It’s summer time and you know what that also means! Barbecue season! There are so many tasty meal ideas out there using a barbecue, but what about some summer desserts? After all, it wouldn’t be a complete party or meal without a tasty dessert to wrap things up! And these 8 summer desserts are quick, easy, and delicious, and you can make them all on your barbecue!
1. Cinnamon Sugar Grilled Peaches
If you’ve ever had grilled peaches before, you’ll know what a delicious and perfect dessert these can make. The process creates a crispy exterior while keeping the inside soft and juicy (make sure you buy really juices peaches) and grilling really brings out a whole new flavour level with the natural sweetness of the peach even more. Add the cinnamon sugar topping, and you’ve got yourself a recipe that tastes just like peach cobbler and only takes a few minutes to make! Yum!
Get the recipe at High Heels And Grills
2. Grilled Pineapple
Thanks to the natural sweetness of pineapples, grilling them turns them into a perfect barbecue dessert option. Just like grilled peaches, grilling pineapples creates a crisp exterior and soft interior, with an amped up sweetness factor. You can leave them as just grilled, or if you feel like adding a topping, there are lots of ideas. Try a scoop of coconut sorbet for a piña colada reminiscent dessert, or a cinnamon sugar butter glaze that will caramelize as it cooks or go for boozy with a rum and cream sauce to dip!
Get the recipe at Cincy Shopper
3. Grilled Grapefruit
Keeping with our fruit theme to start, because after all summer is all about the fruits, we’ve got grilled grapefruit! It may seem like an odd choice of dessert, with grapefruit being so sour, but cooking it with a touch of honey or sugar helps create a caramelized exterior that balances out the sour with sweet. You can also try adding a dollop of mascarpone cheese on top, or, like this recipe, cook it with honey, pistachios for crunch, and créme fraîche for a perfect dessert!
Get the recipe at Fine Cooking
4. Salted Honey Grilled Watermelon
Sweet and salty are certainly favourite combinations in the dessert world, but have you ever considered it on watermelon? It may sound like a surprising choice, but we guarantee that when these combinations come together in your mouth, you’ll never want to eat regular watermelon the same way again!
Get the recipe at Yummly
5. Grilled Banana Boat
Just because you aren’t camping doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy this classic dessert! It’s just like cooking it in a fire, but a little easier thanks to the aid of your barbecue. If you haven’t had a banana boat before, just image the ingredients of a s’more: chocolate, marshmallow, crackers, all placed inside a banana, wrapped in foil, and cooked over a fire or in the barbecue. The ingredients all melt together into one delicious, messy, and totally barbecue dessert worthy dish!
Get the recipe at Simply Stacie
6. Blueberry Lemon Cobbler
Surprised you can make cobbler on the barbecue? Baking a cobbler on a barbecue is just as easy as any of our other summer dessert recipes, and you might even find a new flavour with the slight smoky addition to the taste, which enhances the flavour subtly. Cobblers always make for a perfect addition to any barbecue, and the blueberry and lemon filling is perfect for the summer!
Get the recipe at Gimme Some Grilling
7. Grilled Chocolate Cherry Ricotta Pizza
Who says you can’t have pizza for dessert? Even better, this is an actual dessert pizza! Chocolate and cherries pair together perfectly when it comes to desserts. Layered on top of a bed of ricotta spread and grilled to perfection, this recipe is dangerous and has the making of becoming the new summer dessert favourite!
Get the recipe at Marla Meridith
8. Grilled Figs With Honey Goat Cheese
If you love figs, this recipe is probably going to be on the top of your summer dessert list to test out in the barbecue. Because figs are the perfect bite-sized dessert, you can add these to a spread of smaller dessert options, snack on them while you cook the rest, or add them as a sweeter option to a selection of appetizers.
Get the recipe at Serious Eats