paws is expensive and often includes freezer burn. I really like Johann’s recipe, but I cannot tell a lie…I do not buy organic ingredients for my Frosty Paws. I use regular ol’ yogurt, peanut butter, and fruit. If it makes you feel any better, Cole does not eat Organic peanut butter either. The fruit my campers like best is apple or banana. Rascal loves pineapple, but it does have its downside, which I will leave to your imagination…
* 1 large container (32 oz) of low-fat, plain yogurt
* 3 handfuls of fresh (organic is best) blueberries
* 1 banana
* 2 tbsp of organic peanut butter
* Other fruit possibilities – like apple slices, orange slices, pineapple slices.
Chop up the banana in small pieces (or mash) and mix all ingredients together. Place the mixture in ice cube trays and freeze for about 3 hours.
Once frozen, run hot water over the underside of the trays, pop out the Frosty Paws, and serve. That’s it!
For fun, you can use bone-shaped ice cube trays! Really!
Now, the question is: will Rascal be Red, White, and Blue tomorrow? Will I add red and blue bubbles to our puppy pools? Will the bubbles turn my campers multi-colored? Only tomorrow will tell….Frosty Paw anyone?