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It has been sunny and above 80 degrees for a whole week! And best of all, no humidity! I love it. I wish the entire summer could be the same way. Days like this call for cold, refreshing low carb desserts, like a watermelon pizza!
If you haven’t heard of watermelon fruit pizza before, it’s one of the easiest summer desserts you can make. It’s ready in just minutes, and there’s no need to turn on your oven. It’s perfect when it’s just too hot and you want to cool off!
To make a watermelon pizza “crust”, all you need to do is cut a thick, round slice down the center of the watermelon. You’re basically creating a disk. (You can easily cut several of them if you have a larger crowd, too.)
Add your icing sauce, which whips up in a flash using a blender. You can drizzle or spread the icing as you like. I thought it looked prettier drizzled. Finally, top with fresh berries. You can even use other fruit as desired, but I chose berries to keep this dessert low in (natural) sugar.
Even though watermelon pizza is still higher in carbs than most keto desserts, due to the natural sugars in the watermelon and berries, you can still find ways to fit it in. It has seven grams net carbs per slice. It’s definitely a special treat for those watching sugar intake – but it’s well worth it! I usually like to have a slice after a filling, very low carb summer main dish, like a juicy bunless burger on the grill. That way, I’m totally satisfied with just one slice.
The icing itself is sugar-free, made with powdered erythritol. You can use another sweetener, but I don’t recommend a granulated one, which would be grainy. The powdered sweetener keeps the texture smooth and creamy. A liquid sweetener, like liquid stevia, would also work, but you’d need a lot less. (Check my sweetener conversion chart to get a general idea of how much to use. The exact amount will vary depending on your taste buds.)
I used raspberries and blueberries for the topping, creating the ultimate red-white-and-blue recipe for 4th of July. I’ve been looking for ways to make festive dishes that are more specific to holidays throughout the year, and this is one of them. Try mixed berry salad too, for the same fruit in a different form.
Independence Day is still a couple of weeks away, but I’m definitely saving this watermelon pizza recipe for it. Be sure to pin it or bookmark it, so that you can make it then! I loved it so much that I wanted to share it early.
My toddler agreed, too – she can’t get enough watermelon! She happily eats it every chance she gets. And, watermelon pizza is a great way to make a fun dessert that kids get excited about, without any added sugar or processed ingredients.
Watermelon Pizza Recipe with Cream Cheese Icing:
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Watermelon Pizza Recipe with Cream Cheese Icing (Sugar-free, Low Carb, Gluten-free)
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RECIPE TIPS + VIDEO in the post above, nutrition info + recipe notes below!
- Blend the cream cheese, cream, powdered sweetener, lemon juice, and vanilla in a blender, until smooth. Adjust sweetener to taste.
- Drizzle, spread, or pipe the cream mixture over the watermelon slice. Top with berries. Cut into 8 slices.
Serving size: 1 slice, or 1/8 of entire pizza
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. You can find individual ingredient carb counts we use in the Low Carb & Keto Food List. Carb count excludes sugar alcohols. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.
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