Oh, the dog days of summer. It has been so incredibly hot here in Denver that my two fluffy pups have been spending most of their days inside. But with the temptation of my big backyard and the endless energy of Samoyeds, I have been making sure that they can spend some time outdoors, safely. There is watermelon everywhere right now and my younger pup, Meeko, LOVES watermelon so I knew I had to use it! Meeko also recently went through a not-so-fun gastrointestinal virus that has her digestion a bit off, so I knew I wanted to add some support for that! So, I created a treat that not only cools them down and supports their bellies, but also I popped in some mint for fresh breath!
This is one of those recipes that you can make as much or as little as you need, but I’d suggest making a big batch of these Watermelon Yogurt Dog Treats to keep in your freezer so you have plenty for your dogs to enjoy as we come to the hottest part of summer. I made a double batch of this so my pups and my chickens can enjoy them!
Frozen Watermelon Yogurt Dog Treats Ingredients
4 Cups Chopped Watermelon
1/2 Cup Organic, Whole Milk Yogurt
2 Sprigs of Fresh Mint
Frozen Watermelon Yogurt Dog Treat Recipe
All you’ll need for this recipe is a blender and a few silicone molds! I’m using a few different sizes of molds- but whichever size you choose make sure that the silicone is easily indented because you want to make sure that these frozen watermelon yogurt treats pop out easily! Watermelon can get a little sticky so soft molds work better! The large molds I use are for baking (you can find them on Amazon here) and the smaller ones are for ice cubes that I picked up from IKEA!
1 As you chop your watermelon, make sure to remove the black seeds! I leave the white ones in because they aren’t particularly crunchy and with seeded watermelons there are a ton of them!
2 Add watermelon, mint leaves (remove the stems!) and yogurt into your blender and blend until your liquid is smooth with no chunks! This will make sure that the mint is nice and small and that the yogurt is incorporated well.
3 Pour the liquid into your molds and freeze for at least four hours, but overnight is better!
Optional: My pups will take treats and eat them on their own off of the floor, but if your dog likes to eat treats off a stick, try propping up a long metal straw in the treats. Just make sure whatever you use for your ‘popsicle’ stick can’t be ingested by your pup!
4 Let your pups enjoy! Its as easy as that!
These treats were a big hit in the hippie household- if you’d like to see me make them in person or see footage of the pups eating them make sure you head over to my YouTube channel to follow me step by step! I’ve also popped the video below!
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