3 Watermelon (or Wassermelone!) Recipes for Kids

June 15, 2017
Summer is synonymous with watermelon, or 'wassermelone' as our German professional au pairs know it, and this refreshing fruit is packed with health benefits for kids.

Watermelon is very hydrating after playing outside with your children because it contains 92% water and 6% sugar. It’s also full of fiber, potassium, vitamin A and vitamin C!  

Here are 3 fun watermelon recipes to make with kids this season. 

Recipe 1
Watermelon and Coconut Water Smoothie
Inspired by this recipe

1/4 cup frozen pineapple chunks
2 tablespoons cold coconut water
12 fresh mint leaves
2 cups cubed seedless watermelon, frozen
Juice of 1 lime
1 teaspoon agave, maple syrup or honey

-Add all ingredients into a blender and blend. Pour and serve!

Tip: Have your children help you combine the ingredients into the blender.

Recipe 2

Watermelon, Cucumber, and Feta Bites Recipe
Inspired by this recipe

1 cucumber, cut into 24 slices
2 cups seedless watermelon (without rind)

1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon maple syrup
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh mint

-Arrange cucumber slices on a platter. Cut the watermelon into 1 ½ x ¼ -inch squares.
-Place a watermelon slice on top of each cucumber slice. Scatter the cheese on top. Double up the layers if making stacks.
-Whisk together the lime juice, maple syrup and mint in a small bowl. Right before serving, drizzle this mixture over the stacks.

Tip: Let your kids build the stacks by arranging the cucumber slices and watermelon.

recipe 3

Skinny Mini Watermelon Cakes (your kids will love this one!)
Inspired by this recipe

1 small watermelon
2 cups cool whip
Rainbow sprinkles

-Using a chef's knife, slice a small portion of the watermelon rind off. Use the flat edge to stabilize the watermelon on a cutting board.
-Slice the watermelon into 2 inch thick slices.
-Using a 3" biscuit cutter, cut small rounds out of the slices of watermelon.
-Place a dollop of Cool Whip onto each round and add rainbow sprinkles.

Tip: Your kids will love adding the sprinkles to this dish. Don't forget to take a photo!