Quench your canine's thirst with a delectable watermelon granita!
The Canine Chef, Kirby the Dorkie, is back with another delicious watermelon recipe! Today's summertime treat is a cooling and refreshing watermelon frozen drink that any dog is guaranteed to love.
These frozen ice drink also makes a great treat for the kids (of all ages).
Read the recipe below, and then be sure to follow Kirby the Dorkie on Facebook and check out KirbyTheDorkie.com for more great dog recipes!
Minty Watermelon Granita
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: None
Freeze Time: 2 - 3 hours
Calories per serving: 23
Calories from fat: 1
Yields: 12 ½ cup servings
- 6 cups chopped seedless watermelon
- 3 tablespoons fresh sweet mint
- Puree the watermelon in a blender or food processor. Strain the juice through a wire mesh sieve to separate the pulp and tiny black seeds. I don’t worry about the tiny white seeds that may get through. You will end up with roughly 6 cups of watermelon “water’.
- Pour into a 13" x 9" metal or glass pan and place in the freezer.
- Let the mixture freeze for about thirty minutes and then scrape with a fork to break up the frozen part around the outer edges creating shards of ice. Repeat every thirty minutes for about 2 to 3 hours or until it’s a completely frozen mass of crushed ice.
- Serve immediately.
Kirby used half of a large seedless watermelon for this recipe. The half equaled roughly 6 cups, so your watermelon output may vary depending on its size.
This is shared by humans and canines so we’ve never had any leftover but you can store it for a day in the refrigerator. Refreeze and scrape or strain the mint and drink it. Freezing at this stage will form a solid block of ice.
You can spoon the pulp into small silicone molds or ice trays for refreshing pupsicles.
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This recipe has been carefully researched and tested by Kirby the Dorkie and his furiends. It is essential to seek the advice of your Veterinarian before changing your dog's diet or adding any ingredients to your dog's food especially if your dog has any underlying health issues.
Debby, pawrent to Kirby the Dorkie, creates and develops recipes for dog treats and dog meals. You can find more recipes and nutritional information from “The Canine Chef Cookbook” and like Kirby the Dorkie on Facebook for more doggie fun.