Summer Sweets: 2 Grilled Desserts That Won’t Bust Your Waistline

May 30, 2017 by Kari Karch

It’s finally grilling season and that means endless amounts of burgers, brats, and toasty treats fired up on your Kenmore grill. Whether you’re a grilling master or a grilling novice, showing off some new techniques on the grates is a fun way to spruce up your summer meals. Since desserts are usually an afterthought when it comes to summer, why not try some grill-ious grub that is not only a breeze to make but satisfies that sweet tooth in no time flat!

Here are two of my all-time summer favorite grilling dessert recipes that only require a couple of ingredients and a healthy appetite. Enjoy!

Grilled Watermelon with Coconut Cream and Honey Granola

1 Watermelon, sliced into triangles
1 cup plain coconut cream yogurt 2 cups granola (I used chocolate granola)
1 Tbsp. honey

Directions: While the grill is still hot, carefully place the watermelon on the grill for about 4 minutes. Flip and grill for about 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Serve on a plate topped with coconut yogurt, granola, and drizzle with honey.

Grilled Nutella and Banana Paninis with Raspberry Whipped Cream

8 slices pound cake
8 tablespoons Nutella hazelnut spread
2 bananas, sliced thin into rounds
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 pint heavy cream
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 pint raspberries, muddled
Mint leaves to garnish

Directions: Heat a Panini press or grill pan to medium heat. Spread Nutella onto 4 slices of pound cake, top with bananas. Top with remaining pound cake. Spread one side with butter, then place on grill and carefully spread with remaining butter. Grill till golden brown. While Panini’s are cooking, place heavy cream into a stand mixer and whip on high speed for 2-3 minutes. Add in sugar and vanilla. Whip until a thick consistency forms. Fold in muddled raspberries. Serve as topping with Panini’s. Garnish with mint leaves.

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Kari Karch

Kari Karch is a 19-year veteran of the culinary industry, creator of Kiss the Cook, and the head chef and spokesperson for the Kenmore brand. She has made many notable appearances on ABC Morning News, on WGN, on the Cooking Channel and as a judge for the World Food Championships.