Grilled Pineapple Sundaes topped with vanilla ice cream and coconut rum caramel sauce is the perfect summer dessert |
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Grilled Pineapple Sundaes

These Grilled Pineapple Sundaes are topped with vanilla ice cream and a homemade Coconut Rum Caramel Sauce to create a sinfully delicious dessert!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pineapple, recipe, grilled, summer, ice cream, rum, dessert
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 314kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson


  • 1 whole fresh pineapple
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream

Coconut Rum Caramel Sauce

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup coconut rum
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • toasted coconut to garnish optional


To make the Coconut Rum Caramel Sauce:

  • Combine the brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat until the sugar dissolves.
  • Carefully add the rums and stir to combine. Simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Store sauce in a sealed container in the refrigerator until needed.

For the Grilled Pineapple:

  • Turn pineapple on it's side and slice into approximately 1/2-inch rounds.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut around the outside edge to remove the skin.
  • Use an apple corer {or sharp knife} to remove the core in each slice.
  • Place pineapple slices on a preheated grill and cook for 3 to 5 minutes on each side.
  • Place each pineapple slice in a bowl, top with vanilla {or coconut} ice cream and drizzle with sauce.
  • Garnish with toasted coconut, if desired.


  • If you do not want to use coconut rum, substitute a silver rum.
  • If you do not want to use rum at all, go to the grocery store and buy a jar of caramel sauce. 
  • If you look closely you will notice that I burned the bottoms of my pineapple slices {I got distracted by the dog}. No worries, they still tasted great and had a slightly smokey flavor to them, lol
  • I did not brush the pineapple with oil before grilling and they did not stick.
  • No, I do not know if canned pineapple would work, I have only tried grilling fresh pineapple.


Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 225mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 54.3mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 0.6mg