Sparkling Watermelon Dessert

Sparkling Watermelon Dessert

mother's day dessert recipes by donatella arpaia


(SERVES 6-8)


  • You will need an electric mixer
  • 18 oz. full-fat, plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 small seedless watermelon, cut into 1” cubes
  • Maldon sea salt
  • Pop Rocks
  • ¼ cup tiny mint leaves


  • Combine sugar and egg whites in medium bowl and beat with electric mixer on medium speed until the mixture forms soft peaks- the consistency of shaving cream.
  • Fold egg white mixture into yogurt until no whites appear.
  • Fold heavy cream into mixture until combined. Stir in lemon juice.
  • Place 5 pieces of watermelon on a dessert plate. Spoon 2 tablespoons of yogurt cream on top. Sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt and top with a teaspoon of Pop Rocks and some mint slivers.



Donatella Arpaia

Donatella Arpaia is a chef, restaurateur, entrepreneur, and mother. She has built an empire of successful restaurants drawing on the skills, passion, methods, and love for food she learned from her family.

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