Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Broiled Pineapple with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

With the upcoming 4th of July weekend coming up alot of us will be entertaining and with this sweet pineapple and ice cream how could you go wrong?  The sweet juiciness from the pineapples and the cool creaminess from the vanilla bean ice cream make this a simple dessert that you can serve to guests at your next backyard party because it is quick and easy!  I sometimes add pound cake into this recipe by layering cake, ice cream and pineapple, absolutely delicious!  Also, instead of vanilla bean ice cream you can use a coconut sorbet for that tropical taste.  Fresh pineapple is best for this recipe since the method will be broiling or you can also grill for 10 minutes.  Enjoy!

Serves 4

nonstick cooking spray

1 - 3 1/2 pound pineapple

vanilla bean ice cream


Preheat broiler; set rack 6 inches from heat.  Coat a broiler pan with nonstick cooking spray. 

Core pineapple for wedges.  Halve wedges lengthwise to make 8 spears.

Lay spears on a prepared pan.  Cook turning once, until golden brown and tender about 20 minutes (at this point the sugars will caramelize and release).
If grilling make sure you coat grill with nonstick cooking spray when grilling pineapple (do not put on high flame - medium to low is best) cooking time approximately 10 minutes, turn once.

Divide among bowls; serve vanilla bean ice cream or coconut sorbet.


  1. I love fresh pineapple! You've just inspired me to put some pineapple on the grill at my 4th of July BBQ - thanks!

  2. Happy to have found your blog! This looks like an excellent summer time dessert. I love grilled pineapple, and I can only imagine how great it must taste with melting vanilla bean ice cream.