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These Watermelon Desserts Are Fun, Unique, Refreshing And Worth Trying On Your Own

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Watermelon is a great addition to any dessert, bringing it's juicy and refreshing taste. So make these recipes and enjoy the fruit in sweeter ways.

These Watermelon Desserts Are Fun, Unique, Refreshing And Worth Trying On Your Own

Watermelons are sweet, juicy and refreshing fruits, especially to enjoy on summer afternoons. They instantly make you fresh and energetic. They also have a bright red look and unique sweetness about them. This makes them a brilliant fruit to use in desserts. There are several desserts that use and celebrate watermelons. They add a freshness to the dish, give it a bold look and a more nuanced flavor profile. These are also desserts that home bakers must try their hand at. So here’s a roundup of our favorite dessert recipes using watermelon.

Watermelon mousse


  • 2 cups watermelon juice
  • ½ tbsp gelatin
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 10-15 fresh mint leaves
  • Generous pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup cold fresh whipping cream

For topping:

  • Grated Dark Chocolate


  • Add ½ cup watermelon juice into a heatproof bowl.
  • Sprinkle gelatin over it. Let it soak or bloom in the juice for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Add mint leaves to the remaining juice and blend.
  • Add the sugar, salt and lemon juice and mix well.
  • Place the bowl with gelatin over hot water and mix well till the gelatin dissolves.
  • Add the dissolved gelatin mixture to the mint watermelon juice. Stir well.
  • Whip the cold fresh cream till soft peaks form.
  • Add the whipped cream to the watermelon juice and whisk lightly till all the cream is incorporated into the juice mixture.
  • Pour the mixture into individual serving bowls. Put it in the fridge to set.
  • Serve topped with grated chocolate.

Watermelon cake pops



  • 1 box strawberry cake mix
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 can pink frosting
  • 1 bag chocolate candy melts, dark green
  • Pink food coloring


  • Prepare the cake mix.
  • In a medium sized bowl, crumble the cake, about half the can of frosting, and the chocolate chips. Mix together until well combined and roll into small balls.
  • Melt the dark green chocolate and dip the cake balls until fully covered and set on parchment paper to dry.
  • Pipe thin pink lines around your watermelon ball and let dry.

Watermelon pie



  • 1 pack watermelon gelatin
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 container Cool Whip, thawed
  • 2 cups diced watermelon
  • 1 graham cracker crust


  • Place the gelatin in a large bowl. Add boiling water and stir to dissolve the gelatin. Let cool to room temperature.
  • Fold in the Cool Whip and the watermelon.
  • Transfer the filling to a graham cracker crust, smoothing out the top evenly.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Watermelon pudding



  • 4 cups coarsely chopped, seeded watermelon
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ vanilla bean, seeds scraped
  • 2 tsp strained freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Whipped cream, to serve
  • Unsalted pistachios, coarsely chopped or ground, to serve


  • Puree the watermelon in a stand mixer until smooth. Pour through a fine-mesh strainer into a measuring cup, discarding remaining solids. You should have just about 3 cups of watermelon juice.
  • Ladle 2 tbsp (30 ml) watermelon juice into a small bowl and stir in the cornstarch, until smooth.
  • Pour the remaining watermelon juice into a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add the sugar and vanilla seeds, and whisk until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Stir the cornstarch mixture again, then whisk into the watermelon juice.
  • Simmer, whisking occasionally, for 3 minutes, then whisk in the lemon juice.
  • Pour the pudding through a clean strainer and into a measuring cup, then transfer to small glass jars, glasses, or ramekins. Cover and chill until set, at least 3 hours.
  • Just before serving, garnish the watermelon puddings with whipped cream and pistachios.

Watermelon chia parfait



  • 1 cup watermelon juice
  • ¼ cup watermelon chunks
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • ½ teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 tsp sugar, optional
  • 2 tsp + 1 or 2 more of whipped dairy free topping


  • Use a fork to scrape half of a watermelon into shards. Reserve the juice and use that for this and save the rest of the shards.
  • Add the watermelon juice, shards, chia seeds, lime juice, sugar, and 2 tsp whipped dairy free topping into a bowl and mix well.
  • Spoon into bowls and let chill for 2 hours or more.

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