This fun watermelon “cake” from the American Institute for Cancer Research puts a fun twist on fruit for dessert. Watermelon is a warm weather staple. It can help cool you down and keep you hydrated. Eating a variety of different colored fruits also provides vitamins and nutrients your body needs to stay healthy. Serve this “cake” at your next holiday cookout or picnic.
1/3 cup whipping cream
12 oz. nonfat plain Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp. reduced-fat cream cheese
2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 medium seedless watermelon, well-chilled
Blackberries and red raspberries, for garnish
Pour whipping cream in small mixing bowl and chill in refrigerator for about 10 to 20 minutes. (Cream is easier to whip when cold.) Meanwhile, in medium mixing bowl, mix together yogurt and cream cheese.
When cream is chilled, add sugar to cream and whip with whisk or electric mixer until moderately stiff peaks form. (Be careful not to overbeat, as too much whipping will turn cream to butter.) Add whipped cream and lemon juice to yogurt/cheese mixture. Chill.
Slice off both ends to make a flat top and bottom on your melon. Set melon on one flat end and carve rind off sides to make a round, cake-shaped melon.
Place melon cake on serving plate and frost top and sides with chilled icing. Decorate with berries on top and around the bottom. Keep well chilled until served.
Makes 10 servings.
Per serving: 150 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 26 g carbohydrates,
5 g protein, 1 g fiber, 30 mg sodium.
Recipe from the American Institute for Cancer Research.