Watermelon Pizza makes a Light Dessert

Sliced watermelon topped with fresh fruit, Greek yogurt and whipped topping.

Watermelon pizza is easy to make.  It’s the perfect light dessert.  It’s topped with a variety of fresh fruit and great for summer entertaining.

Watermelon topped with fresh fruit, yogurt and whipped topping. There's strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and cherries on top.

Watermelon Pizza makes a Light Dessert

Looking for a lighter dessert option that’s delicious and fun to make? Try making an easy Watermelon Pizza.  It’s fruity and it’s fresh.  It’s perfect for summer entertaining, picnics or to settle that sweet tooth craving.  And, it’s a great way to get the kids eating more fruit!

I love watermelon all on it’s own, but I also love watermelon recipes.  My favorite way to eat fresh watermelon is with the rind removed and diced up.  And, if I take the time to pre-cut my watermelon and put it in the refrigerator in a large bowl, my family eats it.  What’s up with that?  But, I do it anyway.  True story!

Ahhh, but then there’s Watermelon Pizza.  It tastes so decadent with the whipped topping, yogurt and fresh fruit on top.  It’s like eating a fruit salad with a tasty twist. And, I love that you can pick this up and eat it like a slice of pizza with your hands.  Yes, you can use a fork and knife, but you don’t have to; you have permission to eat pizza with your hands which makes eating this dessert even more fun.

Here’s the printable recipe for your convenience;

Watermelon Pizza

Sliced watermelon topped with fresh fruit, Greek yogurt and whipped topping.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. whipping cream
  • ¼ cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Watermelon
  • 6 oz. Greek vanilla yogurt
  • ½ cup fresh strawberries
  • Fresh fruits (see below)

Instructions

Prepare the whipped topping by adding the 8 oz. of heavy cream, the ¼ cup of confectioner’s sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla into a bowl.  Whip it with an electric mixer
until it reaches a stiff peak.

Layer 1

Cut one large round slice out of the center of a whole watermelon.  This will serve as your
dough for your watermelon pizza.  Place it on a flat surface.

Layer 2:

Rinse, hull and slice the ½ cup of strawberries.  Place the sliced strawberries into a mini
chopper, food processor or blender.  Fold the strawberries and a third of the whipped cream into the Greek yogurt.  Spread the mixture onto the watermelon circle.

Layer 3:

Spread the remaining whipped cream on top.

Pizza Toppings:  Rinse and prep your favorite fruit to go on top.  Here are some options, add your favorites,

* Sliced strawberries

* Blueberries

* Pitted, sliced fresh cherries

* Cut grapes

* Slices of kiwi

* Diced pineapple

* Diced melon

* Banana slices

* Diced mango

Finally, cut your watermelon pizza into 8 slices and serve!

Notes

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More about making Watermelon Pizza;

Dairy Free: Substitute the heavy cream with coconut cream.   However, coconut cream will only reach a soft peak when whipping vs. a stiff peak.

Use your favorite dairy free yogurt alternative for the yogurt.

Making and Storing:  This is best served and devoured shortly after making.  It will keep in the refrigerator for a few of hours before pulling it out for your dessert.  And, is fine the next day, but it won’t keep well for any lengthy period of time.

Lessons for children include…

  • Whipping cream
  • Stiff peaks when making whipping cream
  • Slicing
  • Dicing
  • Spreading
  • Folding
  • Measuring ingredients
  • Following directions
  • Knife safety
  • Electric mixer safety

Looking for more fresh watermelon ideas?  Try this simple Mint Watermelon Salad.  It’s another refreshingly easy recipe to make.  It’s perfect for summer entertaining and looks great if you serve it in individual mason jars.

Watermelon Salad made with honey, lime and mint is refreshing and light. This watermelon recipe is perfect for summer entertaining.

Mint Watermelon Salad Link

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