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10 Refreshing Watermelon Desserts for Summer

Cooking with watermelon is always a pleasure in the summer months. Watermelon is naturally sweet and refreshing due to the high water content of the fruit. So many great treats can be made from its sweet juices. Usually these treats start from watermelon that has been pureed and strained so the juice is collected. Once you have a pitcher of sweet juice on your hand you can make almost anything. Here are some of our favorite refreshing watermelon treats that are perfect for kids and adults alike!

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    10 Refreshing Watermelon Desserts for Summer
  • Watermelon Lavender Sorbet 2 of 11
    Watermelon Lavender Sorbet

    This sophisticated twist on watermelon is perfect for an adult gathering. For kids, omit the lavender and just give them the sorbet!

    Photo: Watermelon.org

  • Watermelon Gelatin Pops 3 of 11
    Watermelon Gelatin Pops

    These awesome watermelon gelatin pops are delicious and perfect for serving after any summer barbecue! Both the kids and adults will get a huge kick out of their festive look and watermelon flavor.

    Photo: Paula Jones

  • Watermelon Pom Pops 4 of 11
    Watermelon Pom Pops

    These cool popsicles are a cinch to make and feature the flavors of refreshing watermelon and pomegranate juice. Since they are made in simple juice cups get the kids involved in helping you.

    Photo: Brooklyn Supper

  • Watermelon Sno Cones 5 of 11
    Watermelon Sno Cones

    These delicious all-natural sno cones are perfect for enjoying in the backyard after dinner. Instead of the sugary syrup, drizzle real watermelon syrup over the crushed ice to make the perfect dessert.

    Photo: Julie VR

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    Watermelon Popsicles

    Watermelon Popsicles are always a hit. All you need to make these is a simple set of popsicle freezer molds and a fresh watermelon. Then your most refreshing summer dessert is ready to make!

    Photo: Julie VR

  • Mint Watermelon Soda Float 7 of 11
    Mint Watermelon Soda Float

    An ice cream float always hits the spot in the summer. Fancy this one up by adding fresh mint and refreshing watermelon!

    Photo: Laura Levy

  • Strawberry Watermelon Lime Frosty 8 of 11
    Strawberry Watermelon Lime Frosty

    Frosty drinks are the most refreshing in the summer. Enjoy this strawberry watermelon lime frosty with your kids. Everyone will cool down with this delicious drink and be happier for it!

    Photo: Kathy Patalsky

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    Watermelon Sorbet

    This cool summer snack is the best kind of dessert. It can even be super fancy when served up for a dinner party or served as an amuse bouche before dinner starts!

    Photo: Julie VR

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    Watermelon Lemonade

    This delicious lemonade is sometimes all you need for  dessert. It is sweet, refreshing, and low in calories. Serve up a glass with cool straws for kids and they'll love the novelty of drinking their dessert.

    Photo: Laura Levy

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    Watermelon Slushies

    These delicious slushies are perfect for kids and adults. Everyone will love the deep watermelon flavors. They are so much better than the syrup version from the gas station!

    Photo: Julie VR

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