Peyton has been begging me to add a section to our blog that includes our pets more. She really wants to start making special treats for them, which means I need to start looking for recipes and playing around with them for our pets. For our first adventure into homemade pet foods I chose frozen watermelon treats. I looked at the variations out there and I tweaked it to what I thought Finnegan and Matilda would enjoy.
Here’s what you’ll need –
2 c pureed Seedless Watermelon
1/4 c honey
1 c Coconut Water
It only takes a few seconds to make the treats. First slice up the watermelon and place into a blender and puree it till you have about 2 cups of watermelon. Then add 1 cup of coconut water and 1/4 cup of honey. Blend everything together until the honey has dissolved (about 30 seconds or less).
Next take the sheet pan and place your silicone mold on it. Pour the mixture into the molds. Be sure to place the mold on the pan before you start to pour otherwise you are going to have one heck of a mess! Then place the tray with the mold on it in the freezer on a level surface. In a few hours your treats are frozen! Pop them out of the silicone mold and serve immediately.
With warm weather right around the corner this is a wonderful summer treat for your dog. Even Peyton liked them! But next time I’ll be putting some of the mixture into Popsicle molds for her. The honey does make it a little sticky and I felt these melted pretty fast.
Finnegan was not a fan of the watermelon treats. Not sure why because he loves ice cubes. But Matilda was all about them. She ate three of them last night before I put them up. I swear she would’ve eaten the whole tray!
Sonya Morris says
I will have to make these for my dogs this summer! My chickens would even love these!
Samantha Plotkin says
Too fun! I will have to try these for my Min Pin this summer.
Sue E says
WOW! These would be so refreshing for a lot of animals in the warm weather!! They sound healthy and look GREAT!! Pinned for my furry friends – Thanks for sharing!
Richard Hicks says
Well, this is interesting. I might have to treat myself with one of these!
Marcia Goss says
I will definitely be making these for our dog Sushi this summer! They look so good and would be so refreshing on a hot summer Georgia day.
Michelle S says
What a great idea! My friend makes homemade treats for her dog. I’m going to share this recipe with her.