Everyone love to splurge on frozen treats like ice cream to cool off on a warmer day. But what about our furry four-footed friends? Do they have to make do with their usual bowl of crunchy kibble? I think not.
It turns out that you can make safe, healthy watermelon, coconut water and honey treats for your pups at home. They won’t take very long to create, and we guarantee they will smell a lot better than usual dog food!
But first, an introduction: Meet Shelby, Memphis and Oakley, the Siberian Huskies of YouTube channel Gone to the Snow Dogs, along with their humans, who created this recipe.
This recipe is super-easy and involves supplies you probably already have in your home. You only need a blender, ice cube tray and a handful of ingredients.
Here’s exactly what you’ll need.
- Seedless watermelon
- Coconut water or coconut milk
- Ice cube tray
First, gather all your ingredients together and then take out a blender. The doggies can watch, but participation in the blending part is a “no.”
- After cutting the seedless watermelon in half, throw it into a blender. Puree the watermelon until it becomes more of a liquid consistency.
- Add in a bit of honey and a cup of coconut water or coconut milk.
- Blend everything together for a few seconds.
- Pour mixture into ice cube tray. Allow to freeze.
- Once the treats are totally frozen, distribute them to your furry friends!
Unless your dogs eat their treats in one gulp, we recommend sharing these treats outdoors, so you don’t end up with a sticky floor or carpet.
Oh, and since these ingredients are super healthy, they’re great for both pets and their owners.
That’s right, you might be making ’em for your dogs, but humans can enjoy them, too!
Check out step-by-step instructions to whip these up in the video below:
And if your dog’s not a watermelon fan? No problem!
The YouTube channel offers plenty of other ideas for treats that you can make for your dog.
Maybe Neapolitan ice cream will be the ticket!
You can check out how to make those snacks in the video below:
Have a great summer!
[h/t: Better Homes And Gardens]