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Grilled Fruit Kabobs with Fresh Whipped Cream for #SundaySupper

It’s summer time…it’s grilling time…and it’s almost Father’s Day! What a combo, if I do say so myself! I have been looking for more and more excuses to use our grill lately – keeping the oven and stove working minimally during these warm months is always a big plus in my house! Thus, these grilled fruit kabobs with fresh whipped cream came to be!

Grilled Fruit Kabobs with fresh whipped cream

When it comes to making a Father’s Day menu, you KNOW the grill is most likely involved (at least, around these parts it is!!!). Yes, you might make a juicy steak or burgers, some grilled vegetables, and some killer sides, but what about dessert? I say the grill should be involved in that endeavor as well.

Grilled Fruit Kabobs with fresh whipped cream

Have you ever grilled fruit? At first, it can seem a bit strange to put fruit on the grill…I hear you. But if you don’t experience some grilled fruit at some point this summer, you are seriously missing out. The beauty of grilling fruit is that the heat of the grill caramelizes the sugars inside, creating a whole new depth of flavor for what is otherwise a pretty simple item!

Grilled Fruit Kabobs with fresh whipped creamGrilled Fruit Kabobs with fresh whipped cream

Since my dad isn’t huge on sweets, creating grilled fruit kabobs is just the right option – you get a bit of sweetness to finish your meal, but they aren’t as “dessert-like” as a cake, brownies, a pie, or the like. They are a refreshing way to end the day!

The beauty of these grilled fruit kabobs is that you can truly create your skewers the way you see fit. There are so many fruits that are fantastic for grilling – watermelon, peaches, cantaloupe, strawberries, figs, pineapple – the list goes on! Simply put together what suits your fancy, brush with a light amount of olive oil to prevent sticking on the grill, and get cooking! The process is so quick (fruit doesn’t need long to cook – you simply want to get the grill flavor and the sugars inside to caramelize (1-2 minutes each side). Don’t you just love something so easy to create?!?! I know I do.

Grilled Fruit Kabobs with fresh whipped cream

Now, you could simply enjoy the kabobs as-is…but why not add a little bit of something extra special, since it is Father’s Day after all! Fresh whipped cream is one of my all time favorite treats. I’m sorry, but nothing out of a can or a container is going to taste quite like the fluffy, fresh, deliciousness of homemade whipped cream. Am I right, or am I right?!?! It is the perfect little complement to the grilled fruit – just add a dollop on top or on the side (I mean….dip a grilled strawberry in fresh whipped cream?!?! Come on now…so good). You could even take it to another level and add the grilled fruit on top of vanilla ice cream and add the whipped cream on top….but now I’m getting crazy. Anyway, do yourself a favor and make yourself fresh whipped cream whenever you get the chance. I find that mine keeps in the fridge for 2-3 days so I can make a large batch and dig in for a few different servings at a later date!

Grilled Fruit Kabobs with fresh whipped cream

Grilled Fruit Kabobs with Fresh Whipped Cream
 
The grill isn't just for meat and veggies! Try these grilled fruit kabobs with fresh whipped cream for a fresh take on a summery dessert!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • For the kabobs:
  • Fresh fruit of your choice, cut into small portions (I used peaches, watermelon, and strawberries
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • For the whipped cream:
  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup confectioner's sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Slice the fruit into small chunks - big enough that they will stay on the kabob when they cook!
  2. Lightly brush the fruit kabobs with olive oil. Sprinkle lightly with salt.
  3. Place the kabobs on a preheated grill - cook about 2 minutes on each side (flip halfway through), until there are grill marks on each side of the kabobs.
  4. Remove kabobs from heat and set aside.
  5. Meanwhile, to make the whipped cream, place a metal mixing bowl and whisk attachment into the freezer for about 15 minutes. Then, remove from the freezer - add the heavy whipping cream, confectioner's sugar, and vanilla into the metal bowl. Whisk on high with a mixer until the whipped cream forms stiff peaks.
  6. Serve the grilled fruit kabobs alongside the fresh whipped cream. Enjoy!!!

 

So – what is going to be on your menu for Father’s Day next week? If you’re looking for inspiration, make sure you check out all of the delicious options on the menu today for Sunday Supper!

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