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Cool Down With Dogsicles (Blueberry Flavored)

June 14, 2010

As avid readers of my blog know, I am a big fan of Dog Fancy magazine. And the latest issue contains a couple of tasty treat recipes that you furry friend is sure to love. June promises to be a hot month for Tennessee residents. I wouldn't be surprised if your state's forecast is the same. So, why not help your four-legged family member cool down the tasty way - with dogsicles!

You Will Need:
- 12 paper cups (like Dixie cups) in 3 oz size for small dogs / or 8 paper cups in 5 oz size for large dogs
- Saucepan
- Blender

Blueberry-sicles Ingredients:
- 1 tablespoon flaxseed
- 1 teaspoon anise or fennel seed
- 24 ounces organic, greek or goat milk yogurt
- 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon honey

Directions:
Put the flaxseed and anise or fennel seed into a blender. Blend until the seeds are ground. Add yogurt, blueberries, water, and honey to the blender. Blend to combine.

Assembly:
1) Arrange paper cups in a shallow pan that will fit in your freezer. Carefully spoon or pour the chicken-sicle mix into the cups, filling each about three-quarters full. Fill just half full for very small dogs. Carefully place the tray in the freezer and allow to freeze completely overnight.
2) To serve, remove from the freezer and offer it to your dog, preferably outside, to minimize any mess. Peel off the paper cup and put the popsicle in your dog's bowl.

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