Cool Watermelon Dessert {Hello Summer}

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Hello!  It’s Christine from I Dig Pinterest and I’m absolutely thrilled to be a part of the fun Hello Summer series here on I Heart Nap Time!

If you read my blog you’ll quickly gather that I am a huge fan of desserts.  When summer rolls around, I’m all about cool, melt-in-my-mouth confections. I love when I can incorporate the bright colors of the season into my homemade treats too!

I think watermelon is about the cutest and tastiest fruit out there, so I came up with a delicious, refreshing dessert that resembles it.  I speak from experience when I say this Cool Watermelon Dessert is one that both kids and adults will enjoy!  It’s creamy and fruity with a crunchy outer crust.  Not to mention it’s just so fun looking!

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Yum! My kids (almost literally) did flips for it!  My husband and I reveled in it too.  It’s an eye-catching, mouth-pleasing refreshment! It tastes like an ice cream of sorts, but with an ultra-smooth texture.

Cool Watermelon Dessert

Ingredients:

Outer green crust:

  • 2 c. crispy rice cereal
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 3/4 c. mini marshmallows
  • 4-5 drops green food coloring

Creamy filling:

  • 1 container (8 oz.) Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 can (6 oz.) Strawberry Juice from concentrate (frozen)
  • 1/2 tsp. strawberry Kool-Aid powder

Directions:

Outer green crust:

  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter.  Add marshmallows and stir constantly until marshmallows are completely melted. Add food coloring and stir until desired color is reached. Add cereal and stir until completely combined.  Turn off heat and let sit for a minute, until cool enough to handle.  Press mixture around the edges of an 8" round cake pan that's been lightly sprayed around the edges with butter spray.

Creamy filling:

  1. Pour sweetened condensed milk into a bowl.  Fold in whipped topping. Add frozen strawberry juice and Kool-Aid powder and continue to gently fold.  Don't let the mixture become soupy.  Pour into the middle of the pan and spread evenly.  You may not need all of it, depending on the height and thickness of your outer crust.  Save the extras, if you have them, for Popsicles! Sprinkle mini chocolate chips on top.  Let freeze for 5-8 hours, or overnight if you've got the time.

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If you’re in need of a pick-me-up on a hot day, let this Watermelon Dessert be your friend!

I hope you’ll come say “hi” to me over at I Dig Pinterest soon!

blog profile pic '13 150x150Hi! I’m Christine, and I’m addicted to Pinterest! I love sharing creative “pin”-spiration by way of delicious recipes, fun crafts, party ideas, and DIY projects.  I hope you’ll stop by often!

For more great summer desserts on my blog, check these out!

THANKS Christine for sharing this yummy dessert during our Hello Summer Event! Click HERE to see more ideas from the event.

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  1. Ujjaini posted on July 29, 2014 at 1:53 pm (#
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    It has all good things and my favorite Watermelon. Yummm!

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  2. Jamielyn posted on July 29, 2014 at 2:16 pm (#
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    This is so cute! My kids are going to love this! Thanks for sharing! xo

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  3. Coleen posted on July 29, 2014 at 6:56 pm (#
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    My kids are going to go crazy over this! This looks soooo yummy!

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  4. Michelle posted on July 31, 2014 at 12:40 pm (#
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    This sounds so yummy…especially that rice krispie crust!

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  5. Kammimax posted on August 2, 2014 at 1:13 am (#
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    IT’S A WONDERFUL WORLD
    …OF FOODIES OUT THERE
         JUST LIKE ME !

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