Frozen Puppy Pops using Watermelon and Carob Chips.
Your dog will love these frozen watermelon puppy pops. We've used carob chips to give these dog treats some extra flavor. The carob chips are optional.
This summer, give your dog a treat that will quench his thirst using watermelon Puppy Pops. They are 92% water and therefore make a great summer treat.
Their low calorie content and vitamin content made watermelons popular. This miraculous melon can be enjoyed by you and your pup.
Many people crave frozen watermelon in the late summer. So why not make homemade frozen dog treats from watermelon for you and the kids!
Frozen Watermelon for Dogs?
Yes, in moderation.
Hint: It is always best to remove the seeds before giving it to the dogs.
Although some people give their dogs watermelon rind, I do not recommend it.
Water-rich, naturally sweet, and packed with nutrients, watermelon fruit is a superfood. It's a great fruit for dogs, especially on a hot, sunny day.
Is Carob Good For Dogs?
Are you wondering what carob is?
Many countries around the world use carob candy and carob syrup made from this tree, which grows in the Mediterranean basin.
Plus, carob is great in homemade dog treats like these watermelon puppy pops.
Carob is often used in carob doggie chews and carob treats.
Can Dog's Eat Watermelon?
Absolutely, as long as there is no added sugar or sweetener. Popsicles made at home are always the safest for your pups, because you know the ingredients used.
Making Watermelon Puppy Popsicles
Previously, I wrote that homemade treats are of higher quality than store-bought.
For this recipe, you need only four ingredients, all of which are readily available during the summer and pantry staples.
- Watermelon - simply slice your watermelon into cubes.
- Yogurt - we love to use Greek yogurt.
- Carob Chips - the doggie version of chocolate carob chips is enjoyed by all dogs.
- Flaxseed Meal - flaxseed meal provides omega vitamins for dogs.
Plain Yogurt and Watermelon
It is easy to make the ice cubes by blending it all together in a blender, pouring into ice cube trays, and freezing it for 20 to 30 minutes.
Your Watermelon and Yogurt Frozen Dog Treats
Dogs with lactose intolerance should be aware. If that is the case, omit the yogurt. Pureed watermelon pup pops also works well.
You can simply puree the watermelon and yogurt using a blender, mixer-grinder, or immersion beater.
Place your silicone molds on a baking sheet or tray and fill the mold with the mixture. This way you won't spill half the puree when transporting it to the freezer this way.
Freezing Watermelon for Dogs?
You can give your dog some watermelon chunks, or slices as a simple watermelon dog treat.
You can serve them chilled, frozen, or at room temperature.
Choose a whole seedless watermelon and remove the rind.
Some Final Thoughts
Don't include the rind of the watermelon and only use seedless watermelons. They can both upset your dog's stomach, and no one wants that!
I have also included plain Greek yogurt with the watermelon. Simply omit the yogurt and only use watermelon if your dog has trouble digesting dairy or allergies. Trust me; your dog won’t know the difference.
Pro Tip: Placing silicone molds on a baking sheet before adding the liquid is a good idea. If you store them on a flat surface, then they won't spill when you place them in the freezer.
Printable Frozen Watermelon Puppy Pops Recipe
Delicious and Healthy Watermelon Puppy Pops for you and your dogs!
- 1 cup watermelon, no seeds
- ¼ cup carob chips (optional)
- ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt
- ⅓ cup flaxseed meal
- Add your watermelon (cubed), flaxseed meal, and yogurt to the blender. Blend on high until fully blended.
- Place a few carob chips inside of each mold, optional.
- Pour your blended mixture over chips in the molds.
- Place molds in the freezer until fully frozen. Will take around 3 hours depending on the size molds you use.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 20Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g
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