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Doggy Cantaloupe Ice Cream: Beating The Heat In A Tasty Way

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Cantaloupe Ice Cream

Disclaimer: This recipe is from Kiki Kane of The Dog People

Cantaloupe is a refreshing summer fruit that is rich in vitamins A and C, making it an ideal addition to a dog's diet. One fun and easy way to incorporate cantaloupe into your dog's diet is by making cantaloupe ice cream. This delicious treat is simple to make and provides a refreshing and healthy snack for your furry friend.

This ice cream for dogs is not only delicious, but it's also healthy. Cantaloupe is a great source of vitamins which help to support a healthy immune system and promote healthy skin and coat. It's also low in calories and high in fiber, making it a great addition to a weight loss or weight management program.

In addition to the health benefits of cantaloupe, the cold temperature of the ice cream can also provide some relief on hot summer days. Dogs can easily overheat, especially in the summer months, so providing them with a cool and refreshing treat can help to keep them comfortable and hydrated.

It's important to remember that while cantaloupe is safe for dogs to eat, it should be given in moderation. Too much cantaloupe can lead to digestive upset, including diarrhea and vomiting. Additionally, the ice cream should be given as an occasional treat and should not replace a balanced and nutritious diet.

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To make cantaloupe ice cream for your dog, start by cutting up a ripe cantaloupe into small chunks. Place the chunks into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. If the mixture is too thick, you can add a small amount of water to thin it out.

Next, pour the cantaloupe puree into an ice cube tray or silicone mold. Place the tray in the freezer and let it freeze for at least a few hours or overnight until the cantaloupe mixture is fully frozen.

When the cantaloupe ice cubes are frozen, remove them from the tray and place them in a blender or food processor. Blend the cubes until they are smooth and creamy, adding a small amount of water, yogurt or milk if necessary to achieve the desired consistency.

Once the mixture is smooth and creamy, pour it into a container and return it to the freezer. Let it freeze for another few hours or overnight until it is fully frozen. When the cantaloupe ice cream is fully frozen, it's ready to serve to your dog. You can scoop it out into a bowl or serve it as a fun frozen treat on a hot summer day.

When making cantaloupe ice cream for your dog, it's important to avoid adding any additional ingredients that may be harmful to your furry friend. This includes sugar, which can lead to obesity and other health issues, as well as artificial sweeteners, which can be toxic to dogs.

To sum it all up, cantaloupe ice cream for dogs is a fun and healthy treat that is easy to make and provides a refreshing snack on hot summer days. Cantaloupe is a nutritious fruit that is laden with vitamins and the cold temperature of the ice cream can help to keep dogs cool and hydrated. Just be sure to serve it in moderation and avoid any additional ingredients that may be harmful to your furry friend. Give this recipe a try and watch as your dog happily laps up every last bite of this delicious treat!

Doggy Cantaloupe Ice Cream: Beating The Heat In A Tasty Way 1

Frozen Cantaloupe Treats for Dogs

Kiki Kane
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 28 paw prints

Equipment

  • Paw Print mold 
  • Blender
  • Freezer

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 Cantaloupe ripe
  • 2 tbsp Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp Water

Instructions
 

  • Make sure you have enough clear flat space in the freezer for your molds to freeze level.
  • Scrub the melon before slicing.
  • Slice melon in half and remove seeds.
  • Slice half a melon into quarters, peel, and dice.
  • Blitz cantaloupe in the blender until smooth.
  • In a small bowl, mix 2 Tbsp yogurt and 1 Tbsp water into a pourable mixture.
  • Place paw mold onto a cookie sheet or cutting board for stability when moving from counter to freezer.
  • Place the yogurt mixture into the paw pads.
  • Top each mold with pureed cantaloupe.
  • Place in freezer until solid (2-4 hours or overnight).

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