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6 Cool Catsicle Recipes for Your Feline Friend

Cats licking catsicle

Looking for a cool and refreshing way to help your kitty beat the heat? It’s time to go beyond simply keeping the water bowl full. These cat-approved popsicle recipes are easy to make and sure to make your feline friend purr with delight.

6 Catsicle Recipes Your Cat Will Love

Pampering your pet is one of life’s greatest privileges. You get to dote on your faithful furry friend and they return the favor with adoring glances and snuggly nuzzles. If your cat companion is feeling the heat, serving them a tasty popsicle is a great way to help them keep their cool.

Here are some ideas for cat popsicles that are sure to garner your fur baby’s meow of approval.

1. Goat’s Milk Catsicles

(From Homes Alive Pets)


  • One can of wet cat food
  • An equal amount of goat’s milk (cats typically digest goat’s milk better than cow’s milk because it has less lactose. However, if your cat is lactose-intolerant, substitute it with coconut milk.)
  • Your cat’s favorite small treats 
  • Ice cube trays

How to Make

  1. Empty the entire can of wet cat food into a bowl. 
  2. Pour the goat’s milk into the empty can to ensure it’s the same amount, then mix it into the bowl of food. 
  3. Spoon the mixture into ice cube trays. (Spray the trays with cooking spray to make removal easier.)
  4. Add one cat treat to each cube. 
  5. Freeze until solid, roughly two to three hours. 
  6. Remove the cubes from the tray and place them in a freezer-safe bag for storage. 
  7. Serve occasionally to your cat when you want to earn serious pet parent points.

2. No-Dairy Catsicle Pops

(From Petfinder)


  • One 5.5-ounce can of wet cat food
  • Small cat treats or fresh catnip
  • Saran wrap
  • 15 8-ounce plastic cups

How to Make

  1. Mix all of the ingredients from the recipe in a medium-sized bowl. It should consist of mostly cat food, with the treats or catnip being more of a sprinkling. (The source suggests thinking of it as adding chocolate chips to cookie dough.)
  2. Spoon the mixture into each cup, filling approximately ¼ to ½ full.
  3. Stack the cups to help flatten the mixture.
  4. Cover the top cup with plastic wrap.
  5. Place the cups in the freezer overnight to set.
  6. When ready to serve, run warm water over the bottom cup to pull it free. Pop out the catsicle and let it sit in a bowl for about five minutes before serving it to your cat.

3. Super Simple Catsicles

(From Pets Plus Us)


  • ½ cup of water
  • Can of tuna or salmon (low-sodium) or a can of wet cat food
  • Ice cube tray

How to Make

  1. Mash up the cat food or tuna/salmon with the water in a mixing bowl. If your kitty prefers a smoother consistency, mix the food and water in a blender. 
  2. Pour or spoon the mixture into an ice cube tray. To make this easier, try using a piping bag you would normally use to frost a cake. Alternatively, you can snip the corner off of a regular plastic baggy.
  3. Freeze for a few hours, then serve one or two cubes in your cat’s favorite bowl.

4. Berry Good Cat Popsicle Recipe

(From Chewy)


  • 8 tablespoons of unsweetened, plain Greek yogurt (xylitol-free)
  • 2 strawberries
  • 4 to 8 blueberries (depending on size)
  • Silicone popsicle mold or ice cube tray

How to Make

  1. Halve the blueberries and chop the strawberries.
  2. Blend 4 tablespoons of yogurt with the strawberries until smooth and spoon the mixture into ice cube trays or molds.
  3. Blend the remaining 4 tablespoons of yogurt with the blueberries until smooth. Spoon the mixture into the molds or ice cube tray. 
  4. Freeze overnight or for approximately 6 hours.
  5. Remove from molds or tray and serve. Store the remaining catsicles in a freezer-safe container or bag.

5. Easy Broth Popsicles for Your Cat

Here’s a super easy recipe for frozen kitty treats that will help your cat stay happy and hydrated.


  • Sodium-free broth in any flavor your cat loves, like chicken, salmon, etc.
  • Ice cube tray

How to Make

  1. Fill the ice cube tray with your broth of choice.
  2. Freeze for several hours or overnight.
  3. Dump out of the tray into a freezer-safe bag for storage.
  4. Serve your cat one or two cubes for a tasty frozen snack.

6. Homemade Bone Broth Catsicles

(From Rover)


How to Make

  1. If using vegetables, coarsely chop them and add them to a large stockpot with the unseasoned bones.
  2. Fill the pot with water to cover the ingredients.
  3. Simmer for 8 hours, skimming any foam that starts to appear on the water’s surface.
  4. Allow to cool to room temperature, then strain the broth into a bowl.
  5. Discard all bones and vegetable chunks.
  6. Pour broth into an ice cube tray.
  7. Freeze overnight, then remove from trays.
  8. Serve one or two cubes to your cat. Store the remaining cubes in a freezer-safe container.

Tips for Making Cat Popsicles

It’s essential to keep your pet’s safety the top priority when making homemade treats and recipes of any kind. 

Use Safe Ingredients

Always ensure the ingredients you use are pet-friendly and well-tolerated by your pet. If you’re unsure of any specific items, check with your vet.

Serve Appropriate Amounts of Treats

Also, regardless of what’s in your catsicle, only serve them sparingly to your pet. In general, treats should only comprise roughly 10 percent of your cat’s daily calorie requirements. Therefore, if your cat’s daily caloric needs are 241 calories, then only about 24 of those calories should come from treats.

If your kitty is a bit overweight or obese, you’ll want to talk to your vet about the best way to include treats in your pet’s diet. (You also might want to check out these creative cat exercises.) 

Regardless of your cat’s current weight, when first serving them your homemade recipes, begin with very small amounts. It’s wise to start small so your cat’s tummy gets used to the treat and you can get a solid idea of how they’ll respond to it.

Have Fun with It

To make things extra special, serve the catsicle in a decorative bowl you keep just for select treats. It adds an extra sense of indulgence to the whole experience.

Catsicles Keep Cats Cool in Summer

Serving a cold, tasty treat to your cat offers a refreshing summertime snack and a way to pamper your pet. Have a canine companion too? Check out these tasty dog-friendly smoothie recipes for Fido. 

You’ll also find lots of other suggestions and tips on caring for your pets on the Neater Pets blog. Now it’s time to channel your inner gourmet and start whipping up some fantastic frozen goodies for your feline!


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