• Grilled Pineapple with Ice Cream and Maple Rum Sauce

Grilled Pineapple with Ice Cream and Maple Rum Sauce

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I know, I know. Summer’s almost over. ????

A lot of kids are already back to school which is kind of crazy to me. As much as I’m looking forward to a regular routine and not having the expense of summer camps, I feel like I could use just one, OK maybe two more weeks of summer. At the same time, I feel like we really made the most of it. We visited cousins and long-time friends, rode roller coasters, floated through lazy rivers, kayaked down streams, caught lightening bugs, roasted plenty of s’mores, grilled all the things grillable, got sandy, went on long walks, ate our fair share of ice cream cones with sprinkles and a face… it was a good summer and we are blessed.

But can we just linger a little long as I just say goodbye to summer with one last summery treat? Because while everyone else is busy planning healthy back-to-school lunches with fresh fruits and veggies all neat in their bento boxes, I’m over here like, “Can we just grill one more thing and eat ice cream and… where’s the rum?” So, yeah. If you want to sit in my boat and ride out this last week of summer with me. Hop it! Let’s grill some pineapple, top it with ice cream and drizzle it with maple rum sauce while we¬† soak up this last bit of summer sun. Then next week we’ll kiss our babies goodbye as they get on the school bus for the first time this year, cry a few tears… and then jump for joy that we can sit for a minute with our coffee and not have to answer to “Mooooooooom” for a little while each day. We’ll say we are so relieved, but we’ll secretly miss it.

Oh summer, you are so simple yet so complex but we love you for everything you are.


  • 1. In a glass measuring cup, melt butter then stir in brown sugar, whipping cream, maple syrup and spiced rum until dissolved to form sauce.
  • 2. Lightly grease you grill with cooking spray or butter and grill pineapple for 3 minutes on each side or until pineapple has golden brown grill marks on both sides.
  • 3. Remove pineapple from grill, let cool for 1-2 minutes then top with scoop of vanilla ice cream. Drizzle with maple rum sauce and serve immediately.