These easy homemade dog treats are made with only two ingredients: watermelon and banana and do not contain yogurt of any kind. Even better, these watermelon pupsicles are easy, healthy, grain free, dairy free, low in calories, fat-free and a refreshing snack for your dog in the summer or all year round.
I bought a whole watermelon the other day at the grocery store and after I made 3 different types of fruit salad I still had more than a quarter of watermelon left. As I was cutting up fruit I had 6 big brown dog eyes staring at me just waiting for some fruit to accidentally roll off the counter and into their drooling mouth.
My dogs love watermelon and since it’s a low-calories and refreshing treat for them, I always try to share.
Since I had so much watermelon left I decided that I would make them some easy frozen watermelon dog treats. Unfortunately, when I went to grab our Greek yogurt, the container was empty so I went with the next best ingredient which was an overripe banana.
Are Watermelon Banana Frozen Treats Safe For Dogs?
Yep! Most dogs can tolerate watermelon and banana in moderation and that’s the only 2 ingredients that these homemade dog treats contain.
Watermelon is a great low-calories snack that most dogs love. It’s made out of 92 perfect water and It’s packed with vitamins and minerals that are good for dogs.
It’s also high in fiber, fat free, low in calories and low in sodium.
You do want to avoid giving your dog the watermelon rind and seeds because they can be hard for them to digest and cause problems with their GI tract.
Bananas are another dog-safe fruit that are high in potassium, vitamins, biotin, fiber, and copper.
They’re also low in calories and low in cholesterol but they do contain a lot of natural sugar so they should be fed to dogs in moderation.
As always, if you have any questions about giving your dog any type of food, you should reach out to your veterinarian!
Frozen Watermelon Banana Dog Treats
These watermelon pupsicles are one of the easiest treats to make and all you need are:
- 1 large peeled banana cut into pieces
- 2 cups of cut-up fresh seedless watermelon
- Place sliced bananas and watermelon pieces in a food processor or blender
- Blend until the 2 ingredients are mixed together well and you have a smooth mixture
- Place silicone molds or ice cube trays on a baking sheet
- Spoon mixture in molds
- Place in the freezer for 3 to 4 hours or until frozen solid
- Remove the frozen dog treats from the mold and serve them to your dog!
- Store in a freezer save container for up to 1 month
I tasted these dog treats and they were so good! It tasted like a creamy watermelon smoothie.
The amount of dog treats you get will vary based on the size of molds you use.
I got 24 treats but they were a combination of small and large.
More Watermelon Frozen Dog Treat Recipes
If you’re looking for other ways to make frozen watermelon dog treats, check out some of these easy recipes: