You’ve probably seen those doggy ice cream treats in the freezer section at the grocery store. I used to enjoy them before I got diabetes, but my mom says those are bad for me. So instead she makes me a healthy, homemade summer doggy treat I call the “Pupsicle” or “Roobtalian Ice”. You’ve probably never seen these before, but they’re a great alternative to stay cool during the dog days of summer!

I asked my mom to share the recipe and simple steps to this delicious treat for my doggy readers out there to enjoy. If you’re not sure your pup will like it, check out this video of me sampling the product when she was done!

Step 1

Lay out your ingredients and utensils. For this recipe you will need 1 can of broth (we used beef broth, my favorite). Mom likes to divide the broth between 4 recycled Italian ice containers but you can use any size cups you choose. You’re also going to need aluminum foil and wooden popsicle sticks.

Step 2

Pour broth into your containers. I’m a big pooch so my mom usually fills mine up about 3/4 of the way.

Step 3

Make a small slit in the center of a strip of aluminum foil and place over the top of the cup. Carefully place your popsicle stick through the opening to hold it in place during the freezing process.

Step 4

Put in the freezer and wait impatiently with your tail wagging and your tongue panting!

Step 5

Remove from freezer and remove aluminum foil. Rotate cup under hot water for a few seconds until you feel the sides loosen up a bit then pull pupsicle from the cup and share with your favorite furry little friend!

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Ruby spent his early days on the lam roaming the mean streets of Grafton, WV. When he was caught, he was charged with a Class D Misdogmeanor: Failure to be a good hunting dog. As part of a plea deal, he was extradited to a frozen tundra known as New England. It was there that he rescued two humans, assumed a girl’s name, and never looked back. In 2008, Ruby spent seven days in the hospital near death with diabetic ketoacidosis. He lived with canine diabetes for the rest of his life, almost eight years, and through his blogging has helped countless friends around the world with his diabetic dog food recipe, Ruby Stewbie. In 2013, he convinced his humans to move south to the warm weather and beautiful coast of North Carolina. He was always a southern charmer, after all, and his blue heeler blood was homesick. He enjoyed every single moment of his retirement. It was filled with all the finer things in life: walks on the beach, napping, getting belly rubs, and giving sweet kisses. On May 4th, 2016, Ruby passed peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by his pack. He lived 14 glorious years thanks to someone who picked him up and drove him far away, to a no-kill shelter, and into the arms of love. He remained a lover, not a hunter. Join Ruby in barking out to animals and their rescuers at Friends of Ruby.

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