A decadent Paleo dessert doesn’t always have to require a lot of time and effort. In fact, you can have a sweet treat with a handful of ingredients and some heat from your grill. These grilled desserts will impress you with their complex simplicity!
Grilling was once reserved for burgers and hot dogs, but adding naturally sweet fruit on the smoky heat drastically changes its flavor—in a good way! Peaches and (Paleo) cream get an extra dimension of taste, kabobs get a fresh facelift, and even milkshakes can get some grill time.
The best part about grilled desserts is that they only take minutes to prep and cook. These desserts can be made while your guests are at your home, which puts a fun spin on their meal. It’s a hot way to make your cookouts the coolest.
1. Grilled Fruit Salad with Coconut Cream
A fruit salad isn’t something you’d initially think of as a dessert, but it fits the bill thanks to the sweet melon, mango, strawberries, honey, and coconut cream on a bed of greens. A healthy and fresh dessert for a summer night.
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Recipe: PaleoHacks | Grilled Fruit Salad with Coconut Cream
2. Paleo Grilled Peaches with Coconut Cream
Peaches and cream with some char. Peaches with coconut milk, chopped walnuts, and cinnamon are the perfect dessert to add some grillage.
Recipe: Paleo Grubs | Paleo Grilled Peaches with Coconut Cream
3. Coconut Whipped Cream and Macadamia Grilled Pineapple Stacks
There’s something about pineapples on the grill. Adding Paleo whipped cream and macadamia nuts really makes this dish special. There are also hints of coconut involved too.
Recipe: Food Faith Fitness | Coconut Whipped Cream and Macadamia Grilled Pineapple Stacks
4. Grilled Pears with Cinnamon Drizzle
Pears take on a whole new flavor when they are put on the grill. Add some pecans, honey, and cinnamon and this is pretty much a pie sans crust. No complaining here.
Recipe: A House in the Hills | Grilled Pears with Cinnamon Drizzle
5. Grilled Cherry Milkshakes
Who knew that you could grill a milkshake? Well, you can! Grill up some Bing cherries before you add them to the mix, and watch the flavors of your milkshake transform.
Recipe: Edible Perspective | Grilled Cherry Milkshakes
6. Grilled Pineapple with Cinnamon Honey Drizzle
A cinnamon honey drizzle really accentuates that naturally sweet flavors of the pineapple. Keep a little extra sauce on the side for dipping. It is so worth it.
Recipe: Wine and Glue | Grilled Pineapple with Cinnamon Honey Drizzle
7. Grilled Cherry Crisp with Chocolate and Almonds
Imagine the tasty change you can give to your cherry tart when you grill the cherries inside. Wow your guests and your family by adding this extra layer of flavor to this classic dessert. And yes, chocolate is involved.
Recipe: Food Faith Fitness | Grilled Cherry Crisp with Chocolate and Almonds
8. Grilled Apple Slices
Here is a very simple dessert to put on the grill. The only ingredients involved are apples and cinnamon. Ten minutes on the grill does all of the work for you. How simple is that?
Recipe: Ditch the Wheat | Grilled Apple Slices
9. Barbecued Stuffed Bananas
Bananas are a filling fruit that are always welcome come dessert time. A stuffed banana put on the grill may sound unique, but it is a tasty treat you and your family will come back to time and time again. Add some Paleo-friendly ice cream on the side too!
Recipe: The Paleo Mom | Barbecued Stuffed Bananas
10. Grilled Mango with Balsamic Glaze
Mangos and hot chili work well together. It’s a fact. Drizzle on some balsamic vinegar, and I’m sure your mouth will be watering before your dish even comes off of the grill.
Recipe: Skinny Chef | Grilled Mango with Balsamic Glaze
11. Grilled Nectarines with Salted Caramel Sauce and Coconut Cream
Nectarines may be similar to peaches, but they also have their own unique flavor and texture. Paleo caramel sauce, coconut sauce, and pecans all complement this tangy fruit’s flavor.
Recipe: Every Last Bite | Grilled Nectarines with Salted Caramel Sauce and Coconut Cream
12. Pineapple and Watermelon Fruit Kabobs
This recipe brings a luau to your backyard. Pineapple, watermelon, coconut milk, pineapple juice, and some heat ARE all you need for this dessert.
Recipe: A Night Owl | Pineapple and Watermelon Fruit Kabobs
13. Grilled Bananas with Mocha Chocolate Sauce
Bananas beg for decadence. Grilled bananas meet a chocolate mocha sauce in this dreamy dessert. It’s simple, yet rich and deep in flavor.
Recipe: Lexi’s Clean Kitchen | Grilled Bananas with Mocha Chocolate Sauce
14. Grilling Fruit Kabobs
This recipe is fun because you can choose the fruit you want to grill. Is your favorite fruit strawberries? Grill them. Grapes? Put them on the heat. Put out a plate of fruit and let the crowd choose their kabob.
Recipe: Whole Lifestyle Nutrition | Grilling Fruit Kabobs
15. Grilled Spiced Peaches
Opposites attract in this recipe. Spicy cinnamon reacts to the gentle flavors of the peaches. It’s a great recipe to munch on while sitting outside with a glass of iced tea.
Recipe: Civilized Caveman Cooking | Grilled Spiced Peaches
16. Caramelized Figs
Figs make everything seem fancy. Although this recipe is simple, it just seems like it comes from a high brow kitchen. Impress your guests by whipping this one up.
Recipe: Stupid Easy Paleo | Caramelized Figs
17. Spicy Grilled Watermelon
Watermelon, honey, lime juice, cayenne pepper, and salt—that’s it. Put it on the grill and people will be begging for more. It’s a simple dessert that will yield massive results.
Recipe: Serious Eats | Spicy Grilled Watermelon
18. Grilled Peach and Watermelon Kebabs
Another type of kebab, but it mixes two opposite fruits. Watermelon and peaches aren’t a likely pair, but in this recipe they are the perfect partners.
Recipe: Cook the Story | Grilled Peach and Watermelon Kebabs
19. Grilled Apples with Caramel Sauce
Apples and caramel are eaten pretty regularly. But when you throw them on the grill, they take on a completely new dimension. It is divine.
Recipe: The Fit Cookie | Grilled Apples with Caramel Sauce
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