Popsicles are a mainstay treat for summer time. When it’s hot, there is nothing like a cold popsicle to cool you off. My kids love them, but many of the store bought are choked full of sugar or junk, so I got the idea to make my own cheaper and healthier.
Well, after you’ve been riding or working with your horse and you’re hot, it’s also nice to have a cold popsicle, but what about for your horse? That, in turn, gave me another idea to try my hand at making some for the horses. As it turns out, they were a hit. Even our picky eater horse liked them, so I know your horse will love them too.
Why You’ll Love these DIY Popsicles for Horses
Easy – these take about 5 minutes or less to make.
Fun to Make – I really find these fun to make and fun to feed to my horses.
Horses Love Them – a really nice treat for your horse, even our picky eater likes them.
Cheap – literally costs next to nothing along with no packaging to throw away
Healthy – made with fruit and vegetables
How to Make DIY Popsicles for Horses
- Popsicle Molds (No sticks so they are safer for your horse)
I recommend these popsicle molds because these don’t have sticks and your horse won’t accidentally bite it or try to eat the stick.
1 cup apple juice
1 large carrot (broken up)
In a blender, combine all ingredients. Begin by pulsating, then let blender run until ingredients are blended. Chunky is ok! Next, pour mixture into popsicle molds and place in freezer. These need roughly 4-8 hours to freeze fully.
*Tip for easy removal from molds. Set molds out for a few minutes beforehand. They should slide right out then.
Feel free to experiment and play around with flavors. I went with apple and carrot because those tend to be favorite flavors with many horses. Leave a comment below if you have suggestions for other flavor combinations.
Might as well make yourself some too
Here are a few recipes from fellow bloggers for recipes to make for you or your family.
Homemade Toasted Coconut Fudgesicles from Live Full and Frugal
Vegan Coconut Orange Creamscicles from Dig the Good Life
Creamy Homemade Yogurt Swirl Popsicles from At Home on the Prairie