If you ask me, once you fire up the grill, everything that you eat from that point on in the day should be cooked on it, even dessert. Making dessert on a grill might sound tricky but, if you keep it simple, it’s easy to do and so worth it. The best way to keep it simple is with easy grilled fruit recipes like these. Throw ripe fruit on the fire—maybe with a glaze or drizzle of honey—and serve it warm with ice cream or some other sweet, creamy topping. It’s summertime perfection.
If you’ve never grilled fruit before, Hello Natural is a good place to start thanks to their guide on how to grill fresh fruit, which includes topping ideas and 8 recipes. Their Grilled Peaches with Honey Almond Yogurt is a simple, delicious dessert that’s perfect for a first foray into grilled fruit.
Bananas may not be summer fruit, per se, but think of this recipe for Grilled Bananas with Buttered Maple Sauce and English Toffee at Food52 as a modern day banana split. And, hey, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream for good measure. Because why not.
This Grilled Pineapple with Coconut Whipped Cream at Floating Kitchen brings a taste of the tropics to your cookout. (A luau cookout anyone?) Make the coconut whipped cream the night before and this healthy dessert is a cinch.
Related: 5 gorgeous summer pies to make right now.
One more pineapple dessert because, well, Easy Rum-Soaked Grilled Pineapple. Enough said? This mouthwatering dessert at Gimme Some Oven takes 20 minutes and is so good that you’d easily make it again even if it took 40.
I’m dying to try these Grilled Vanilla Bean Mascarpone Peaches with Salted Bourbon Caramel at In Sock Monkey Slippers. This dessert is irresistible layers of sweet and salty, creamy and fresh deliciousness. And bourbon caramel. Yum.
If you want something like the grilled peaches above, but with even less work, try this recipe for Grilled Stone Fruit with Almond Mascarpone Dip (above & top) at Dessert For Two. This pared down recipe has many of the same elements and surely tastes delicious, too.
Kabobs are a favorite way to grill savory foods, so why not sweet ones, too? These Grilled Pineapple and Watermelon Fruit Kabobs at A Night Owl Blog are so simple: Just baste the fresh fruit with an easy, sweet marinade and cook. Sweet, refreshing, and healthy—the perfect way to end a cookout.