Kids Can Make: Watermelon Split

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.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

1 cup blackberries

1/2 tablespoon sugar

4 cups 1-inch cubed watermelon, chilled (about 2 pounds)

4 scoops strawberry ice cream or your favorite flavor

Whipped cream, for garnish

4 to 8 maraschino cherries

1/4 cup toasted slivered almonds or peanuts, chopped

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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