7 Refreshing Watermelon Recipes Perfect for Summer Snacking

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Watermelon is the perfect summer treat, but combined with scrumptious sorbet, tasty cheese, and zesty flavors, watermelon is transformed into a snack you can enjoy year-round. It will quickly become your go-to fruit with these 7 easy-to-make recipes.

1. Watermelon and Coconut Sorbet Parfaits

Martha Stewart has created a simple yet delectable watermelon-inspired parfait that is perfect for a hot summer day. A combination of watermelon cubes and coconut sorbet create a stunning display that is perfect for every palate. The best part? This refreshing recipe, which yields 6 servings, requires minimal effort to prepare.


  • ¼ cup coconut flakes
  • 2 pints coconut sorbet
  • 2 cups cubed (1/2 inch) watermelon
  • Finely grated lime zest, used for sprinkling

Directions: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake the coconut flakes in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet until it’s toasted, about 3 minutes. Divide half the sorbet among 6 tall glasses using a 2 ¼-inch ice cream scoop. Top each with a layer of watermelon, another scoop of sorbet, and then more watermelon. Sprinkle with lime zest and toasted coconut.