It’s that time of the year again and how could we sit back and enjoy our own pumpkin spice lattes without making one for our furry best friends? This recipe from Cooking With Janica is completely dog safe using pumpkin, ginger, cinnamon, and coconut milk! Treat your dog to the perfect puppuccino that won’t break the bank and look just as adorable in your next instagram post.
Let’s go over the ingredients. First up is the star ingredient, pumpkin. Pumpkin has many benefits for our poochs’ including healthy gut bacteria, fiber, and essential vitamins A & C. Cinnamon in healthy amounts has anti-inflammatory properties, regulates blood sugar, and raises insulin resistance. Ginger is great for dogs with arthritis, nausea, or bloat and gastrointestinal problems. The right amount of coconut milk can do wonders for your dogs coat health and breath!
There is no caffeine in this recipe even though it is called a ‘latte!’ Make sure not to give any caffeine to your dogs as it can harm them.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 Cup Coconut Milk
1 Cup Pumpkin Puree
A dash of Ground Cinnamon
A dash of Ground Ginger
Organic Whipped Cream (This is optional!)
Here’s what you’ll do:
1. Break out your blender.
2. Ground the cinnamon and ginger.
3. Throw it all into a blender and blend until smooth.
4. Serve a small amount for testing, and then continue with a moderate amount for a good treat!
5. Top with a delicious dollop of whipped cream!
6. Store in an air-tight container for about a week.
Yum, easy as pie! Next time you pick yourself up your own pumpkin spice, whip one out for your dog as well and bask in the perfect fall treat.
Photo by: @popeyethefoodie