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Grilled Pineapple With Honey Sriracha Sauce and Basil Ice Cream

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Grilled pineapple with a side of basil ice cream on a plate with pineapple in the background and some decorative flowers.

Alright guys and gals, we are going to make some grilling magic today as part of our grilling series. Not only are we going to make some beautiful basil ice cream, but then we are going to plop that fancy glob of awesomeness down onto a pineapple. THAT’S NOT ALL! It isn’t just any pineapple. We are going to grill that pineapple and then glaze it with a super tasty honey sriracha sauce. Grilled pineapple with honey sriracha sauce and basil ice cream is what’s for dessert tonight. Go straight to the recipe.

Grilling Pineapple

Grilling pineapple gives the fruit some interesting tastes and textures. When coated with the honey sriracha glaze it provides a nice caramelized outside with a touch of smokiness from the grill. Fresh pineapple served cold is awesome and it is always fun to try something new, so get that grill going.

Honey Sriracha Sauce for The Grilled Pineapple

Oh boy, this is a treat. While it doesn’t really say it in the name, there is also butter in this. These three ingredients go together SO well. I am pretty sure I am going to start using this same sauce for my wings, but it is great for grilled pineapple.

Basil Ice Cream

I thought about just making a vanilla ice cream for this, but what fun is that? We have basil in the garden and it pairs well with pineapple, honey, and sriracha! So we have a triple winner here in this recipe. You are going to need an ice cream maker for this recipe, but if you know how to hand churn an ice cream, that would work, as well. I actually do this enough and it isn’t that hard, but needs some attention and time.

Overall, this has been a very fun and tasty recipe to develop. There is quite a bit going on with this recipe and each of the elements can be tasty on their own, but it is totally worthwhile to put this entire recipe together.

combining the ingredients for the honey sriracha glaze

glazing the pineapple prior to grilling

Grilling pineapple with good grill marks on one side

completed sriracha honey grilled pineapple with a basil ice cream

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Products I Used In This Recipe

  1. Ice Cream Maker
  2. Ice Cream Scoop
  3. Weber Genisis III
  4. Grill Tongs

Grilled Pineapple With Honey Sriracha Sauce and Basil Ice Cream

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Grilled pineapple with a side of basil ice cream on a plate with pineapple in the background and some decorative flowers.

Grilled Pineapple With Honey Sriracha Sauce and Basil Ice Cream

  • Author: Ben Myhre
  • Prep Time: 24 hours
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 24 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This Grilled Pineapple dessert has great flavors and is an interesting take on any pineapple dessert. Combine some sriracha, basil, and grilling flavors and you are going to have your guests squealing with delight.


Ingredients

Ice Cream

  • 1/2 cup chopped basil
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 5 egg yolks

Honey Sriracha Sauce

  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha
  • ¼ cup honey

Pineapple

  • 1 Pineapple, cut into wedges or rings

Instructions

For Ice Cream:

  1. The day before you intend on serving, add all ingredients into a large bowl
  2. Whisk until all ingredients are combined.
  3. Cover and let sit in the refrigerator overnight
  4. About 3 hours before serving, add to ice cream maker and make ice cream. Churn for 15-20 minutes
  5. Place in freezer to harden

Honey Sriracha Glazed Pineapple

  1. Cut pineapple into the desired shape. Wedges or rings.
  2. Preheat grill to 350
  3. In a medium saucepan, turn to medium-low heat and add butter
  4. When butter is melted, add honey and sriracha
  5. Stir and heat until all ingredients are incorporated
  6. Remove ice cream from the freezer
  7. Once the grill is heated, lightly coat pineapple with sauce. There should be plenty left over
  8. Place pineapple on the grill and cook for 5 minutes, feel free to brush with glaze
  9. Flip and cook the other side for 5 minutes, once again, brush with glaze.
  10. Remove from grill, serve with ice cream.

Notes

In terms of serving size, you will probably yield more ice cream than is needed for the pineapple. I did include it in the calories as only 4 servings. That is how I do. Use your best judgment.

Keywords: Grilled Pineapple

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