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A tropical twist to a traditional ice cream sandwich for an over the top delicious Breyers ice cream sandwich hack packed with sweet delicious fruit!
Let me set the stage for you… we are about to move across the entire country and have just finished packing the truck with every last belonging we owned. It took about 3 days longer than expected because the movers were super disorganized and there was just so. much. stuff. So when our well loved, and extra well used grill was the last thing out and wasn’t quite going to fit, we both agreed we would just leave it. Fast forward to our new home in Las Vegas, the land of dry heat and tiny yards filled with rock, we didn’t end up ever getting a new one, so when we recently moved again into a nice house with a big yard and a much milder climate my very first must have was a grill.
Oh how I missed the grill. I might admit, even after a month with our new grill, I am still on a grilling binge. If it can be grilled I will grill it!
Dinners, sides, veggies, and even dessert are all fair game. When I saw this recipe for a way to incorporate grilling and ice cream it was game on. I had to recreate Chef Antonia Lofaso’s Tropical Ice Cream Sandwich. I mean seriously… grilled pineapple and toasted coconut sandwiching a big thick slab of ice cream? Say no more. I’m sold.
Not only is it grilled but it is made with Breyers Natural Vanilla Ice Cream which is made with fresh cream, sugar and milk, and sustainably farmed vanilla beans. I do keep an eye on what I feed our family, and especially our kids. reyers now sources milk and cream from cows not treated with artificial growth hormones* and all Breyers vanilla is real and from sustainably farmed, Rainforest Alliance Certified™ vanilla beans. Breyers Natural Vanilla is America’s No. 1 vanilla ice cream, and parents now have additional reasons to feel good about serving it to their family.
So two amazing things: 1. I don’t have to worry about what the ice cream is made from and 2. This dessert is ridiculously delicious and a MUST for using your grill!
The tropical ice cream sandwich couldn’t be easier to put together and only has 3 ingredients! You can grab the full tropical ice cream sandwich recipe here.
Grilling the pineapple caramelizes the sugars and is probably the most delicious way you will ever find to eat pineapple. The combination of the warm grilled pineapple, the cold creamy ice cream and the crunchy coconut is a foodie’s dream.
There is nothing better than a recipe that my kids love but is also a real treat for the grown up palate too! You can get even more recipes like this by following Breyer’s on Breyers on Facebook, Breyers on Twitter and Breyers on Pinterest. Breyers products are available in grocery stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $3.99 – $5.99.
I also have a little trick that makes creating the ice cream sandwich super simple! Just fill a plastic cup, roughly the same size as your pineapple, with ice cream and pack it tight. Pop it back in the freezer to let it harden up, then take it out and use a large serrated knife to slice right through the cup to create perfect discs of ice cream. Peel off the plastic and pop the ice cream between the pineapple. It couldn’t be simpler!
Well, I am going to keep on grilling and be back soon with more delicious recipes, and you should run out and get some Natural Vanilla Ice Cream to add this to your dinner menu.
Chef Antonia Lofaso’s Tropical Ice Cream Sandwich
RECIPE SERVES 2 | PREP TIME 10 min | COOK TIME 3 min
- 2 (1/4-inch thick) fresh pineapple slices
- 1 cup Breyers® Natural Vanilla Ice Cream
- 2 Tbsp. toasted flaked coconut
- Grill pineapple slices over low to medium heat for 90 seconds on each side. Allow to cool briefly.
- Sandwich the softened Breyers® Natural Vanilla Ice Cream between the 2 grilled slices of pineapple. Coat sides in toasted coconut. Slice in half and serve.
*Suppliers of other ingredients such as cookies, candies & sauces may not be able to make this pledge. The FDA states that no significant difference has been shown between dairy derived from rBST-treated and non-rBST-treated cows.
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