At our house during the summer, most nights we cook outside on our patio, grilling everything from chicken to asparagus to peaches. Instead of heating up the house by turning on the stove and oven, we love to crank up the grill and barbecue our meals. But the grill isn’t just for searing your steak. You can also create food blog-worthy, delicious desserts, too! Here are five ideas for desserts to make on your grill this summer.
Dessert pizza – This dessert is a sweet take on pizza. Top flatbread with sweetened ricotta and your favorite summer fruit, like blueberries, peaches, and strawberries. Place right on the grill or on a pizza stone and cook until the crust is crisp and the ricotta and fruit is warm.
Grilled peaches with ice cream – Grilling peaches brings out their intense, syrupy flavor. Cut peaches in half and pit them. Then, toss the peaches in brown sugar. Place the peaches cut-side down on the grill and brown for about 3 minutes. Flip the peaches onto the skin and brown for another 3 minutes. Serve warm with creamy vanilla bean ice cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar.
Strawberry shortcake with fresh whipped cream – Warm up a dense shortcake on the barbecue. Split the shortcake through the middle and place on the grill. Keep the shortcake on the grill for 3-4 minutes until you can see grill marks and the cake is toasty. Top with fresh strawberries and whipped cream.
Angel food cake kebabs – Like shortcake, angel food cake can also be placed on the grill. For a fun twist, cube the angel food cake and alternate strawberries and the angel food cake on skewers. Cook the kebabs on the grill until the strawberries begin to caramelize and the angel food cake has grill marks. A side of ice cream makes this summery dessert complete.
S’mores – This classic summer treat usually calls for a campfire or a fire pit on your patio, but you can easily roast a marshmallow over the heat of the grill. Use a skewer until the marshmallow is gooey and toasted and then sandwich between graham crackers with your favorite chocolate.