Grilled Pina Colada Sundaes

Grilled Pina Colada Sundae

Pina coladas are an indulgent tropical vacation in a glass. I’ll make them at home as a treat any time I’m in the mood, but I really love serving them up for a crowd at a party or cookout. These Grilled Pina Colada Sundaes are a twist on this classic drink that …

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Grilled Pina Colada Sundae

Pina coladas are an indulgent tropical vacation in a glass. I’ll make them at home as a treat any time I’m in the mood, but I really love serving them up for a crowd at a party or cookout. These Grilled Pina Colada Sundaes are a twist on this classic drink that is a great way to finish off any summer barbecue. The sundaes are made with fresh grilled pineapple and creamy coconut ice cream,

You’ll want to start with a whole, fresh pineapple – especially if you’re planning to make enough for a crowd. Cut the pineapple into 1/2-inch thick round slices, then place directly on the grill. Cook at low heat for 2-4 minutes per side, until there are nice grill marks and the pineapple appears juicy. The pineapple will be juicy when you start, of course, but the heat of the grill will draw out even more. If your pineapple is not quite ripe yet, then plan for an extra minute or two to allow some of the sugars in the fruit to caramelize.

Once the pineapple is grilled, transfer it to a cutting board and cut off the outer skin. The reason I cut it off after is that it is so much easier to grill the pineapple in big slices than it is to peel the whole pineapple and move more slippery slices around! Then, cut away the fruit of the pineapple, leaving the core behind. If you have a pineapple corer, feel free to core the pineapple in advance.

To assemble the sundaes, pile grilled fruit in dessert bowls and top with a big scoop of coconut ice cream. I actually used homemade coconut frozen yogurt in this sundae, but your favorite coconut ice cream will do nicely. To give this a real pina colada finish – if you’re an adult who is a fan of the cocktails like I am – drizzle 1/2 ounce of rum over the top of each sundae before serving. Dark rum is great, but I really like Plantation Pineapple Rum for even more pineapple flavor. If you’re not drinking, drizzle a bit of caramel onto the ice cream before serving instead.

Grilled Pina Colada Sundaes
1 whole, fresh pineapple
2 pints coconut ice cream
1/2 oz rum per sundae
caramel sauce

Remove the fronds from the pineapple (save for garnish, if desired).
Cut pineapple into 1/3-1/2 inch rounds, discarding the very top and bottom of the pineapple.
Preheat your grill to medium-low heat. Grill pineapple slices for 2-4 minutes per side, until nice grill marks appear and the pineapple is juicy and slightly caramelized.
Transfer pineapple to a cutting board and remove the outer skin of the pineapple. Cut up the grilled fruit into 1/2-1 inch chunks.
Pile fruit into dessert bowls and top each with a large scoop of coconut ice cream. Drizzle with 1/2-oz of rum, if desired, and a little caramel sauce.
Leftover grilled pineapple can be refrigerated for later use.

Makes 8-10 sundaes, depending on the size of the pineapple

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The Best Labor Day Home and Kitchen Sales We’re Shopping

And just like that, summer is coming to an end. While we won’t miss the humidity or the heat waves, we’ll definitely miss lazy afternoons in the sun and endless picnics. There is one thing we’re looking forward to though: major Labor Day weekend sales …

And just like that, summer is coming to an end. While we won’t miss the humidity or the heat waves, we’ll definitely miss lazy afternoons in the sun and endless picnics. There is one thing we’re looking forward to though: major Labor Day weekend sales on all things home and kitchen.

Outside of the end-of-year and one-off anniversary sales (such as Brooklinen’s and Wayfair’s earlier this year), LDW deals are among the steepest, so you can stock up on indoor and outdoor furniture, bedding, decor, cookware, and more.

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We’ve teamed up with ANGOSTURA® bitters to send off summer in style—with plenty of bitters-filled beverages and snacks, of course. This centuries-old spirits brand has inspired iconic recipes since 1824, from the Old Fashioned to the Manhattan.

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We’ve teamed up with ANGOSTURA® bitters to send off summer in style—with plenty of bitters-filled beverages and snacks, of course. This centuries-old spirits brand has inspired iconic recipes since 1824, from the Old Fashioned to the Manhattan.


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We’ve teamed up with our friends at All-Clad to bring you Pans With a Plan—a series sharing smart techniques, tasty recipe ideas, and all sorts of handy tips for cooking novices and seasoned pros alike. Here, food writer and recipe developer Asha Loupy…

We’ve teamed up with our friends at All-Clad to bring you Pans With a Plan—a series sharing smart techniques, tasty recipe ideas, and all sorts of handy tips for cooking novices and seasoned pros alike. Here, food writer and recipe developer Asha Loupy shows us how to make the ultimate summer side dish—smoky, spicy baked beans with ham hock—using All-Clad’s FUSIONTEC™ 4.5-Quart Universal Pan.


As a kid, I never liked Labor Day. It always seemed to mark the end of carefree summer fun—slip-and-sliding in the front yard, late-night sleepovers with friends, food-filled barbecues in the Sacramento sun—and signaled the start of the school year. Even as an adult, that back-to-reality dread still sneaks in as Labor Day approaches.

