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.

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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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Cool Watermelon Dessert

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 970 kcal
Author: I Heart Naptime Contributor

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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Ingredients

Outer green crust:

  • 2 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1 tablespoons butter
  • 1 3/4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 4-5 drops green food coloring

Creamy filling:

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

Instructions

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.
Nutrition Facts
Cool Watermelon Dessert
Amount Per Serving
Calories 970 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 364mg 15%
Potassium 1632mg 47%
Total Carbohydrates 185g 62%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 103g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 109.4%
Vitamin C 95.3%
Calcium 30.2%
Iron 15.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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9 comments on “Cool Watermelon Dessert {Hello Summer}”

  1. It has all good things and my favorite Watermelon. Yummm!

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  2. This is so cute! My kids are going to love this! Thanks for sharing! xo

  3. My kids are going to go crazy over this! This looks soooo yummy!

  4. This sounds so yummy…especially that rice krispie crust!

  5. IT’S A WONDERFUL WORLD
    …OF FOODIES OUT THERE
         JUST LIKE ME !

  6. crazt cat lady Reply

    looks lovely, but I was expecting it to have watermelon in it !

    a little bit disappointed.

  7. Food coloring, Cool Whip, Kool-Aid? This will put any child into an overdrive. Unhealthy ingredients do not make a good desert – no matter how cute it looks.

    2 thumbs down!

  8. I made it with watermelon Kool aid & watermelon/strawberry juice to get that watermelon zing to it!

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