Summer desserts are meant to be enjoyed à la mode, and this stylishly fruity treat is the perfect sweet ending to your day.

I grill juicy pineapple rings until they’re beautifully caramelized, then layer each one with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt right in the center, creating a contrast of temperatures and textures.

But wait— there’s more! I drizzle on melty peanut butter over the top and a sprinkling of crunchy nuts for the ultimate finish. SO DARN GOOD.

You can grill indoors or outdoors—whether it’s just one ring for a single serving or the whole pineapple for a lucky crowd, anything goes! A pineapple should render about 6-8 ¾-inch slices. I provided the instructions for one serving, but you can easily scale it up depending on how many slices you want to make.

If you have extra grilled pineapple rings left over, stash them in the fridge and use them to make a yummy next-day salad (like my Grilled Pineapple Salad with Peanut Dressing). They’ll also be perfect for a scrumptious snack or as a unique topper for burgers! 

Can’t get enough of grilled fruit? Same! Try my Grilled Peach-Pecan Salad!

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Grilled Pineapple à la Mode

Summer desserts are meant to be enjoyed à la mode, and this stylishly fruity treat is the perfect sweet ending to your day. 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 1 fresh pineapple, whole
  • ¼ cup scoop vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon peanut butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon chopped peanuts

Instructions
 

  • Cut the top and outer skin from pineapple, core it and slice into 6 to 8 rings about ¾-inch thick. (You will have extra if only making one serving.) Lay flat on a tray and mist with oil spray. Place on a hot outdoor grill or indoor grill pan and cook until deeply golden and caramelized, about 10 to 15 minutes. Flip with a wide spatula and cook the other side until it’s equally caramelized and delicious.
  • Transfer the pineapple ring(s) to a platter, and right before serving, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or fro-yo to each. Finish it off with a zigzag drizzle of melty peanut butter and a sprinkling of chopped peanuts.

Notes

• For ease, you can always purchase cored pineapple from the supermarket instead of having to cut off the skin and core it yourself. 
• Spraying the tops of the pineapple with oil spray ensures they don’t stick to the grill. 
• I use a wide spatula to flip the pineapple instead of tongs because you want to avoid breaking the rings. However, if they do break, it will still be delicious and give the dish a unique presentation. 😉
• You can swap the peanut butter and peanuts for any preferred nut butter and nuts.
• To melt nut butter, add to a small microwave-safe ramekin and microwave for about 30 seconds to get it liquidy so you can easily drizzle with a spoon.
• For an uber-healthy dessert, swap the ice cream for Greek yogurt. You can use a vanilla-flavored yogurt that’s sweetened with sugar or one that’s sweetened with stevia or monkfruit, such as Oikos Triple Zero, Oikos Pro, or Too Good. You can also use plain Greek yogurt and sweeten it with honey or maple syrup. 
• If you’re following a gluten-free diet, be sure to carefully read the packaging for each ingredient. While these foods are inherently gluten-free, gluten can sometimes be added during processing for a variety of reasons, including for flavor and consistency.

Nutrition Information per serving

Serving Size: 1 pineapple ring with toppingsCalories: 60Carbohydrates: 7gProtein: 1gTotal Fat: 3.5g— Unsaturated Fat: 2g— Saturated Fat: 1.5gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 10mgFiber: 0gTotal Sugar: 6g— Natural Sugar: 3g— Added Sugar: 3g
Nutrition information is calculated using a leading industry software. That being said, brands can vary, and there may be slight fluctuations in the numbers.
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