Frosty Watermelon Dog Treat Recipe

Watermelon has to be my favorite summertime treat. For a few months out of the year, I unabashedly gorge on this sweet melon until my insides could explode. Oscar loves watermelon, too – this got me thinking about a bite-sized treat that would cool him off and wouldn’t leave my floor a sticky mess. Ta da – the Frosty Watermelon Dog Bones Recipe was born. Now I can nom on my watermelon undisturbed while Oscar is kept busy with his frozen treat.

We’ve also included a how-to video – you can find it below the complete recipe.

A quick and easy 3-ingredient frozen dog treat that beats the heat!Makes 30 treats

Ingredients:

2 cups seedless watermelon (pureed)

1 cup coconut water or milk

1 tablespoon honey (optional)

Directions:

  1. Scoop out watermelon – it must be seedless. Remove seeds if any, but save yourself the trouble and buy a seedless watermelon. Add to blender and puree until smooth.
  2. Add coconut water/milk (I used milk with the treats pictured here) and honey to blender and pureed watermelon. Blend well.
  3. Pour into ice cube trays and cover with plastic wrap or bag to avoid spillage. If you’re using hard plastic ice cube trays, you’re safe from most spillage. But if you’re like me and used silicone bone molds, you’ll need something flat to lay them on. If you don’t, you’re looking at a sticky mess on your floors and freezer. Before you pour, put the silicone mold on something flat that you can move to your freezer, like a cutting tray or a piece of cardboard. Instead of lifting and placing just the flexible silicone mold, you can pick up the stable surface area instead.
  4. Freeze overnight.
  5. To remove from tray, let sit on counter for a few minutes to loosen frozen treat. Twist tray to remove treat from mold.

Watch the Dog Treat DIY video:


Comments

  • Holy smokes that looks delicious…to think I have this watermelon just sitting in my Kitchen for the past two (maybe three) days. Thanks for the share!

  • Tracey South

    why on earth would you put honey in it? sorry but that is un necessary and kind of crazy.

    • I thought a little bit of raw honey was beneficial to dogs. It helps alleviate allergies and keeps their coat shinny.

      • Tracey South

        i don’t know if it is ; I had not heard it. was just thinking why get them used to sweets, for one thing…and I know infant humans can’t have honey. I’ve not heard one way or the other to be honest.

        • GonetotheSnowDogs

          Infant humans and dogs are not the same thing.

  • Janel Hansen

    Do you have any suggestions if we didn’t want to use watermelon?

    • You can puree any fruit that’s dog-friendly – strawberries, blueberries, blackberries,raspberries. You can put in all of them, as long as the fruit puree measures out to 2 cups. Then, add with coconut water or milk, (and honey, if you’d like), and freeze them overnight. Bam! Frozen fruit and coconut dog treat! Works just as well 🙂

      • Not ANY fruit…….grapes are toxic to dogs. I find so many people that have no clue grapes can cause kidney failure in dogs.

      • Nicki Hughes

        Dont give strawberries, they can be toxic to dogs (according to Dr Jean Dodds).

  • Or you could do like I do and just give the dog a piece of watermelon for a treat.

    • Same, lol. I cut up chunks and freeze for later. He loves frozen anything. I mostly scrape out the inside after I’ve cut it up for us, and then freeze those pieces for him to have all year.

  • Gloria Kelley

    No matter how hard I try I cannot find the recipe for these frosty watermelon dog treats. All I get is a blank space where the recipe should be.
    Can someone please send me the recipe?

    • Sorry about that Gloria – The recipe is there now.

  • kami-kun

    I swear, half of these dog recipes look like something I’d like to eat.