Ice Cubes on Tasty Tuesday

Did you see Sugar’s post last week about making fruity ice cubes?  Sugar looked like she enjoyed them so much, so we had to try them for ourselves.  We decided on the blueberry ice cubes.

Imagine the scene….it is a hot summer morning, you head into the kitchen and open the freezer.  If your dogs are anything like mine, they know the sounds mean that there is fresh food coming towards them.  I open the freezer…Finn picks her head up.  I take out the ice cube tray…Charley wakes up from his slumber.  I *CRACK* the cubes free from their plastic tray…two large dogs come running in, knowing what’s next.

That was the scene in the Howard house this weekend upon creating blueberry ice cubes.

Come on Ma!  Let me have one already!  I see the tray on the counter!

Come on Ma! Let me have one already! I see the tray on the counter!

And then you dole them out to the doggies.   I put them in the water bowls and let them try to dig them out.  All you hear is the sweet sound of licking, munching and cracking, knowing they are staying hydrated and having a cool little snack.

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I see you Mr. Blueberry. I see you in there.

We emailed Sugar on Sunday to let her know about our little treats and you know what? She said she is gonna share more options for creating fruity ice cubes later this month. We can’t wait to see what she suggests because, seriously, Finn and Charley LOVED the blueberry.

Here’s a closeup.  We got 2-3 blueberries in each cube.  Delicious!

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42 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. dougalldog
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 06:16:19

    Oh yum-yum!

  2. Molly The Wally
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 06:28:15

    We will try those too when the weather warms up a bit over here. Wonder what flavour we will try? Squirrel blood popsicles? Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Long Life Cats and Dogs
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 07:16:43

    I now pity any guest you may have, who thinks they can go to your freezer to get ice for the drinks. They’ll be bowled over by over-excited dogs 😀

  4. Jen@MyBrownNewfies
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 07:24:23

    I so want to give these a try this summer!

  5. cecilia07
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 07:43:15

    Finn and Charley…are you two interested in having a lovely, loving, kitty for a sibling? If so, I’m your girl!! Those cubes look delish. Hey and a plus about having a kitty……I’m a champion counter surfer. Your treats would double w me in the house
    Hugs Madi your BFFF

  6. Lori - What Remains Now
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 08:03:14

    Sugar makes the BEST treats. We enjoy ice cubes in our house too.

  7. Reilly & Denny
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 08:39:01

    It is funny – some dogs love ice – others don’t. We fall into the don’t category – we don’t even like those frosty paws things – is that weird or what!

  8. Eileen and Annie
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 09:03:17

    Yummy, yummy 🙂
    Maybe Finn and Charley will like frozen yoghurt cubes too, Annie does!

  9. goldenwoofs
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 09:18:37

    Golden Glad you gave our Berry Ice Cubes. Happy Tasty Tuesday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  10. Doreen & The Gang (@DoggiesandStuff)
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 09:49:37

    I’ve done this with my water but I haven’t tried it with the dogs! Thanks for the tip!

  11. Frankie and Ernie
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 09:52:32

    WOW your mom is a good cookerer. Our mom makes FLAVOR ICE fur us too… and sometimes she puts Blue or CRANBERRIES in them… butt usually she puts pieces of SNACKS in there… they really FLAVOR the Ice.

  12. Stella Rose
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 09:55:18

    that is the ONE thing my mom makes rEALLY REALLY well is frozen ice!!
    stella rose

  13. jank1961
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 10:24:24

    Sugar had a great idea, and I’m glad to see that Finn and Charley also like them! What a wonderful treat for a hot day, we are definitely going to try this.

  14. Two French Bulldogs
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 10:44:39

    We get plain ones. Guess this one didn’t think to put fruit in them
    Benny & Lily

  15. Gizmo
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 10:47:38

    How excellent Finn…Momz promised to make me some but we haven’t bought the berries yet…Sugar posts great things

  16. Flea
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 10:50:34

    What fun! It works! YAY!!!

  17. cafall
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 11:21:10

    We need to try them. I’m a little worried about our boys. Sam will eat them with no worries, but Monty might find the blueberry, decide I tried to poison him, and try to smear the blue berry into the carpet. …and you never know – he will try it.

