Watermelon, blueberries, and whipped cream make this festive fruity snack, appetizer, or dessert perfect for the 4th of July, Flag Day, or any warm summer day. This updated version of whipped cream is made with both whipping cream and Greek yogurt.
How to make a Fruit Flag
Basically, you just find a large rectangular platter and arrange the blueberries in a small square in the top left corner then make a few rows of watermelon or strawberries and fill the space in between the rows with Greek yogurt whipped cream.
If you want to be fancy, you can fill a zip-top bag with some whipped cream and cut a little hole in the corner. Then squeeze out little dots over the blueberries for the stars in your "flag"
And voila! you have an adorable, easy, and festive 4th of July snack/appetizer/dessert.
Variations and Substitutions
You can use strawberries in place of the watermelon.
But I'm pretty sure I consumed over 5 pounds of strawberries in 3 days and suggested we use watermelon to change the "red" up in our red white and blue-themed dishes.
Tips for making a Fruit Flag
You don't have to make the Greek yogurt whipped cream if you don't want to. Any whipped cream will work; you'll need about 3 cups.
Six cups of watermelon is about ¼ large watermelon and about 12 ounces of blueberries is 2 cups.
We froze ours (for about 30 minutes), so it would still be cold once we walked it to the end of the wharf since it gets quite hot down here.
You can either serve it right after assembling it or stick it in the fridge or freezer before serving. I wouldn't freeze for longer than 45 minutes though.
MORE FESTIVE FLAG RECIPES:
- Independence Day Sangria
- Berries and Cream Protein Pancakes
- Red White and Blue Salad
- Patriotic Fruit Pizza
- Firecracker Cake
For the whipped cream:
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream cold
- ½ cup plain Greek yogurt cold
- 2 tablespoon sugar powdered sugar, maple syrup, or honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the flag:
- 2 cups blueberries
- 6 cups watermelon chopped, or strawberries
For the whipped cream:
- Chill the mixing bowl and beaters. Add the cold whipping cream to the bowl and whip for about 90 seconds until soft peaks form. Whipped cream should stand up on it’s own. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate.
- Add the cold yogurt, sugar, and vanilla extract to the mixing bowl, and whip for 60 seconds. Taste and add extra sugar if desired.
- Fold in the whipped cream, trying not to break down the whipped cream. Refrigerate.
For the fruit flag:
- On a large rectangular serving tray, arrange the blueberries in a square shape in the top left corner.
- Make 3 or 4 stripes of watermelon for the red stripes on the flag.
- Spoon the whipped cream evenly in layers between the watermelon.
- Optional: spoon about ½ cup whipped cream into a zip top bag. Cut a small piece of a corner or the bag off to make a "piping bag" and put a few dots in the blueberries to make the stars on your flag.
- Serve immediately or refrigerate or freeze before serving. Enjoy!