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Need something refreshing for those hot afternoons? Cut up some frosty watermelon with THIS dog treat recipe!!

Watermelon has to be my favorite summertime treat. For a few months out of the year, I unabashedly gorge on this sweet melon until my insides could explode. Oscar loves watermelon, too – this got me thinking about a bite-sized treat that would cool him off and wouldn’t leave my floor a sticky mess. Ta da – the Frosty Watermelon Dog Bones Recipe was born. Now I can nom on my watermelon undisturbed while Oscar is kept busy with his frozen treat.

Makes 30 treats

Ingredients:

2 cups seedless watermelon (pureed)

1 cup coconut water or milk

1 tablespoon honey (optional)

Directions:

  1. Scoop out watermelon – it must be seedless. Remove seeds if any, but save yourself the trouble and buy a seedless watermelon. Add to blender and puree until smooth.
  2. Add coconut water/milk (I used milk with the treats pictured here) and honey to blender and pureed watermelon. Blend well.
  3. Pour into ice cube trays and cover with plastic wrap or bag
    to avoid spillage. If you’re using hard plastic ice cube trays, you’re safe from most spillage. But if you’re like me and used silicone bone molds, you’ll need something flat to lay them on. If you don’t, you’re looking at a sticky mess on your floors and freezer. Before you pour, put the silicone mold on something flat that you can move to your freezer, like a cutting tray or a piece of cardboard. Instead of lifting and placing just the flexible silicone mold, you can pick up the stable surface area instead.
  4. Freeze overnight.
  5. To remove from tray, let sit on counter for a few minutes to loosen frozen treat. Twist tray to remove treat from mold.

 

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