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.
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.
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.
- 1 cantaloupe, cubed
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
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!
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!)