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Puppy Snow Cones are Perfect for Hot Days!
Disclaimer: Please only use ingredients safe for your dogs and in amounts safe for your dogs. This recipe is for information only.
In the south, the weather is still extremely hot and the temperature isn’t dropping anytime soon. One of our favorite things to do with the dogs right now is to go and get snow cones at Pelican’s SnoBalls. Pelican’s is a snow cone chain primarily in the southeast that sells New Orleans style snow cones. They have some of the best snow cones I have ever tasted!
They even have “Pup Cups” in Peanut Butter or Vanilla flavors for dogs, topped with a treat. Since many people do not have snow cone stands minutes away, I was inspired to create a puppy snow cones recipe to make from home.
One of my dogs also suffers from a food allergy, which inspired a non-vanilla or peanut butter flavor. I also wanted to use ingredients I already had at home, so I decided to make use of the strawberries. I added a tiny amount of maple syrup as well to make the strawberry snow cone syrup.
Even though I made these for my furbabies, my husband and I enjoyed these as well (we had leftover syrup). We loved them! So this is a great natural and real fruit snow cone recipe too. Just leave off the dog treat garnish. 😉
Yields: 2 snow-cone cups for two small dogs. You will likely have a little syrup to spare, too.
Ingredients for Strawberry Syrup
- 1 1/2 cup Strawberries
- 2 Tablespoons of Maple Syrup with NO Xylitol or artificial sweeteners*
* Xylitol and other artificial sweeteners are toxic to dogs.
Ingredients for Strawberry Puppy Snow Cones
- 3 cups of ice
- Strawberry Syrup
- Optional: Dog Treat (for garnish)
- Small pot
- Strainer: One for washing strawberries and one for straining pulp. You can get an inexpensive set on Amazon
- Bowl: Just a regular cereal bowl will work
- Zippered Food Storage Bag (sandwich size works fine)
- Measuring Cups
- Magic Bullet, Blender or Snow Cone Maker: I used the Magic Bullet
- Snow Cone Cups: I used party treat cups since it was easier for the dogs to eat out of than traditional snow cone cups.
- Dog Treats for Garnish: I used a Milk Bone in one cup and a Grandma Lucy’s Organic Pumpkin Teddy Bear Treat in the other.
Strawberry Syrup Recipe🍓:
- Wash and de-stem strawberries. Cut strawberries into halves.
- Place strawberries and water into the pot.
- Bring ingredients to a boil then turn the heat down to medium and let simmer for 10 minutes. Be sure and skim any foam from the top.
- Carefully remove strawberries from the pot with a large spoon and discard.
- Add maple syrup to the pot, then turn the heat off and remove the pot from the heat.
- Stir for about one minute to dissolve maple syrup.
- Allow the mixture to cool (mine took about 20 minutes).
- Pour the mixture over a strainer into a bowl.
Puppy Snow Cones Recipe🍧:
- Blend ice for no more than a minute at a time (don’t burn up your blender!) until desired snow-cone consistency.
- Transfer ice into the snow cone cup. Tip: Use an ice cream scoop to make a rounded shape on top.
- Carefully cut a small hole in one corner of the storage bag. With the hole pinched closed, pour the strawberry drizzle into the bag and seal closed, still pinching the hole shut (it is easier with two people for sure!). Once you are holding the bag with mixture over the top of the ice filled snow cone cup, uncover the hole of the bag to drizzle strawberry syrup on top of the snow cone.