Cool chunks of watermelon topped with ice cream make a perfect split for the dog days of summer. For little kids: Let them help mash the berries with sugar. For big kids: Let them measure the ingredients. Everyone can pitch in to build the sundaes.
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Save Recipe Print
Kids Can Make: Watermelon Split
Total:
30 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
20 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
30 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
20 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Add the blackberries to a medium bowl and sprinkle the sugar over in an even layer. Mix them together and mash with a fork. Let the mixture sit for 20 minutes. Add any extra juices from the watermelon, up to 2 tablespoons, to the berry mixture and stir to combine.

To serve, arrange 1 cup of the watermelon cubes into an "X" shape in a banana split dish. Place one scoop of the ice cream in the middle. Scatter 2 tablespoons of the blackberry sauce over the ice cream. Top with a dollop of whipped cream, 1 or 2 cherries and a tablespoon of nuts. Repeat for the remaining servings.

Never leave a child unattended in the kitchen. Limit the child to tasks that are safe and age-appropriate.

More from:

Cooking with Kids

Our Best Thanksgiving Videos 15 Videos

Get the recipe

Sticky Pecan Pull-Apart Bread 00:37

This simple dessert is a crowd pleaser that only uses a few ingredients.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Parker's Split Pea Soup

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Watermelon and Mint Spritz for Kids

Recipe courtesy of Valerie Bertinelli

Make-Ahead Cranberry Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Make-Ahead Cranberry-Fig Chutney

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Kids Can Make Strawberry Shortcakes

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Kids Can Make: Cheese Fondue

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Kids Can Make: Taco Cheeseburger

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Browse Reviews By Keyword