Grilled Strawberries with Ice Cream

Looking for an easy-peasy dessert to serve this summer? Look no further…this one has four ingredients and is done right on the grill. I won’t say it’s impossible to mess up, but it’s pretty tough to do this one wrong!

We’re planning on doing this one for Father’s Day. Jeff is big on “healthier” desserts (I know, how did the two of us ever end up together?) and this one fits the bill perfectly. He can have it with lowfat frozen yogurt that tastes like cardboard and the rest of us can have it with Ben ‘n Jerry’s. 🙂

Two quick notes: Use a good quality balsamic vinegar — they’re typically thicker and sweeter than the cheap stuff. Don’t leave the berries on the grill too long or the sugar will cause them to burn.

Grilled Strawberries with Ice Cream

Grilled Strawberries with Ice Cream


4 cup balsamic vinegar

1 cup dark brown sugar

1 pint of fresh strawberries, stems removed

Good vanilla bean ice cream


In a large mixing bowl, toss strawberries with just enough balsamic vinegar to coat. Let stand for 15 minutes so that some of the vinegar can be absorbed.

Place the brown sugar in a shallow bowl or rimmed plate. Roll each berry such that each one has a thick coat of brown sugar.

Place 3-5 strawberries in a skewer. Roll the skewer through the brown sugar to ensure they are properly coated. Let the skewered strawberries set in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes before grilling. This allows the brown sugar and vinegar to blend. (If you skip this step...most of the coating will fall off on the grill.)

Preheat grill to medium heat. Grill each skewer for about 2 minutes on each side. Eat while still warm, served with vanilla ice cream.

Adapted from Treehugger

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