Grilled Pineapple Coconut Sundaes – Juicy grilled pineapple topped with coconut ice cream, caramel sauce, and toasted coconut. A light and refreshing summer dessert!
I present you with the only way you will want to eat pineapple from now until forever: slightly warm, extra juicy, and topped with coconut ice cream and caramel sauce. These tropical flavors will have you momentarily transported to an island where you get to lay on the beach and do nothing. Sigh. Doesn’t that sound glorious? My reality is far from a tropical island. I’m currently trying to convince my children that we do NOT need to go outside into the 117 degrees heat.
Yes, you read that right. One. One. Seven. We’re going a little stir crazy here. Pass me more coconut ice cream, stat.
So, who likes to grill?!?! Me! Me! Me!
Grilling is not just men’s territory. Ladies, you can do this too! We can even grill dessert. YES! The next time you’re throwing chicken, burgers, veggies, etc. on the grill, don’t forget about dessert. Fruit is absolutely delicious grilled. It gets juicy and sweet and it takes on a slightly charred flavor.
For this recipe I grilled slices of pineapple. And although you could absolutely eat the pineapple on its own, I took it a step further (when don’t I?) by topping the grilled pineapple with coconut ice cream, caramel sauce, and toasted coconut. I am a huge fan of the contrast of warm and cold in a dessert, so I serve this when the pineapple is still slightly warm, which makes the ice cream get a little melty.
When I came up for the idea for this recipe I was concerned that I wasn’t going to be able to find coconut ice cream, but, I did! And now that I know coconut ice cream is readily available right in the freezer section of my grocery store, I’ll never be without it again. Gah! It’s SO good! If you can’t find coconut ice cream, you can use vanilla ice cream and this will still be super tasty.
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Grilled Pineapple Coconut Sundaes
- 1 fresh pineapple
- One pint coconut ice cream or gelato
- 1/4 cup caramel sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon optional
- Sweetened toasted coconut chips for garnish
- Oil or nonstick spray for greasing your grill
- Cut off the top, bottom, and outer skin of the pineapple (here's a great tutorial) and cut the pineapple widthwise into slices (you should have about 10-12 slices). Place the pineapple slices on a greased grill over medium heat, and cook, flipping once, for about 10 minutes total.The pineapple should have grill marks on it and will have softened slightly.
- Combine caramel sauce and cinnamon. While the pineapple is still slightly warm, top with scoops of coconut ice cream, caramel sauce, and coconut chips.