Watermelon dessert pizza with vanilla cream

This watermelon pizza recipe is here to take the title of your favourite summer dessert! Simple yet showstopping, this 'pizza' is the perfect sweet treat for adults and kids to enjoy this sunny season

By Sophie Gray
  • 10 mins preparation
  • Serves 4
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  • 1/2 cup ricotta
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 tablespoon icing sugar, approx
  • 2 whole watermelon slices, 2.5cm thick
  • 1 cup mixed fruit pieces or berries
  • fresh mint or edible flowers such as viola or nasturtium, to garnish


  • 1
    In a small bowl, mix ricotta, cream cheese and vanilla together until combined. Add the icing sugar and beat until smooth.
  • 2
    Wipe the surface of the melon slices with kitchen towel to remove surface moisture. Spread half the ricotta mixture onto each slice.
  • 3
    Decorate with fruit pieces or berries, mint or edible flowers. Cut into wedges and serve chilled.


  • For the fruits, try kiwifruit, strawberry, banana, mandarin or blueberries. You can add flaked coconut or almonds for crunch, or swap the ricotta for your favourite flavoured Greek yoghurt or whipped coconut cream. - You could use honey or maple syrup instead of icing sugar, if desired. PER SERVE Energy 171kcal, 715kj • Protein 4g • Total Fat 9g • Saturated Fat 5g • Carbohydrate 19g • Sugars 19g • Fibre 2g • Sodium 124mg