Grilled fruit skewers are a fun seasonal treat, and taste even better on top of ice cream! Give this simple dessert a try for your next backyard barbecue.
If you have hung around TIDBITS long enough, you might be familiar with my foodie sister Marci. I like to make her share things with us from time to time 😉 . Her seemingly never ending ideas for making food taste amazing never ceases to amaze me.
One night she started rambling on and on about grilled fruit and what a delicious sweet treat it was, and how it works so well with her sugar free lifestyle – bless her ambitious soul. All the while, I was struggling to suppress the vision of grilled fruit piled high on top of scoops and scoops of ice cream . . . drizzled with extra sugar.
So whether you want to enjoy a light seasonal dessert, or if you’d rather join me for the sugar rush, grilled fruit skewers is something you will love to try! It is super easy to do, and adds an extra layer of flavor to those fruits that are abounding this time of year.
Let me walk you through the easy steps to grilling fruit on skewers (or kabobs), and show you how amazing it looks on top of ice cream. P.S. It tastes amazing too!!
First you’ll want to soak your skewers in water for a minute or two. This will help them not burn as easily. Then chop up your fruit of choice and insert them onto the skewers. (My favorites were the pineapple, bananas, and peaches).
You’ll want to coat the fruit with something that will help it brown or caramelize. My sister would be proud because I choose to use melted coconut oil instead of sugar 😉 . It worked really well and tasted great too!
You’ll want the grill burners to be nice and hot before you place the fruit skewers onto the plates.
You should be able to use a charcoal or gas burner grill to make this work. My husband and I have really enjoyed our Char-Broil grill we got from Joss and Main during our deck makeover. It cooks evenly and doesn’t take up too much space on our deck.
You can let the fruit sit on the grill for about 2 minutes before flipping the skewers.
After you’ve grilled both sides, they should be finished. You don’t want to cook the fruit too long, or it tends to go too mushy. You just want it grilled long enough to bring out the flavors and leave small grill marks.
Then, if you are like me, you can slide the fruit off the skewer onto a bowl of vanilla bean ice cream.
I then drizzled it with chocolate sauce and topped it with Heath Bar topping.
It was so easy and delicious and my whole family thoroughly enjoyed it for our Sunday treat.
I’d love to know if you’ve ever tried grilling fruit before and how you enjoy eating it. Hope you give this idea a try while all the fruit is in season!
Thanks for being here!
*Disclaimer: I was provided this grill from Joss and Main for the purpose of our deck makeover and this post. All opinions are always 100% my own and I hope they are helpful for you.