Watermelon Fruit Pizza

5 from 73 votes

Fresh and fun, Watermelon Fruit Pizza with a ricotta and cream cheese icing sweetened with honey and topped with fresh fruit! A yummy watermelon dessert!

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Looking for a fun and easy watermelon dessert? Look no further than this watermelon fruit pizza! The combination of honey-sweetened whipped cream cheese and ricotta icing with juicy watermelon is irresistible. Plus, it’s topped with fresh kiwi, blueberries, and strawberries, making it a beautiful presentation. This dessert is sure to be a hit at your next party!

Watermelon pizza on large white plate cut into 8 pieces.
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Watermelon is our favorite post-barbecue refresher! So during the summer, I find fun ways to slice it up for my kids (cubes, slices, sticks, etc.). And I throw it in all kinds of dishes like this watermelon cucumber salad and even a tropical fruit salad. One of the most creative ways I serve it during the summer is this watermelon pizza! It’s just a huge round slice of watermelon sliced like a pizza with any toppings you want!

why you’ll love this watermelon dessert pizza

  • Refreshing. Watermelon pizza is the perfect summer dessert! It’s light, refreshing, and has that watermelon flavor that we all crave on a hot day.
  • Quick and easy. This recipe is so quick and easy to make! You don’t even need to turn on the oven. Just slice up your watermelon, make the ricotta and cream cheese icing, and top with your favorite fruits.
  • Beautiful presentation. This watermelon pizza is beautiful and will impress your guests! The bright colors of the fruits against the green watermelon is just stunning.
  • Delicious toppings. I topped my watermelon pizza with kiwi, blueberries, and strawberries, but you can use any fruit you like. Some other great options are raspberries, blackberries, mango, or even pineapple chunks.
  • Fun watermelon dessert. Kids and adults will love this fun and delicious watermelon dessert! It’s the perfect way to enjoy watermelon all summer long.

Ingredients to make watermelon fruit pizza

  • Watermelon: A large seedless watermelon is best for this recipe, but you can always use a personal size or mini watermelon if that’s all you have on hand.
  • Cream cheese: I used full-fat whipped cream cheese, but you could use light or even fat-free.
  • Ricotta cheese: Whole milk ricotta is preferred, but you could use part skim if that’s all you have.
  • Honey: This is to sweeten the whipped cream cheese and ricotta icing. This is used to sweeten the icing. You could also use agave or maple syrup.
  • Fruit Topping: Kiwi, blueberries, and strawberries are my favorite toppings for this watermelon pizza, but feel free to use any fruit you like.
Ingredients for recipe: whole watermelon, strawberries, ricotta, whipped cream cheese, blueberries, whole kiwis, and honey.

How to make watermelon pizza

Making watermelon pizza is a simple, no-hassle process! In fact, I find it easier than taking the time to cut and cube a watermelon and more fun too!

Cut The Watermelon

  1. To start, get a large juicy watermelon, and cut it in half.
  2. Then cut an even round slice about 1-inch thick. Use the rest of the watermelon as you wish. You’ll only need this round slice.
2 image collage of cutting a watermelon in half on a cutting board.

Build The Watermelon Pizza

  1. To make the topping, it’s a simple mixture of ricotta cheese, whipped cream cheese, and honey.
  2. Add the mixture right on top of the round slice of watermelon.
  3. Slice the watermelon pizza into 8 equal slices.
  4. Add fresh fruit on top.
4 image collage making recipe by mixing ricotta mix in a bowl, spreading on a round slice of watermelon, cutting into slices, and then toping with strawberries, blueberries, and kiwi.

Tips for making watermelon crust pizza

  1. Check out my tips on how to cut a watermelon. You only need the middle section of the watermelon, but the tutorial will help you cut it properly and then slice the remaining halves for snacking later.
  2. Don’t add too many toppings. It can get messy if you’re loading toppings on top of each other, so keep them thinly sliced and make sure to stick to the ricotta mixture, so they don’t fall off when you pick up a slice of watermelon pizza.
  3. Add some texture. I love the addition of shredded coconut, but you could also use chopped nuts or even granola for a little crunch.
  4. Use a large, seedless watermelon. It’s easier to work with, and you don’t have to worry about seeds getting in the way.
Overhead shot of watermelon pizza with a slice being removed.

popular substitutions & additions

If you’re having a picnic, you can set out a variety of toppings and have everyone at the picnic select and customize their watermelon pizza slice. Kids love that idea!