    Sam

  18. Kat n collies
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 12:15:07

    Instead of water, you can use plain, low-fat yogurt with the blueberries. (small, ice cube sized Frosty Paws)

    Homemade Frosty Paws
    Ingredients:
    ::1 cup peanut butter (I suggest all-natural so there is no added junk)
    ::32 oz low-fat Yogurt
    ::2 tablespoons of honey
    ::2 ripe bananas OR you can add the blueberries, just add them AFTER you blend the first three ingredients.

    Directions:
    ::Blend all ingredients together. Separate into 3 oz paper cups (Dixie cups for example). Place in freezer, once frozen put into ziplock freezer bag. Yields 16 servings. OR put the mixture into ice cube trays, for bite-sized treats!

  19. Emmadog
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 12:16:22

    Looks yummy! Just wish our weather was warm enough to need something to cool down!

  20. Whisppy
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 12:32:31

    Mommy tried giving me ice cubes but I stay away. Maybe if she made ice cubes from the yummy chicken soup…. 😀

    …Whisky

  21. Caren, Dakota and Cody
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 13:35:01

    oh you are such a cutie! I saw that post of Sugar’s and I need to have my Mom make some of those for me! Thanks so much for visiting me today! Mom and I signed up to follow you but we aren’t sure if we will get your blog in email (preferred)….can you please put a follow by email thingy on your blog? Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  22. adinparadise
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 13:37:40

    Lovely idea, and so healthy too. 🙂

  23. rubytheairedale
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 13:52:56

    Oh, those do look yummy!!! Ma said just be sure not to let them melt on your rugs, or it might stain….guess how she knows THAT?! Yups, Moi..
    Kisses,
    Ruby

  24. Daisy
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 16:10:24

    They look fantatic. We’ve been having some frosts in the morning, so everything has a cover of ice. But we’ll remember those for summer.

    XXXoOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  25. Melissa
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 17:18:30

    Sounds like the perfect way to cool off in the summer and sneak in a healthy treat too.
    Kelsey

  26. Luke's Adventures
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 17:22:00

    What a great idea! I love ice cubes. I love blueberries and strawberries. I must tell my humans to freeze fruits in ice cubes.

    My humans currently freeze strawberries and banana slices as a cool snack for me to munch on during the summer. ~ Luke

  27. Mitch and Molly
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 17:39:02

    yummmmmmm – we need to have mom make us some blueberry cubes too!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  28. jansfunnyfarm
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 20:20:41

    Oh, those lucky doggies. Those blueberry ice cubes look refreshing on a hot day.

  29. 2browndawgs
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 20:50:21

    Yummy!

  30. Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 21:19:48

    We are going to have to try those fruity cubes too. All of us, except Picky Phantom, love ice cubes, AND blueberries, strawberries, watermelon….. Can you imagine the lusciousness of wallymelon cubes???

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  31. Jodi Chick (+ Kolchak & Felix too)
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 22:03:04

    Mama makes us all kinds of cubes and we love them. Fruity cubes, veggie cubes, leftover meaty cubes. There’s just so many tasty options out there!

  32. SlimDoggy (@MySlimDoggy)
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 22:37:46

    These do look yummy, gonna make mom fix them for us!

  33. sprinkles
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 23:34:45

    I’ve been thinking about doing something like this for my boys. They generally don’t pay much attention to ice cubes in their water, but if they see something inside of them, maybe they’ll be more interested. And if not, I’ll just enjoy them in my water!

  34. Elizabeth Bergesen
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 00:44:10

    We love blueberries! We will have to give those a try!

  35. Champ
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 00:49:30

    Freezer treats are always tasty!

  36. wallaceandsamuel
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 03:09:55

    YUM!!! Nothing like a cool treat on a hot day!!

    Mommy blends up banana and apples with a little plain yoghurt and then freezes those for us in summer. She puts them in our Kong – they are GRRRRREAT!!!

    Wally (xoxoxox) and Sammy

  37. Misaki
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 06:37:23

    Such a great idea!

  38. Nikitaland
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 15:12:59

    We LOVE ice cubes too! Mommy always gives them to us and also puts them in our water bowl so we have some nice chilly water! We make a mess all over when we eat them, but Mommy just follows us around wiping up our messes!

  39. Clowie
    Jun 06, 2013 @ 16:36:30

    I love ice cubes! Even the cats like them when it’s hot.

  40. FiveSibesMom
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 01:44:08

    Yummm…my Sibes love ice cubes…fruity ones would be even better! Thanks! 🙂

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