These easy homemade dog treats are made with only three ingredients – yogurt, watermelon, and honey. Easy, healthy, grain free, frozen, and refreshing – perfect for your fur baby during summer. We also love these Pineapple Pupsicles and Yogurt Banana Frozen Dog Treats!
Our dog, Penny, is a permanent fixture at my feet during dinner prep. She hears me get out the cutting board and comes running. It is crazy how dogs can decipher certain sounds and learn really fast which ones benefit them, and which ones don’t (like the bathtub water!)
She gets a teeny-tiny piece of any raw vegetable I’m chopping and then sits in her nearby bed, with hopeful eyes that she’ll get more. But we’re really stingy with the treats, since she’s a Beagle and weight gain is almost as easy as breathing.
But I love making homemade dog treats! It’s so much less expensive than anything you’ll find at the store. And I like treats that are simple, with only a few ingredients, like these Watermelon Pupsicles.
These are a fantastic, easy, and healthy, frozen dog treat to keep your pup cool in the summer months.
Are These Watermelon Pupsicles Safe for Dogs?
Yep! They only contain three ingredients – fresh watermelon, Greek yogurt, and honey – all safe for dogs.
- Watermelon has plenty of vitamins and nutrients that are healthy for dogs. It is also high in fiber, fat free, and low in calories and sodium. And since it’s made of 92 percent water, watermelon can be a good source of hydration and especially refreshing on a hot day. (Avoid feeding your dog the watermelon seeds, rind, and skin, which are all difficult to digest. Also avoid watermelon products that have been artificially sweetened, which are loaded with sugar and chemicals.)
- Plain, low, or non-fat yogurt provides digestive and probiotic benefits and serves as an excellent source of calcium for our canine companions. (Avoid flavored yogurts that are packed with sugar, and never feed yogurt that contains the ingredient xylitol, an artificial sweetener that is toxic for dogs.)
- Honey is safe for dogs in small amounts. Some even claim it helps with seasonal allergies and kennel cough, although that has not been proven. If using raw honey, avoid feeding it to puppies, dogs with compromised immune systems, obese dogs, or dogs with diabetes, since it is unpasteurized and may contain the presence of botulism spores.
I am not a Veterinarian, though! Nobody knows your dog like you do and not all dogs digest human food the same. Use your best judgement and consult your Vet if you have concerns.
How To Store these Frozen Dog Treats
Leftovers should be stored in the freezer and will keep for up to 1 month. They can remain in the silicone mold (covered), or pop them all out and keep them in an airtight container.
We’re lucky to live someplace where fresh watermelon is available from May through October. Since they freeze so well, though, you can still take advantage of a short season if that’s the case where you’re located.
As with any treat, give these to your dog in moderation. It is still a treat after all.
Watermelon Pupsicles Frozen Dog Treats
- 1 1/2 cups fresh seedless watermelon pieces
- 2/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 teaspoons honey
- Place silicone molds on a baking sheet (this helps transfer them easily to the freezer without spilling.) Set aside.
- Put all of the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor; blend until combined and smooth.
- Transfer to a measuring cup with a spout, for easy pouring.
- Fill each slot to the top with the mixture.
- Place in the freezer for about 3 hours or until solid.
- Gently release the frozen treats out of the molds and watch your doggie gobble them up!
- These are the silicone molds I use and I love them! (<< that's an affiliate link) These treats are small. If you have large dogs, you might want to use different molds or adjust the serving size.
- Only use plain yogurt. AVOID feeding your dog any yogurt that has artificial sweeteners or added sugar.
- Only use fresh unsweetened watermelon (without the seeds, rind, or skin.)
- Honey is safe in small amounts. (Avoid feeding it to puppies, dogs with compromised immune systems, obese dogs, or dogs with diabetes.)
- Leftovers should be stored in the freezer and will keep for up to a month. They can remain in the silicone mold (covered), or pop them all out and keep them in an airtight container.