25 Good Watermelon Dessert Recipes (Easy!)
Above everything else, watermelon is THE summertime staple. Whether you freeze some to keep year round and add to these recipes or go on a watermelon dessert spree, this recipe list is perfect. It’s got everything: drinks, drizzles, and even candied watermelon rind!
We’re starting off with a creative and fruity twist on everyone’s favorite Italian fast food. This delightful dessert is a no bake conversation starter where the watermelon serves as the crust for your favorite toppings. You could even stretch your skills and imagination and find vegan alternatives for the yoghurt sauce.
Homemade Watermelon Jelly
Jelly is one of lifes greatest pleasures and it is so simple to make! With this four ingredient recipe, you’ll be topping all your summertime treats with this watermelon jelly.
This aesthetically pleasing watermelon ice pop also includes kiwi, coconut, and chocolate chips. Since its so easy to make, looks amazing, and has something for everyone, you’ll want to bring this to every cook out or BBQ on your social schedule.
Watermelon Salsa with Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips
Hear us out… watermelon salsa is the next pineapple salsa. The mixture of watermelon, cucumber and mint is super versatile and refreshing for the hottest of days. Plus, the cinnamon sugar tortilla recipe is worth checking it out even if you’re still hesitant about the salsa itself.
Watermelon Ice Cream
Zero percent ice cream maker is required for this creamy and scrumptious watermelon ice cream. What’s more, Nutured home does a great job at providing tips and tricks for turning any kitchen into the perfect creamery.
Sweet and Sour Watermelon Gummies
Who knows how many preservatives and added ingredients are in those gummies you love so much? You do with this easy to follow gummy recipe. You’ll never have to fear reading the ingredients on your favorite sweet treat again.
If you’re cooking for vegans and the lactose intolerant, then you need this granita recipe. When comibined and frozen, all three of its ingredients are both health conscious and delicious.
Watermelon Syrup for Drinks and Desserts
Are you sick of those overpriced seltzers and Soda Stream syrups? We are too! That’s why we’ve included this simple watermelon syrup that’s perfect not just for your drink, but also for zhoushing up any dessert.
Just like our watermelon pizza, the name of this dessert is quite deceiving. Regardless, it’s a delightful summertime dessert for young families and the super health conscious.
Watermelon Rice Krispies Treats
No watermelons were harmed in the creation of these watermelon themed Rice Krispies treats. With just a bit of good ol’ fashioned food coloring and some chocolate chips, you have a more playful version of an old classic. Miffed there’s no actual watermelon? Then try adding the watermelon syrup on this list or pair it with a watermelon cake or pizza.
Watermelon Mint Ice Cream
Ben and Jerry beware, sometimes the simplist flavor combinations are the best. You’ll love making and this watermelon mint ice cream. Blend it and add your favorite white rum to make a watermelon mojito-like drink, you’ll thank us later.
Frosted Watermelon Lemonade
Once you try this watermelon lemonade slushy, you’ll be making it day after day all summer long. It’s another versatile base for either cocktails or other creative drink pursuits.
Watermelon Ice Pops
Walk right past those overly sugared popsicles in the grocery store and right to the watermelons, because this recipe is both more nutritious and delicious than the store bought treats they’re based off of. You can adapt it to any popsicle form you want, but grabbing the ice pop bags will make clean up a lot easier.
These no bake watermelon truffles are as tasty as they are cute. Okay… so there’s a bit of baking involved but only to make the flour edible before adding it to your mixture. The rest is a cake walk.
Candied Watermelon Rind
Finally! A recipe that transforms the watermelon rind into a delectable candy. If you always hate throwing out your watermelon rind, then this recipe is for you. It’s super simple and can be adapted to your favorite flavorings like ginger, cinnamon, or anything else you love in your candy.
This one ingredient recipe is perfect for last minute invitations or as some extra flair at that large BBQ you’ve been planning for weeks. Get yourself a grapefruit spoon to make extracting the watermelon even easier!
Kiwi Watermelon Fruit Popsicles
A simpler but no less asthetically pleasing version of the other kiwi, watermelon popsicle we have on this list. Plus, there’s even more kiwi in these for you tropical fruit lovers.
Pineapple and Watermelon Salad
The problem with fruit salad is that you always have to pick around the fruits you’re not a big fan of. This recipe gets rid of that awkwardness by simply having two of everyone’s favorites: pineapple and watermelon. Add lime juice and some mint for an even more refreshing salad.
Sour Watermelon Fruit Chews
This nuanced fruit chew recipe has some great tips and tricks for making Haribo worthy gummies. It can even be adjusted for a range of preferences when it comes to how sour is too sour.
Watermelon Fruit Leather
Skip the gummy molds and jump straight to fruit roll-ups with this fruit leather recipe. The best part is that it only requires two ingredients.
With or without a Ninja Creami gelato maker, this recipe is worth trying out. Check out some of the other ice cream and gelato recipes on this and our other lists for great tips on how to make gelato in any kitchen.
Whether you design your watermelon mousse just like the picture or spread extra grated chocolate around, this recipe will impress any guest. Make sure to try out the recommended vegetarian gelatin to keep it vegan and Halal friendly.
Sicilian Watermelon Pudding
Turn your kitchen and balcony or backyard into a mini Sicily with this pudding recipe. It’s so refreshing that you and your loved ones will feel like you’re on vacation.
After trying out this watermelon sluch, you’ll be asking yourself why it wasn’t at all your backyard get-togethers sooner. You can keep this recipe kid-friendly or booze it up for an extra kick.
Watermelon Sticks with Coconut Lime Dip
Easy to make and oh so adaptable, this recipe is perfect for any social gathering. Plus, you’ll want to add this vegan friendly coconut lime dip to anything and everything!
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