If you’re looking for an easy frozen dog treat to make for your favorite furry friend, these 2-ingredient cucumber and frozen watermelon dog treats are a great option.
I love making my dogs frozen dog treats in the summer.
Not only are they one of the easiest types of homemade dog treats to make for dogs, but my dogs always love a nice cool treat on a hot summer day!
Most frozen dog treats that use just fruit or vegetables are also low in calories and help with hydration!
Besides our peanut butter and blueberry frozen dog treats, these are one of my dog’s favorite frozen watermelon treats and they’re human-safe which means you’ll probably enjoy them too!
I make these frozen watermelon dog treats without yogurt because they don’t need it and I add mint to help freshen their stinky breath!
All you need to make these refreshing frozen dog treats for summer are 1 large cucumber + watermelon chunks and mint if you have it on hand.
Ingredients For Frozen Watermelon Dog Treats
- 1 large cucumber sliced
- 2 cups of seedless watermelon cut into chunks
- 4 mint leafs
These frozen watermelon dog treats are SO easy to make and will only take you a few minutes!
- Carefully slice cucumber and watermelon
- Set watermelon aside
- Place cucumber slices in a food processor or blender
- Blend until liquid forms
- If you’re using mint, now is the time to add it and then blend
- Place silicone molds on a baking sheet (this makes it so much easier to transfer to the freezer without making a mess!)
- Spoon cucumber and mint mixture into the bottom of the silicone dog mold (about 1/4 to 1/2 full)
- Freeze for 2 hours
- When the cucumber part is frozen, remove molds from the freezer
- Blend watermelon
- Spoon watermelon into molds
- Return to freezer for 3-4 hours
- Serve to your pup!
The layered effect of the cucumber and watermelon isn’t necessary.
You can definitely mix all the ingredients at once in your food processor if you’re short on time, your dog won’t mind!
And if you don’t have silicone dog treat molds, you can use regular ice cube trays or even Dixie cups.
Get creative or don’t, it’s up to you!
How To Store Frozen Watermelon Dog Treats
These minty frozen watermelon dogsicle treats can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 1 month.
Mine usually don’t last that long so I store them in a freezer bag for about 1 week.
Are These Frozen Watermelon Treats Safe For Dogs?
Most dogs will tolerate both cucumber and watermelon well but you should always introduce new foods to your dog slowly.
- Watermelon is packed full of vitamins and nutrients that are healthy for dogs. It is also high in fiber, fat-free, and low in calories and sodium. It’s made of 92 percent water, which means that watermelon can also be a good source of hydration on warm summer days. (Watermelon seeds and the rind should be avoided for dogs because they are difficult to digest.
- Cucumber is a safe vegetable for most dogs and it’s another food that is made up of mostly water making it fat-free, low in calories and a refreshing source of hydration.
- Mint. Most varieties of mint are safe for dogs to consume in small amounts. The type of mint that is toxic to dogs is English/European pennyroyal mint
As with any treat, give these to your dog in moderation and always contact your veterinarian if you have any questions about giving your dog new treats.