  • Use whipped cream or yogurt. If you want an extra creamy topping, feel free to use whipped cream instead of the ricotta and cream cheese mixture. Yogurt also makes great icing!
  • Try different fruits. I love adding more fresh fruit on top, like kiwi, strawberries, and blueberries, but you can also use sliced peaches, bananas, raspberries, or mango pieces.
  • Add nuts and seeds. For a little crunch and extra nutrition, add some chopped nuts or seeds to the topping.
  • Add chocolate. Yes, chocolate and fruit is a wonderful combination. Use mini white or regular chocolate chips, or even try some cacao nibs.
Close up shot of a slice of watermelon pizza with whole pizza show behind it.

how to store watermelon pizza

Watermelon pizza is best served immediately, but if you have leftovers, store them in the fridge.

how long will watermelon pizza last in the fridge?

Watermelon pizza will last in the fridge for about 12-24 hours. After that, the watermelon will start to weep moisture, and the icing will start to slide off.

Frequently asked questions

Can I use a brick of cream cheese instead of whipped cream cheese for the frosting?

Yes, you can use a brick of cream cheese, but I prefer the whipped cream cheese because it’s lighter and not as dense. You can also whip the cream cheese at home yourself to make it airier. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, simply beat the cream cheese on high speed until it’s light and fluffy.

Can I make this fruit pizza ahead of time?

I don’t recommend making it the day before. What you can do is pre-slice your watermelon and mix your ricotta and cream cheese to assemble when ready to eat.

How do I keep my cream cheese from sliding off the watermelon?

If your cream cheese icing seems to be sliding about you can try patting the watermelon with a paper towel to absorb some of the moisture right before icing.

2 slices of watermelon pizza on white plate.

However you top it, this watermelon pizza recipe is such a refreshing snack for summer get-togethers. It helps with that sweet tooth and also quenches your thirst – making it my favorite ever summer treat!

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This Watermelon Pizza recipe was originally published on August 25, 2018. The recipe has not been modified but the post now includes new step-by-step photos for how to make the watermelon pizza.

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Watermelon Fruit Pizza

Fresh and fun, Watermelon Fruit Pizza with a ricotta and cream cheese icing sweetened with honey and topped with fresh fruit! A yummy watermelon dessert!
5 from 73 votes
Servings 2 servings
Course Dessert
Calories 286
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
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Total Time 15 minutes
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  • 1 large round watermelon slice about 1 inch thick,cut from the center of the melon
  • ยฝ cup ricotta
  • ยผ cup cream cheese whipped
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Sliced strawberries for topping
  • Blueberries for topping
  • Sliced kiwi for topping
  • Fresh mint for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon shredded coconut for topping


  • In a small bowl, mix the ricotta, cream cheese and honey together until combined.
  • Spread the ricotta mixture over the watermelon and cut into 8 equal slices.
  • Top the slices of watermelon with strawberries, blueberries, kiwi and mint. Sprinkle the shredded coconut and serve immediately.


  • For best results, top the watermelon with ther ricotta mixture immediately before consuming. And enjoy within a few hours.
  • To make this vegan, you can mix coconut cream with shredded coconut as the base “sauce” and then add any toppings of choice.


Calories: 286kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 60mg, Sodium: 152mg, Potassium: 206mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 16g, Vitamin A: 686IU, Vitamin C: 29mg, Calcium: 168mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

Cuisine American
Course: Dessert
5 from 73 votes (51 ratings without comment)

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  1. Nadia abouhassan says:

    I made it with Greek yogurt mixed with pistachio butter maple syrup banana n blueberry
    Topped with graham crumps
    It was soooo good loll

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      Love the sound of that! Yum!!

  2. Jackie says:

    This was soooo delicious! I was a little hesitant but so glad I made it.

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      I’m so glad you made it too! Yay!

      1. Diana says:

        You inspired me to prepare food

        1. Yumna J. says:

          Aww, that’s amazing! Thank you!

