Grilled Pineapple Rings with Ice Cream
  • Vegetable oil (for oiling grill)
  • 1 pineapple, peeled, ends trimmed
  • 2 tbsp. firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 container vanilla Ice Cream
  • 1/4 cup sweetened flaked dried coconut
  • 1/4 cup chopped roasted and lightly salted peanuts or cashews
  1. Prepare barbecue grill and preheat for direct, medium-high heat (the charcoal or gas flame is directly under the cooking area, and you can hold your hand just above grill level only 3 to 4 seconds; click here for details). For charcoal grill: Before you put the grill over the hot coals, brush it with a light coat of oil. For gas grill: When hot, brush grill with a light coat of oil.
  2. While grill heats, cut pineapple crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices; cut out the core from each slice and discard. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar and lime juice; brush onto both sides of pineapple slices with a pastry brush.
  3. Lay pineapple slices on lightly oiled grill (close lid on gas grill) and cook, turning once with a wide spatula, until pineapple is hot and tinged with brown on both sides, about 8 minutes total.
  4. With spatula, transfer 1 or 2 pineapple slices to each of 4 dessert bowls; top with a scoop of ice cream and sprinkle equally with coconut and peanuts, if desired.