Watermelon and Carob pup pops frozen treats for your dogs!
Dog Pup Pops, made with watermelon, is made up of 92% water, which is why these treats will quench your dog’s thirst this summer.
They packed watermelons with vitamins and minerals and are low in calories. You and your pup can enjoy this miraculous melon.
For some people, the late summer is the time of year when they start craving watermelon. So why not make some watermelon treats for you, the kids and at the same time you can make homemade frozen dog treats!
Is Frozen Watermelon Good for Dogs?
In moderation, yes. ALWAYS remove the seeds before giving it to the dogs.
Hint: I do not recommend giving your dog the watermelon rind, although some people do.
The fruit contains a lot of water, is naturally sweet, and is full of nutritional benefits. It’s an ideal fruit for dogs, especially on a hot sunny day.
Can Dogs Eat Watermelon Pup Pops?
Absolutely, if there is no added sugar or sweetener. Popsicles prepared at home are always the safest because you know the ingredients used.
Is Carob Pup Pops Good For Dogs?
Perhaps you are wondering what the heck carob is?
Carob is a tree that grows in the Mediterranean basin and is used to make sweets like carob candy and carob syrup in many countries around the world. It is also used in dog treats, such as carob doggie chews and carob treats.
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🍉 How to Make Frozen Watermelon and Carob Pup Pops
In my previous post, I mentioned homemade treats are far superior to store-bought.
You just need four ingredients for this recipe-both easily available during the summer and a pantry staple.
- Watermelon - simply slice it into cubes.
- Carob Chips - carob chips are the doggie equivalent to safe chocolate.
- Yogurt - I prefer plain Greek yogurt.
- Flaxseed Meal - Flaxseed meal is used to keep your dog's coat shiny with anti-inflammatory properties, which can boost your dog's immune system.
📖 Watermelon and Plain Yogurt Directions
- You simply have to blend it all together,
- pour it into ice cube trays,
- add a couple of carob chips in the silicone mold,
- and freeze it for 20 minutes or so.
Your Watermelon and Carob Pup Pops Frozen Dog Treat is ready!
Please note that some dogs may have lactose intolerance. In that case, omit the yogurt. Watermelon pureed pup pops also works well.
Puree the watermelon and yogurt using a blender, mixer-grinder, or immersion beater.
Place your silicone molds, as I did, on a tray or plate (or even a plate) and fill the mold with the mixture. You won't spill half the puree when transporting it to the freezer this way.
🐶 Can you Freeze Watermelon Treats 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.
Be sure to choose a whole seedless watermelon and remove the rind.
📖 Some Helpful Hints
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 Watermelon and Carob Pup Pops Recipe
- 1 cup cubed watermelon (no seeds)
- ¼ cup Carob chips
- ¾ cup plain greek yogurt
- ⅓ cup flaxseed meal
Step 1: Add watermelon, flaxseed, and yogurt to the blender. Blend on high until fully blended.
Step 2: Place a few carob chips inside of each mold.
Step 3: Pour blender mixture over chips in the molds.
Step 4: 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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