These watermelon frozen treats are easy to make no matter your experience in making homemade dog treats. The only ingredients you need for this recipe is – Greek yogurt, watermelon, and honey (preferably organic, especially if your dog is diabetic).
These dog-friendly ingredients boast a range of benefits:
Watermelon: According to the AKC, this fruit is not only low in calories but also packed with essential nutrients like vitamins A, B6, C, and potassium. It’s an excellent hydrator, perfect for those hot days. Remember to remove all seeds and use fresh, unsweetened watermelon.
Plain Greek Yogurt: The Honest Kitchen touts Greek yogurt as the best yogurt option for your furry friend. Packed with probiotics and a higher protein quantity, it’s a healthier alternative to regular yogurt.
Organic Honey: Regular honey, as per the AKC, contains added sugars that can lead to obesity and pose problems for diabetic dogs. Opt for Organic honey to provide only natural sugars and essential vitamins and minerals. Avoid raw honey, which may contain botulism spores, causing Botulism—an illness affecting the nervous system.
Ingredients and materials
- 1 ½ cups of fresh seedless watermelon pieces.
- 2/3 cup of plain Greek yogurt.
- 2 teaspoons of organic honey.
- Baking sheet (optional).
- Molds or ice trays.
- Food processor or blender.
- Place silicone molds/tray on a baking sheet (optional but reduces cleanup).
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender; blend until a smoothie consistency is achieved.
- Transfer the blended liquid into a measuring cup or smaller cup for better pour control.
- Fill each mold slot to the top with the mixture.
- Freeze for about 3 hours or until solid.
- Gently release the frozen treats from the molds/tray and let your pup indulge!
These treats can stay in the mold, a Ziploc bag, or an airtight container in your freezer for up to a month. However, always check the smell and appearance before treating your pup.
Now you have a simple, healthy treat recipe that your dog will love. With watermelon’s hydration benefits, Greek yogurt’s probiotics, and organic honey’s sweetness, it’s a delicious and nutritious way to pamper your furry friend. Just remember to store them right, and you’ll have a stash of canine-approved goodies ready whenever your pup deserves a tasty reward!
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