Your cookout has been a success. Whether you’ve served steaks for two or burgers for 50 you have fed the hungry, conquered the flame, and shown your prowess with a spatula. But now it’s time to end the night with Popsicles or brownies. But a true grill master knows that his grill can produce desserts just as good as any kitchen. Here are four basic grilled desserts every man should know how to make.

 

Grilled Peaches And Cream

This spin on a classic is so easy you won’t believe you’ve never tried it before. Halve four peaches, removing the pit and sprinkle the cut sides with a mixture of brown sugar and cinnamon. Lube your grill with a little oil and grill the peaches cut side down for three minutes. Flip the peaches and move to a cooler spot of the grill. Cover the grill and cook the peaches for an additional ten minutes. Once the fruit is soft serve with vanilla ice cream and watch the compliments come rolling in.

 

S’mores

Never forget that your mighty grill is really a glorified campfire, and s’mores are the perfect fireside dessert. Graham crackers, marshmallows, chocolate, repeat. Sometimes perfection is just that simple.

 

Banana Boats

Do you like bananas, chocolate, and marshmallows? Of course you do. Banana boats combine these three amazing flavors in one of the coolest looking grilled desserts ever. All you do is take three whole bananas, cut a slit in the concave side and open up a pocket. Fill the pocket with chocolate chips and top with marshmallows. Toss on the grill marshmallow side up and let cook for six minutes or until the marshmallows start to brown. Serve warm and enjoy the glory of being called a grilling genius.

 

Dessert Kabobs

Usually your dream kabob is a combination of meat and vegetables spiced perfectly and roasted on the grill. After today you will know kabobs as the delicious sweet treats you get to have at the end of a great cookout. To make them cut a pound cake into 2-inch cubes. Cut larger fruits such as bananas, apples and peaches into bite sized piece or use whole strawberries or other smaller fruits. Stack onto a skewer alternating cake and fruit then throw on the grill for four to six minutes turning regularly until the fruit has softened and the cake has solid grill marks. To keep it all moist mix up a little simple syrup (1 cup water, 1 cup sugar) with a kick of orange liqueur and baste the whole skewer as it cooks. Serve warm with or without ice cream. That’s a dessert fit for a true grill master.

 

-Winston Carter