Grilled Pineapple with Coconut Ice Cream

Summer came to North Kessock for a few days and it was glorious.  It may return, it may not. We can at least be happy knowing that we made the most of it whilst it was here.  We lived outside, basking in the morning sun, watching the roof tiles steam and the bees buzzing in the clover.  There were long lazy bike rides in the afternoons and a few half hearted attempts at gardening.  With the evening came reading (me) and PacMan (D) on the patio with white wine (me) and local ales (D).  And interspersing all of this were as many barbecues as we could possibly fit into those lovely sun drenched days.

‘Twas grand.  🙂

If you are thinking of doing a spot of outdoor cooking/eating, can I warmly recommend the following dessert.  It’s very nice indeed and ridiculously easy if you buy the ice cream from the shop.  If you want a dessert that makes you moan expletives, however, make the ice cream yourself.  I used the wonderful David Lebovitz’s recipe (here) but replaced half the double/heavy cream with coconut milk.

It’s also a perfect recipe for the end of a BBQ meal as the pineapple cooks perfectly over cooling coals, meaning you can cook it slowly whilst you enjoy your main meal.

Grilled Pineapple with Coconut Ice Cream

Pineapple

Lime

Brown Sugar

Coconut Ice Cream (Bought or this recipe replacing half the cream for coconut milk)

Mint leaves

  • Cut the pineapple into 2cm rounds then cut into semi circles.  You may want to cut off the skin first – it’s easier to eat this way but less pretty.
  • Squeeze a little lime juice over each slice, both sides and rub with a little brown sugar.  Maybe 1/4 tspn per semi circle.
  • Place on BBQ over low heat for 20 mins, turning occasionally.  If your BBQ  is hotter, turn more frequently and reduce cooking time.
  • Serve warm with a scoop of coconut ice cream and some torn mint leaves.

4 thoughts on “Grilled Pineapple with Coconut Ice Cream

  1. Wow – that looks delicious! You can almost smell the warm pineapple and a gentle hint of coconut! Yum yum 🙂 On another vein, we’ve had monsoon rain today so I’m hoping that our summer in Glasgow has yet to arrive!! 🙂

  2. Pineapple and coconut are the flavours of summer – sounds like you have had a few lovely days. If only summer was like that here – when summer really hits we sweat and sunburn, the plants go limp, and stay inside with the air con on because it is so hot outside 🙂

  3. Oh my, that looks delicious. Pineapple is one of my favorite fruits and goes in my morning smoothie daily. I haven’t fired up the grill in a while, but this looks well worth it! I may try it in a grill pan on top of the stove. I’m sure it would not be as tasty as on the grill though.

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