Once the summer season hits, it’s time to take the grill out and prepare to dig into various mouth-watering recipes. You may be planning to grill up a chicken for dinner, but how about leaving the grill on for some sweet desserts while you are at it?
By putting your outdoor grill to work, you will not only be spending time outside, but also cutting down on the amount of cleaning work you will have to do. So what are you waiting for? Bring together some local ingredients and your experimental flair, and whip out these tantalizing desserts that are also pretty easy to make!
1) Delicious Cobblers
Cobblers make a perfect summer dessert. These ooey, gooey dishes not only come in a lot of varieties but also provide ample opportunity for a person to try something new. You can cook your own version of cobbler or opt for the classic ones, such as old-fashioned peach cobblers or a berry skillet cobbler.
2) Tantalizing Dessert Pizzas
We all love pizza! So why not add it to your list of desserts too? Think about a grilled pizza topped with sweetened crème fraîche, a layer of fresh fruits, and loads of honey. Add another drizzle of honey with some sprinkled sugar and your dish is ready to be served at dinner!
3) Grilled Pound Cakes
How do you turn a regular pound cake from an appetizingly tasty dish into a phenomenal work of dessert art? Put it on the grill! Nothing goes as well with its slightly softened texture (once grilled) as a creamy scoop of ice cream. Make sure to grill your cake on a piece of foil to retain its crunchy crumbs. Add different cut fruits and more ice cream on top for a final finish.
4) Fulfilling S’more Hand Pies
If you are looking for something light to bite on, s’mores are the perfect dessert for you! You can easily make these delectable s’more hand pies in your backyard by adding graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate. You can also add some grilled fruits to get the required consistency.
5) Caramelized Peaches And Cherries
Summertime means easy availability of summer fruits. This makes peaches and cherries a much-loved choice for grilled desserts. The dish is fairly simple to make – just grill peaches and cherries together and drizzle them with cinnamon-honey syrup. You can also top it with vanilla ice cream if you like!
6) Savory Grilled Doughnuts
Take your classic ice cream sundae to the next level! Grill doughnuts along with sugar-coated pears over medium-high heat. Place one pear on the top of each doughnut and serve with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. You are good to go!
7) Sweet Chocolate Sandwiches
Anyone up for grilled chocolate sandwiches? Extremely palatable and children’s favorite, this dish can be made on any summer afternoon without any hassle. Put together a few slices of a pound cake (their sturdy texture is perfect for grilling) and chocolate, and grill them for two to four minutes on each side. Your sandwich is ready for you to eat!
8) Luscious Grilled Banana Splits
There are days when you may feel extremely lazy to cook something. For such days, grilled banana splits can be your go-to food. Simply marinate a few banana slices in rum, then coat them with sugar, and put them on the grill until they are hard and crackly. They go well with any kind of syrup or ice cream.
9) Flavorful Grilled Fruit Skewers
Consider your summer a complete failure if you haven’t had grilled pineapple yet! Put a few slices of pineapple on skewers and grill them until they are golden brown in color. You can use other fruits as well, such as strawberries, blueberries, and peaches. These skewered sweets are no-bake and can be served to a large crowd!
To enjoy your perfect grilled dessert, you will need an ideal grill. Make sure to use a high-quality grill for cooking!