Looking for a lighter dessert option that’s delicious and fun to make? Try making an easy Watermelon Pizza; it’s fruity and fresh.
Watermelon Pizza by Jodie Fitz
8 oz. PICS whipping cream
¼ cup PICS confectioner’s sugar
1 teaspoon PICS vanilla extract
6 oz. PICS Greek vanilla yogurt
½ cup fresh strawberries
Fresh fruits (see below)
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.
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.
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.
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
- 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!
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.
Lessons for children include…
- Whipping cream
- Stiff peaks when making whipping cream
- Measuring ingredients
- Following directions
- Knife safety
- Electric mixer safety