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Watermelon whip is a refreshing and delightful frosty treat that combines the sweetness of juicy watermelon with the creamy richness of milk and yogurt for a perfect frozen summer dessert.

Watermelon whip is a refreshing and delightful frosty treat that combines the sweetness of juicy watermelon with the creamy richness of milk and yogurt for a perfect frozen summer dessert.
watermelon whip with spoons
three glass bowls of watermelon whip with spoons and slices of watermelon thrown around, next to a food processor bowl with more whip

This delightful treat starts with ripe watermelon chunks that are frozen and then pureed with milk and yogurt to create a luscious whip with a creamy texture and a hint of dairy goodness. 

The result is a lovely dessert, where the natural sweetness of the watermelon is beautifully balanced by the creamy notes of milk. 

Watermelon whip is a perfect summertime dessert! It is similar to a Dole Whip, but made with watermelon instead of pineapple.

three bowls of watermelon whip next to half gallon of AE 2% milk

Thank you to AE Dairy for sponsoring this post. And Thank you for supporting the brands that support me and allow me to continue to grow my site. All opinions, recipes and photographs are my own.

AE Dairy is a perfect choice to use for this recipe. Because there are so few ingredients, you want to make sure you use great quality – perfectly in season watermelon, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and dairy products that are fresh! AE Dairy has ridiculously high standards when it comes to the freshness and quality of their products, so its what I always turn to!

watermelon whip scooped in three fluted glass bowls with watermelon slices beside

What ingredients do I need?

You only need a few simple ingredients to make this awesome frozen treat.

  • Watermelon – you will need about 3 cups of chopped seedless watermelon.
  • AE Dairy Milk – I tried this with both whole milk and 2% milk and it worked great with both.
  • AE Dairy Whole Milk Plain Yogurt – I used plain but you could also use vanilla yogurt, or use a fun flavor like strawberry.
  • Lemon Juice – this helps to brighten the flavor just a tad. Use fresh lemon juice, not the stuff from the bottle.
  • Granulated Sugar (optional) – to sweeten as needed. The plain yogurt cuts some of the natural sweetness of the watermelon, so you might want to add that back in. Taste your whip and decide if you want to add more.
overhead view of two bowls of watermelon whip surrounded by slices of watermelon

How to make watermelon whip

This recipe is simple to make! For the full set of directions, please scroll down to the recipe card below. This is just a general overview on how to make it to help you plan.

  1. Cut the watermelon into chunks between 1” and 2” in size. It doesn’t need to be precise, but you want to be able to easily measure the watermelon cubes and have them fit into your blender.
  2. Place the watermelon cubes into a freezer safe container and place in the freezer for 3-4 hours, or until mostly frozen firm. You can freeze longer if needed.
  3. In the jar of a blender or food processor, combine the frozen watermelon chunks, ¼ cup AE Dairy milk, plain unsweetened yogurt, lemon juice, and sugar.
  4. Blend until smooth and you have the desired consistency. If you want it a little creamier you can add in up to ¼ cup more milk, slowly adding a little at a time while blending.

A note on the sugar: You can adjust the sugar to your flavor preferences. Start with 1 teaspoon of sugar, and then as you blend it, taste the whip and adjust, adding more as needed. The yogurt cuts some of the sweetness of the watermelon, so you might need to add it back in.

blending ingredients for watermelon whip

Prepping ahead of time

You will want to make sure that you have the watermelon cubed and frozen before you want to make this recipe. 

Four hours in the freezer is about the perfect time for the watermelon to freeze. 

If you need to leave the watermelon in the freezer for longer than that, just make sure to separate the chunks and leave spaces between them so it doesn’t become a giant ice block all stuck together. And if it does, just let the watermelon sit on the counter for a few minutes until you can break them apart.

How to serve this to your family

This is a great quick dessert to serve on a hot summer day, or after grilling out for dinner. You can serve this right after making it, or if you would like it to be a little firmer, you can allow it to sit in the freezer until you are ready to enjoy. 

watermelon whip in glass bowls with pile of spoons on the left and the food processor bowl on the right

Kids in the kitchen: How your kids can help you cook

Inviting your kid into the kitchen with you is a great way to help them learn important skills and have more curiosity and wonder about the food they are eating – which helps them be more open to trying more things!

This watermelon whip recipe is a simple one for kids to help with because it has simple steps.

  • Kids aged 1-3 can help you measure out ingredients and add them to the food processor or blender.
  • Kids aged 4-6 can do everything above plus help cut the watermelon into cubes and run the blender.
  • Kids aged 7-10+ can help you do everything above.

*Please note that these recommendations are generalized, and to please use your personal discretion with your child’s skill level. And always, always supervise! Read more about how to have your children help you in the kitchen.

glass of watermelon whip with spoon next to slice of watermelon and half gallon of AE dairy milk

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Watermelon Whip Recipe

Watermelon whip is a refreshing and delightful frosty treat that combines the sweetness of juicy watermelon with the creamy richness of milk and yogurt for a perfect frozen summer dessert.
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 57kcal
Author: Jenni – The Gingered Whisk

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cubed watermelon frozen
  • ½ cup AE Dairy plain whole milk yogurt
  • ½ cup AE Dairy 2% milk
  • 4 teaspoons granulated sugar divided
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Instructions

  • Cut the watermelon into chunks between 1” and 2” in size. It doesn’t need to be precise, but you want to be able to easily measure the watermelon cubes and have them fit into your blender.
  • Place the watermelon cubes into a freezer safe container and place in the freezer for 3-4 hours, or until mostly frozen firm. You can freeze longer if needed.
  • In the jar of a blender or food processor, combine the frozen watermelon chunks, ¼ cup AE Dairy milk, yogurt, lemon juice, and 2 teaspoons of sugar.
  • Blend until smooth and you have the desired consistency.
  • If you want it a little creamier you can add in up to ¼ cup more milk, slowly adding a little at a time while blending.
  • Taste the whip and decide if you want it to be sweeter, adding more of the sugar if you do.
  • Enjoy immediately, or place in a container with a lid and freeze until ready to eat.

Notes

You can adjust the amount of milk and sugar as needed to reach the desired texture and sweetness in the whip.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 20mg | Sugar: 10g

3 Comments

  1. It has been so hot here so this watermelon whip was a great treat to cool down with.

  2. This is insanely good and delicious! Kids keep on requesting to have this watermelon whip every now and then! Such a keeper!

  3. This watermelon whip is so easy to make and so delicious! My family loved it so much, it’s become a new favorite treat in our house!

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