Nothing screams "summer!" more than a sweet and refreshing popsicle on the beach. As the temperature continues to rise, these 4 summer dog treat recipes are a great activity for when it's just too hot to go for a walk, and make a delicious, cooling treat for when you're out with your pup!
Mouthwatering Watermelon Dog Treats
2 cups seedless watermelon, pureed
1/2 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
1 tbsp parsley chopped
- Puree seedless watermelon in a blender.
- Chop parsley.
- Place mold on baking tray. If you are using the paw molds, first insert a small piece of parsley into the bottom then add a thin layer of plain Greek yogurt. Freeze for one hour. Next, fill the remaining mold with watermelon puree. Freeze overnight or at least 4 hours.
- For the dog bone mold, add a piece of parsley to the bottom of mold and spoon in a layer of watermelon puree. Freeze one hour. Next, add a layer of plain Greek yogurt. Freeze one hour. Finally, add another layer of watermelon puree and freeze overnight or at least 4 hours.
- Keep frozen until ready to serve.
1 cup Frozen Banana Slices
1 cup Frozen Strawberry Slices
2 tbsp Greek Yogurt (OR use water instead if your pup can't stomach Greek yogurt)
4 Dog Biscuits (these form the "stick" for the popsicle)
- Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend on high until it forms a smoothie-like consistency.
- Spoon the mixture into popsicle molds.
- Freeze for 30 minutes, then put the dog biscuits into each mould and pop back into the freezer until solid (at least 6 hours).
- Let your pup enjoy whenever 🙂
Cucumber Melon Frozen Dog Treats
1.5 Cup Cucumber
1.5 Cup Honeydew
1 Cup Low Fat Greek Yogurt
- Start by cutting one medium cucumber. A rough chop is fine and there’s no need to remove the skin.
- Next, cut the honeydew. Start by cutting it in half and removing the seeds.
- Cut each piece in half again, leaving you with 4 quarters.
- Remove the rind.
- Cut the honeydew into smaller cubes, until you have about 1 ½ to 2 cups.
- Place about 1 ½ cups of cucumber and 1 ½ cups of honeydew in a NutriBullet or blender.
- Measure 1 cup of yogurt and place it in the blender as well.
- Blend ingredients together for 30-60 seconds.
- Pour the mixture into a measuring cup and then into silicone dog treat molds for more control.
- Freeze for about 3-4 hours.
Peanut Butter & Jelly Dog Ice Cream
1 small, ripe banana
½ cup peanut butter (unsalted and smooth)
1 cups natural plain yogurt (low fat 0r non fat)
5 strawberries, pureed
- Mash the banana well with a fork until smooth and no lumps. Stir in the peanut butter, followed by the yogurt.
- Mix all ingredients until well-combined.
- Pour the mixture into freezer safe air-tight containers and then freeze for a minimum of 4 hours but preferably overnight.
- Keep the Ice Cream in the freezer for 8 weeks.