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Twelve years ago, it all started with a book deal for the first-ever online community cookbook called—you guessed it—Food52. Our cofounders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs had a hunch that home cooks are the greatest cooks. And over a decade—and many …

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As part of our birthday celebration this year, we rounded up 12 beloved community recipes, just perfect for summer—there's still time left! Which one have you made over and over (and over)? Which one is now on your must-make list? Let's chat all about it in the comments. Here's to another great year.

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Fear not—no other Hostess products, including beloved nostalgic treats like Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Ho Hos, Donettes, or Honey Buns, were included in the recall.

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Labor Day is just around the corner, which means that millions of Americans will be stocking up on burger patties, sausages, bags of chips, patriotic desserts, crisp lagers, and sparklers. But if you already purchased some hot dog and hamburger buns for the holiday, you may want to check the label. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Hostess Cake has issued a voluntary recall of their Soft White Hamburger Buns and Soft White Hot Dog Buns, as they may be contaminated with salmonella and listeria, two different forms of bacteria that can both cause foodborne illness. The company first announced the recall on August 13th, 2021 and has not learned of any illnesses related to the recall at this time. The bacteria was detected during a routine monitoring of the food production facility.

Fear not—no other Hostess products, including beloved nostalgic treats like Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Ho Hos, Donettes, or Honey Buns, were included in the recall.

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We’ve teamed up with Barnana—makers of organic ridged plantain chips and new grain-free, corn-free plantain tortilla chips in all sorts of tasty flavors, like Pink Sea Salt and tangy Lime & Sea Salt—to share our favorite summer dip recipes.

If y…

We've teamed up with Barnana—makers of organic ridged plantain chips and new grain-free, corn-free plantain tortilla chips in all sorts of tasty flavors, like Pink Sea Salt and tangy Lime & Sea Salt—to share our favorite summer dip recipes.


If you ask me, the happiest time of day is snack time—and that’s elevated exponentially when those snacks are devoured outside in the sunshine. My Platonic ideal of snackable summer food for socially distanced picnics, poolside bites, Labor Day spreads, and even camping is now—and will always be—dip.

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As summer comes to a close, you may start to feel a bit down. Don’t! Take a trip to the farmers market or the produce aisle and put together a Labor Day feast you’ll still be thinking about well into autumn.

If you’re planning to grill for the main ev…

As summer comes to a close, you may start to feel a bit down. Don’t! Take a trip to the farmers market or the produce aisle and put together a Labor Day feast you’ll still be thinking about well into autumn.

If you're planning to grill for the main event—simple and painless—you can spare some creative energy for the appetizers in recipes chock-full of tomatoes, corn, eggplant, and summer squash, with plenty of stone fruit in the mix. Since it's peak season for so much produce, many of these appetizer recipes skip the cooking and let the stars shine on their own, while others get fried, sautéed, or grilled.

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5 ‘Old School’ Veggie Burgers for Labor Day Weekend

Alright, I’m absolutely giddy that vegan ‘meat’ has gone viral. I’m super excited that you can find vegan Whoppers and plant-based taco filling and even vegan KFC! I feel like vegan has taken some huge leaps and bounds into mainstream lately, and a big part of that is courtesy of fake meat products like the Beyond Burger and Impossible Burger. Hooray! If you love ’em, I’m happy for you.

But I’ll be totally honest, they just are not my thing. Maybe it’s because I’ve just never been a beef fan, and maybe they just taste too real for me. But when it comes to burgers, I definitely prefer something vintage. Give me mashed beans, rice, mushrooms, all those things in a slightly mushy, hand-packed patty. And with that, here are my 5 ‘Old School’…

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Alright, I'm absolutely giddy that vegan 'meat' has gone viral. I'm super excited that you can find vegan Whoppers and plant-based taco filling and even vegan KFC! I feel like vegan has taken some huge leaps and bounds into mainstream lately, and a big part of that is courtesy of fake meat products like the Beyond Burger and Impossible Burger. Hooray! If you love 'em, I'm happy for you. But I'll be totally honest, they just are not my thing. Maybe it's because I've just never been a beef fan, and maybe they just taste too real for me. But when it comes to burgers, I definitely prefer something vintage. Give me mashed beans, rice, mushrooms, all those things in a slightly mushy, hand-packed patty. And with that, here are my 5 'Old School'...

This is a summary, images and full post available on HHL website!

10 Labor Day Deals That Are Actually Worth It

Almost everything about the transition from summer to fall makes me a little sad, but that’s just the way it goes. At the very least, it makes my annual autumn soundtrack—Joni Mitchell, Stevie Nicks, and pretty much the whole Practical Magic soundtrack…

Almost everything about the transition from summer to fall makes me a little sad, but that’s just the way it goes. At the very least, it makes my annual autumn soundtrack—Joni Mitchell, Stevie Nicks, and pretty much the whole Practical Magic soundtrack—all the more poignant.

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