This Grilled Pineapple Split Sundae has a tropical flare, featuring sweet grilled pineapple, coconut flakes and a honey cinnamon nutmeg ice cream sauce.
This post is sponsored by Peapod
I love grilling in the summer. It’s fast and versatile because you can grill an entire meal with minimal cleanup.
I’ve grilled watermelon and bananas before but never tried grilling pineapple until this summer. For a tropical flare, I decided to make a pineapple split ice cream sundae instead of a banana split. I created this Tropical Grilled Pineapple Ice Cream Sundae for Peapod, the online grocery delivery store.
Grilling pineapple is so easy. Simply brush pineapple spears (I bought a fresh cored whole pineapple and cut it into spears) with melted coconut oil and grill just until you get some grill marks on both sides. Grilling pineapple intensifies the sweetness and pineapple flavor. It’s a fun way to dress up desserts during the summertime.
Grilled Pineapple Split Sundae
My husband is dairy-free so I was pleasantly surprised to see that Peapod sells dairy-free coconut milk ice cream. For a light version, you can also use frozen yogurt.
What takes this sundae over the top is the spiced honey I came up with. It’s honey mixed with ground cinnamon and nutmeg. This intensely flavored honey compliments the grilled pineapple and coconut really nicely. Fresh cherries finish off this fresh twist on a banana split.
- 1 fresh cored pineapple, cut lengthwise into 8 spears
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
1 pintorganic vanilla dairy-free coconut milk frozen dessert or vanilla low-fat frozen yogurt
- 24 cherries
- finely shredded organic unsweetened coconut
- 3 tablespoons honey
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
- Brush pineapple pieces with melted coconut oil. Grill on all sides until you see grill marks. Remove and reserve.
- For each serving, place a few small scoops of frozen dessert or frozen yogurt in serving
dish. Place two grilled pineapple spears around ice cream. Garnish with cherries. Sprinkle with coconut.
- Mix together honey, cinnamon and nutmeg. Drizzle on top of
* nutritional information assumes low-fat frozen vanilla yogurt
For more summer recipes featuring fresh fruit, check out these recipes on FromThePod:
Summer Berry Cake
Grilled Peach and Cherry Tomato Quesadillas
Summer Panzanella with Nectarines and Mozzarella
Grilled Chicken Skewers with Watermelon Salsa and Feta
Disclosure: This blog post was sponsored by Peapod as part of my participation in their Ambassador program. All thoughts and opinions are my own.