DIY Puppucino recipes: Four pup cups you can try at home

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If your pooch loves a good pup cup, then these DIY Puppucino recipes will help you recreate the popular pet foodie trend at home. 

Of course, nothing beats a journey to your local Starbucks to pick up the real thing - just ask for one when you're next ordering your latte - but for lazy days spent in the kitchen, these recipes can whip up a real nice homemade dog treat. 

From a basic Starbucks-style recipe to ones with a few tasty twists, all you really need is a blender or whisk, plus some common ingredients from your fridge, and you'll be ready to create your own take on the Puppucino in a flash.   

Fancy some more dog treat inspiration? Create your own dog smoothies and frozen dog treats in style at home with our foodie guides. 

What is a Puppuccino?

The Puppucino is essentially a small cup of whipped cream that both dogs and owners go wild for. It was created as part of a Starbucks' secret menu in 2015 but has skyrocketed in popularity since then thanks to its enduring appeal over social media. 

Many pet owners post videos of their poochy pals lapping up their cup that is created to be the ideal size for a dog's nose.

Are Puppucinos safe for dogs?

Dairy products are usually safe in small quantities for most dogs every once in a while. However, you shouldn't be giving your dogs a Puppuccino every time you grab yourself a morning coffee. 

Similar to human consumption of whipped cream, it's pretty unhealthy and full of sugar for your dog too. Giving your dog too much can result in internal problems; look to consult your vet in particular if your dog has a history of stomach issues.

It's best to consider it an extra-special treat for when your fur baby is behaving well.

DIY Puppucino recipes

Homemade Starbucks Style Puppucino Recipe

If you're looking for a Puppucino recipe that's as close to Starbucks' own as possible, then this try this tasty homemade version.

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• 1/2 cup heavy cream
• 1 tsp sugar
• 1/4 tsp vanilla 

• Mix all ingredients on medium in a blender
• Spoon the mixture into a disposable coffee cup and serve

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Three Puppucino recipes with a twist

Twist up your pup cup with these alternative DIY Puppucino recipes created from pumpkin, coconut milk or goat milk. 

Coconut Milk & Pumpkin DIY Puppucino

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• 3/4c unsweetened coconut milk
• 1c pumpkin
• 1/4 tsp cinnamon

• Combine all ingredients into blender and blend well until mixed.
• Garnish with whipped cream and cinnamon.

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Goat Milk DIY Puppucino

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• 1 egg white
• 1/4 cup raw goat milk
• 1/8 tsp lemon juice
• Sprinkle of cinnamon

• Whip the egg white and lemon juice together for 3-5 minutes
• Gently fold in the raw goat milk
• Spoon the mixture into a cup and top with cinnamon

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Greek Yogurt DIY Puppucino

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• 1 tbsp Plain Greek yogurt
• 2 tbsp goat milk
• 1 egg white

• Add the Greek yoghurt and goat milk to a bowl and whisk
• Crack an egg into a bowl and separate the egg whites
• Whisk together until light and fluffy
• Top with your dog's favorite treats 

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Ashleigh Gibbs
Digital Editor

Ashleigh is Digital Editor on PetsRadar. With over 8 years of experience in print and digital media, she has acted as an editorial lead on a variety of projects, with animal themes a keen interest. As an avid animal lover, you can often find Ashleigh checking out the newest trends in animal care or looking at cute cat videos on TikTok.