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Nerdy Science in the Kitchen

Heat and Sweet: Delicious Grilled Desserts



If you didn’t know about grilled desserts before, then you’ve been missing out on some of the tastiest food on earth. The tastiest grilled desserts on this earth can go toe to toe with the best non-fried non-heated, cold desserts out there. You just need to find the right ones.

Grilled dessert can be extremely delicious if you know how to make it well

Grilled Pineapple Sundaes

This looks like the classic dessert that your dad and granddad used to speak of when they were growing up.

Get four pineapple slices, 4 scoops of vanilla ice cream, Dulce de leche for drizzling and 2 tbsp of sweetened, shredded, and toasted coconut.

Grill the pineapple slices until they’re lightly charred and then top each slice with vanilla ice cream. Then you can drizzle them all with dulce de leche or caramel depending on your taste. You can top it all off with shredded coconut and then eat till your heart’s content.

Grilled Donut Ice Cream Sandwich

Now, this is just gluttony, but hey, isn’t all dessert eating to a point?

Take 4 glazed donuts, 8 scoops of vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup, whipped cream, and 4 maraschino cherries.

Cut the donuts in half and grill them for about a minute for each half. Set aside to cool and when they’re done, take 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream in between each donut and press down. Then you can top this beautiful dessert with chocolate syrup and whipped cream and put the cherry on top.

If this doesn’t give your soul peace then nothing will.

Grilled Summer Fruit Skewers

This dessert looks like it would be served by Balloo from the Jungle Book (from the 1967 original mind you). It’s a skewer covered in fruit that you can enjoy like you’re digging into a shish kebab.

You’ll require a lot of fruit for this one. Get 6 peaches, 1 pint of strawberries, 1 pineapple and 8 skewers. Get extra virgin olive oil and kosher salt as well as honey for drizzling.

Slice up the fruit however you wish and skewer them however you wish. Then drizzle them with olive oil and season them will salt. Grill them while turning occasionally until the fruit is tender and slightly charred.

Then take them off the grill and drizzle them with honey. And then dig in.

Foil Pack Chocolate Marshmallow Banana

This is probably the simplest dessert on this list and that’s what makes it so incredible. It’s one of the tastiest grilled desserts you’ll ever have to boot.

For this, you just need 1 banana, a handful of chocolate chips and a handful of mini marshmallows.

First, take a square piece of foil which is 12 by 12 inches. Place the peeled banana on to the foil and slice it 3/4ths of the way through. Then place marshmallows and chocolate chips in the cavity that you’ve made and wrap the banana in foil.

When you’re ready to cook; place the banana on the hot grill for about 5 minutes. Then remove from the grill, unwrap and dig in.

Grilled-Banana Splits

This is the great old banana split with a twist. If you’re a fan of banana splits, then your taste buds will enjoy this culinary rush more than you know.

For this, you need four bananas, 4 tbsp of butter, 1 pint of vanilla ice cream (or whatever flavor you prefer), half a cup of chocolate syrup, 1 Butterfinger or a heath candy bar, and whipped cream.

Slice the bananas as you want and brush the sides with melted butter. Then lay them down on the grill and cook over high heat until they turn golden brown.

Take the bananas out of their skins and arrange the two halves in four bowls. Then scoop ice-cream into each bowl. You can cover them with chocolate syrup if you wish.

Grilled Apricots with Brioche and Vanilla Ice Cream

For this, you need 8 ripe apricots and 2 tbsp of unsalted butter along with 2 tbsp of sugar, 4 slices of brioche and 2 cups of vanilla ice cream. You can also add 2 tbsp of warm honey.

First, cut the apricots into halves and drizzle with butter and sprinkle with sugar. Then grill the brioche, one minute per side and grill the apricots 2 to 3 minutes per side. Each serving of the dish should be with 1 brioche slice, 4 apricot halves, drizzled with honey and topped with a single scoop of vanilla ice-cream.

Caramelized Pineapple Sundaes with Coconut

This is just another great dessert that you can make at home. If you’re a foodie and you love trying new things, this may just seal the deal for you on grilled desserts. It’s definitely one of the best-grilled desserts out there.

The ingredients are very simple. You need 1 pineapple, 2 tsp of vegetable oil, ½ a cup of sweetened shredded coconut, 2.5 pints of fat-free vanilla frozen yogurt and mint sprigs.

You need to chop up the pineapple into rings and grease them with vegetable oil. Grill over moderate heat and turn over occasionally until the pineapple is lightly charred. Then cut the rings into tiny bite-sized pieces.

Toast the coconut over a moderate heat on a medium skillet. Then transfer on to a plate to cool. Then scoop the yogurt into sundae glasses or bowls and top with grilled pineapple and sprinkle with coconut and garnish with mint sprigs.

If you’re a dessert connoisseur then you have to add grilled desserts to your experience. Not doing so will be to deny yourself some of life’s greatest pleasures.

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About the Author: Rhonda Richardson, Editor

Rhonda grew up with parents who gardened, hunted, fished, canned, and preserved food. Her mother was a professional cook and Rhonda credits her teaching everything from how to make homemade biscuits and gravy to what kind of meals to serve for different occasions. In the kitchen, Rhonda uses a mix of old-fashioned country cooking and up-to-date fads in the kitchen, often experimenting with replacing higher-calorie or fat ingredients with healthier options that still retain the delicious flavors of the originals.

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