Cantaloupe PUPsicles

This quick, easy recipe was a hit with my dogs!

It is a great summer treat to help beat the heat – and is healthy for them!

And the other great part? It only has 3 ingredients!

You can use this recipe with either cantaloupe or watermelon.

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I actually was making a frozen cantaloupe sorbet for my hubby and I when I realized that if I just left the sugar out, I could make some treats for the pups while I was at it.

First, remove the seeds and cut the rind off, then slice the cantaloupe into chunks.

Next, toss them into the food processor or blender with about 1 tablespoon of cold water and a teaspoon of lemon juice.

(I personally love my KitchenAid food processor)

Blend until it is an even consistency.

I bought these cute dog paw silicone molds off Amazon a while back and I can’t believe this is the very first time I have used them! They were under $20 for a set of 4 molds.

Spoon the mixture into the silicone mold and freeze until it is solid.

PRO TIP: the molds are very flexible, so you should set them on a cutting board or baking sheet that you can place in the freezer with the molds before adding the cantaloupe mix. This will help prevent spilling.

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And viola! You just made the cutest, healthy dog treats ever!

And as I mentioned, the only difference in this recipe versus what I made for my husband and I is the sugar; if you want to sweeten this up a bit and serve it to guests, just add a tablespoon of sugar (the melon is already sweet, so a little sugar is all it takes).

Oh, and you can also use an ice cream maker to make it more of a sorbet slush consistency for the humans.

Recipe

  • 1 cantaloupe, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Directions

Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender until it is an even consistency.

Fill silicone molds, then place in freezer until solid.

Enjoy spoiling your pet!

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If you try this recipe out, don’t forget to drop a comment and a photo of how it turned out for you! (Don’t forget to include your pooch in the pic!)

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Author: Ellie

Born and raised in Alaska, I have lived in the land of the living sky since 2009. My husband and I live in a historic house over a century old on an acreage in the country.

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