Watermelon Dog Treat Popsicles

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Watermelon dog treats are the ultimate dog popsicles – and best of all it only takes a minute to make them. They’re a great way to use up leftover watermelon too!

Happy 4th Gotcha Day, Oscar. We love you and we’re celebrating with your favorite Watermelon Dog Treats today.

Watermelon Popsicles for Dogs

It’s hard to believe that our sweet Oscar has been with us for four years now! It’s hard to imagine our lives without him.

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After saying for so many years that I wasn’t a dog person, I’ve had to eat those words. He has very much become a member of our family and I love him dearly.

So many of you have shared in our excitement over the past few years, as we’ve become first-time dog owners.

You messaged me countless tips and endless advice and I’ve loved it all. So, I wanted to share our pup’s favorite treats with you.

Frozen Watermelon Dog Treats

Dog Popsicles

Several people sent me recipes for their favorite homemade dog treats when Oscar first arrived. The most popular treats by far were these watermelon dog treats – made simply by blending fruit with a bit of yogurt to make dog popsicles.

This combination has become Oscar’s favorite treat too. It cracks me up when he hovers near the freezer and peeks inside to see where the treats are.

Watermelon + Yogurt in the blender makes an awesome frozen treat!

Watermelon Dog Treats

Lucky for him, these are as easy as can be to make. Place cut-up watermelon into the blender, add a scoop of yogurt, and blend until liquid.

Pour the fruit mixture into ice cube trays (or these cute paw print molds!) and freeze until solid. Pop the frozen cubes into an airtight container and store them in the freezer.

Popsicle molds for dog treats

Dog Popsicle Recipe

These frozen treats are so easy to make, I typically use whichever fruits we have on hand. Super ripe bananas? Check. Berries? Check. Cantaloupe? Check.

I use about ¼ cup of yogurt for every 2 cups of chopped fruit. That’s it. Just blend them together and pour the mixture into ice cube trays or molds.

Frozen Watermelon Popsicles for Dogs

Don’t worry about spillage or mess on the molds when making these. Just set the molds on a sheet pan and it will catch any spills. Freeze on the tray and easily pop the cubes out when frozen.

I hope that your pup enjoys these treats every bit as much as Oscar does!

Meeting Oscar for the first time

We adopted Oscar on Father’s Day the year we moved to Ohio and surprised the kids with him when we picked them up at camp the following day.

Our youngest son had wanted a dog for as long as we could remember, so we told him that after we were settled in Ohio we would look for one.

We found our family’s perfect match with our Oscar. He’s the sweetest dog I’ve ever known and he’s been the best gift in our lives.

His chin is almost entirely gray now and there are gray hairs sprinkled throughout his coat. It just makes our sweet boy that much more distinguished.

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Frozen Watermelon Popsicles for Dogs

Watermelon Dog Treats

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Watermelon dog treats are the ultimate dog popsicles – and best of all it only takes a minute to make them!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Freezer Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 12 bite-size dog treats


  • 2 cups watermelon, cut into chunks
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt


  • Combine the watermelon and the yogurt in the blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into molds or ice cube trays.
  • Place the molds in the freezer until frozen solid. Transfer to an airtight container and store in the freezer.


Calories: 11kcal · Carbohydrates: 2g · Protein: 1g · Fat: 1g · Saturated Fat: 1g · Cholesterol: 1mg · Sodium: 3mg · Potassium: 36mg · Fiber: 1g · Sugar: 2g · Vitamin A: 149IU · Vitamin C: 2mg · Calcium: 8mg · Iron: 1mg
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{originally published 6/16/20 – notes and photos updated 6/15/23}

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Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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  1. Elaine Cobb says

    I first want to say how much I love your photos of Oscar. I really love the one of him with his head on your husband’s knee. Such love! What a sweetie.

    Thank you very much for this Watermelon Dog Treats recipe. My Molly, a soon to be 11 year old Maltese, loves Watermelon. She has a Birthday next week on the 21st. I can stop racking my brain for a treat to make for her. She will love these!
    Thank you. ❤️5 stars

  2. Becky says

    Made these for my Havanes. He loves them!
    Could you give me an idea on how many of these daily? I have given him 1 or 2 sometimes.
    Loved the sweet picture of Oscar!5 stars

    • Mary Younkin says

      Hi, Becky! I don’t have a set number; there’s not a great deal of nutritional content in the popsicles, so I usually just give him a treat when they’re available and we’re both in the kitchen.

  3. Vicky says

    I have a very picky eater. Even when it comes to her treats. Knowing that she really likes watermelon and plain yogurt, I knew I had to try this for her this summer. This is a huge hit!! I use the nonfat plain Greek yogurt, and I know that between the watermelon and the yogurt, she is getting a hydrating probiotic treat that she absolutely loves!! I use the small bone and paw silicone mold from Walmart. These are a perfect size, as she is a 7 pound Chihuahua. My fur baby and I thank you so much for sharing this recipe.5 stars