Give the unofficial snack of the summer a major upgrade at your next backyard BBQ with these innovative desserts
Chocolate Covered Frozen Watermelon
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Everything is better when dipped in chocolate, and watermelon slices are no exception. Swap chocolate chips for raw cacao nibs and you'll have a sweet summer treat that is way healthier than it tastes.
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This is the easiest dessert you'll ever make—we promise! It calls for two ingredients and just five minutes of prep. Watermelon sorbet from The Things We'll Make counts on the inherent sweetness of the fruit, adding just a bit of lime juice to intensify the flavor.
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Watermelon Yogurt Pops
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Keep cool in the heat with these watermelon and Greek yogurt pops. Full of protein and essential nutrients, just remove the excess sugar called for in the recipe and you'll have a healthy ice cream alternative you won't be able to resist making all summer long. (Next, check out these Healthy Smoothie Popsicle Recipes That Taste Just Like Summer.)
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Whether or not we like it, summer inevitably comes to an end. But we have some good news for you—with the watermelon jelly from Love and Olive Oil, you can keep the season's best flavors rockin' and rollin' in your kitchen for much longer. Give canning a shot to create this delicious preserve, perfect for spreading on crackers or incorporating into a dessert. Or, if you're really craving that extra jolt of watermelon flavor, shamelessly sneak a spoonful. We won't judge!
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Watermelon Mint Slushies
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Throw back to your childhood with this playful watermelon mint slushie. The adult version of a youth classic includes mint leaves and lime juice. What's more, it has all the flavor but none of that sugar-filled syrup! You're never too old to drink it with a twisty straw either.
Layered Watermelon Coconut Shakes with Salty Lime Sugar
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Summertime calls for sweet indulgences, creamy concoctions, and out-there combinations of fresh, bold flavors. Enter: this watermelon coconut shake from How Sweet It Is. The creamy coconut pairs wonderfully with the watermelon to create an out-of-this-world drink thats good for any time of day. The best part? You'll feel like you're cheating on any and all diet plans. The reality? You aren't!
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