We’re exploring the many ways to prepare one of summer’s most underestimated fruits: Watermelon. We’ve partnered with Sara Forte of Sprouted Kitchen for fresh recipes ideas and cooking tips.
Entertaining in summer months is generally a pretty easy affair. Make a salad or two earlier in the day; prepare a few things to throw on the grill; have a batch cocktail and some cold beer on hand, and basically everyone is happy. The one tricky part is dessert. You can only eat so many berry pies before you want to try something different — something light and refreshing, but still indulgent. Something you can prepare ahead of time, yet is still visually stunning. This watermelon and berry trifle is that dessert. Its red, white, and blue colors make it perfect for a Fourth of July party. Its creamy layers prepared in individual cups are perfect for a ladies luncheon or a shower.
The secret to making sure it looks as great as it tastes is the whipped cream. You want it to hold its shape while still draping around the cake and berries. To make it extra decadent, add a few tablespoons of room temperature cream cheese or mascarpone to the whip topping.