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Watermelon Desserts

Looking for recipes for watermelon desserts? Taste of Home has the best watermelon dessert recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

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Cool Watermelon Pops

Cool Watermelon Pops

Cool Watermelon Pops

The kids are going to flip for the miniature chocolate chips in these picture-perfect pops. They’re almost too cute to eat (but you’ll be glad you did). —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Watermelon Granita

Watermelon Granita

Watermelon Granita

Say a sweet ‘ciao’ to summer with this light and airy Italian treat! Serve in pretty glasses garnished with wedges of cantaloupe or mint sprigs. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Frozen Watermelon Lemon Cream Tarts

Frozen Watermelon Lemon Cream Tarts

Frozen Watermelon Lemon Cream Tarts

These fruit tarts are so refreshing on a hot summer day! They are extremely healthy and convenient, and just a few ingredients means they're easy to make, too. —Bethany DiCarlo, Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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Patriotic Banana Split

Patriotic Banana Split

Patriotic Banana Split

This lip-smacking salute to summertime is a creative cross between a classic banana split and a fruit salad. A scoop of watermelon, fresh berries and a sweet creamy topping produce a red, white and blue finale to any meal. And best of all, you won't have to worry about you dessert melting!

Sonoran Sunset Watermelon Ice

Sonoran Sunset Watermelon Ice

Sonoran Sunset Watermelon Ice

If you didn’t think watermelon and cilantro could go together in a dessert, this recipe will give you a pleasant surprise! Sprinkle pomegranate seeds and a sprig of cilantro on top for extra flair. —Jeanne Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota

Watermelon Berry Sorbet

Watermelon Berry Sorbet

Watermelon Berry Sorbet

Strawberries, watermelon and three other items are all you need for this freezer treat that's virtually free of fat. A friend gave me the recipe, promising it was the ultimate in refreshing, summer desserts. I couldn't agree more. —Jill Swavely, Green Lane, Pennsylvania

Watermelon Gelatin Cups

Watermelon Gelatin Cups

Watermelon Gelatin Cups

Let these delightful watermelon wannabes add a bit of fun to your next picnic spread. Limes are halved and hollowed to hold pretty pink gelatin while mini chocolate chips serve as seeds in the cute cups.

Watermelon Sorbet

Watermelon Sorbet

Watermelon Sorbet

After scooping out the watermelon for this pretty pink sorbet, I freeze the rind shell to use as a serving bowl for the scoops. We also put out bowls of chocolate chips and jimmies so our guests can sprinkle on their own "seeds".—Heide Grable, Raleigh, North Carolina

Watermelon Sundaes

Watermelon Sundaes

Watermelon Sundaes

Guest always save room for fun and frosty Watermelon Sundaes. "For recipes like this that use fresh produce, my blender is indispensable. For a switch, make the topping with cantaloupe or honeydew melon instead," Sherri suggests.

Watermelon Vodka Sorbet

Watermelon Vodka Sorbet

Watermelon Vodka Sorbet

This icy granita is a cooling delight on a hot summer day. This is an adults only goody. You can use watermelon vodka for plain vodka if you like.—Rebekah Beyer, Sabetha, Kansas

Harvest Watermelon Pie

Harvest Watermelon Pie

Harvest Watermelon Pie

This recipe is a great use for watermelon rind. Usually you don't use that part at all but it is so full of flavor! It makes a truly unique pie.—Lorri O'Reilly, Orlando, Florida
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