  3. Gail M says:

    So yummy! Made this for a nice weekend summer treat. Very refreshing for those hot summer days. Easy to make and a great idea for summer! Thank you!

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      Thank you so much! Glad it hit the spot on a hot summer day!

  4. Maryam says:

    Made the watermelon pizza with what I had in my fridge and taste sooo gooood ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ I wanna add the picture but I think there is no option. Iโ€™m gonna add emoji of what I used ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿฅ’

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      That makes me so happy to hear! You are welcome to join my Facebook group (called Feel Good Foodies: A Community!) where we share photos of recipes we’ve made!

  5. Jacklyn says:

    Yum! Made this with some fresh picked strawberries and blueberries! So refreshing

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      That sounds perfect! Yay!

  6. Lauren says:

    Delicious recipe so
    Much fun to make ! Now I have made
    It twice !!!

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      Thank you so much! I love that!

  7. Emily B says:

    Easy peasy watermelonsqueezy ๐Ÿ™‚
    Oh and sooooo good!

  8. Alissa W says:

    Such a refreshing take on watermelon as dessert. I added some lime zest on top and it was the perfect amount of sweet and tart! Iโ€™ll be adding this to my summer dessert line up ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      Thank you so much! It definitely deserves a spot on that line up!

  9. Angelica Fox says:

    Absolutely delicious, I never thought of having watermelon other than by itself but the strawberry cream cheese I used on top was great! Thanks Yumna

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      Thank you! So glad you enjoyed this new combo!

  10. Betty says:

    I never thought that watermelon and cheese would be a good combination, but this recipe surprised me in a good way!
    A tasty and easy to make dessert for super hot days.

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      So glad you tried it and enjoyed!

  11. Vicky Vielle says:

    Super fun to make, delicious to eat and a big hit with everyone!

  12. Elisa says:

    I made this watermelon pizza for my prayer group social we had on Saturday. It was a hit, everyone not only liked the look of the pizza, but the taste as well. Not a slice of the two pizzas I made was left. For the icing, I only used cream cheese (mixed berry whipped cream cheese, sweet enough for us). My husband’s family came over on the Sunday and I made it for them. It was a hit there too. One said that it will be his new way to eat watermelon.

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      That’s amazing! So glad it was a hit with both groups!

  13. Sheila Weidner says:

    This is the PERFECT summer treat. Very easy to make and it was a hit with my family. Refreshing and definitely will make again.

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      Thank you! That’s perfect!

  14. Salma says:

    Made the Watermelon Pizza today for our family brunch. It was good and a crowd hit, not one slice was left.

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      That’s amazing! I’m so glad to hear it!

  15. mystic inferno says:

    it came out so well! i topped it up with some roasted walnuts as im allergic to coconut ahaha.
    next time ill try it with some granola!

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      Yay! The walnuts are a great idea. Sounds good!

  16. Andres says:

    This was so good

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      Thank you!!

  17. Lauren Zelniker says:

    This is not only the most delicious recipe it is beautiful when you serve it !

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      Thank you so much!

  18. Steven says:

    This was the easiest recipe Iโ€™ve made all year and by far the best tasting one!

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      That made my day to hear! Thank you so much!

  19. Taylor says:

    So refreshing with the mint and all the fresh summer fruits! I used coconut yogurt instead of the ricotta because of a dairy allergy. It worked out great ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      I’m so glad you thought so! That’s perfect!

  20. Alexis says:

    Hi, so I plan on making this at our next BBQ. I was curious, do you think mascarpone cheese would be a good substitute for the ricotta? Why or why not?

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      I think it’ll work because it’s a common substitute for ricotta!

      1. Cara says:

        This was so much fun!! We randomly had all
        Of the ingredients and it was super easy to make. My toddler and one year old had an absolute blast making and eating this! This will be on repeat all summer! Thanks for the idea !!! So refreshing and fun!

        1. Yumna Jawad says:

          Aww, I’m glad to hear it! That’s perfect. Yay!!

  21. Van says:

    Perfect for summertime! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      Lucky for you it’s summertime there now! haha

  22. Audrey says:

    Watermelon with shredded coconut. Who can skip that

  23. Emily Kemp says:

    This is such a fun idea for summertime, love it!