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Take your tropical fruits to the next level by grilling them and adding a sweet cream topping.

Grilled Fruit with Coconut Whipped Cream

Ingredients

  • For the whipped cream:

  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk (or coconut cream), chilled overnight

  • 1 tablespoon coconut nectar

  • For the rest:

  • 1/2 ripe pineapple

  • 2 semi-ripe mangos

  • 4 ripe peaches

  • Honey for drizzling

  • Toasted coconut flakes

Instructions

  1. Prep the fruits: remove pineapple skin and core and slice into rings. Peel mango and slice into large flat slices. Slice peaches in half and remove the pits.

  2. Grill sliced fruit on med-high heat, until grill marks form. Set aside.

  3. Open the chilled can of coconut milk, and then drain as much liquid as possible into a bowl (save the liquid for another recipe!).

  4. Scoop out the coconut cream and place into a chilled mixing bowl. Whip on high speed for about 4-5 minutes. Add coconut nectar (or sweetener of your choice) and whip again.

  5. Serve the grilled fruit with a drizzle of honey, crushed nuts, and a dollop of coconut whipped cream.

Grilled Fruit with Coconut Whipped Cream
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Transcript

- Be the hero at every barbecue with a basket of fruit. Because they need some grilling action too. So I'm going to show you how to make grilled fruit with whipped cream, but not just any whipped cream, coconut whipped cream. ♫ Because I'm in love with the coco. ♫ I've got a peach here and all I'm gonna do to this is cut it in half. And just twist it open and then you'll see the pit. Just pop it out, there you go. You don't have to keep slicing the peach into wedges, I like to keep them in halves like this, so they go straight on the grill. You know which emoji's my favorite? The peach. Because it looks like a butt. Next I'm gonna work on some mangoes. To give myself a little bit of stability, I'm gonna slice off the bottom end here. Just prop it up. Just go very slowly around the edge. Now you don't want to get mangoes and peaches that are too ripe, so that when you put them on the grill they fall apart, make sure they're semi-ripe, just like this one. Here's our naked mango. Now all you have to do is slice them into big chunks. You want them in a big slice, just like this. And before I get to the pit I can make another big one. Perfect. Save this for a little snacky snacky later. I love mangoes, so I'm gonna do a second one. Ooh this one you can is gonna be a little bit sour. Us Filipinos really like sour mangoes, it's a really popular snack in the Philippines and we pair it up with some shrimp paste. Don't knock it til you try it. Alright now for the last fruit, pineapple. Turn it on it's side and just slice off the top. Save this top for a little tabletop decoration later. So Martha Stewart, I love it! Flip it around, slice off this bottom end. Just like the mango, prop it up. Go along the skin. If you have any remaining eyes, just take a little knife and pop them out. It's funny that they call them eyes. ♫ Cause I always feel like pineapple's watching me ♫ ♫ Cause it knows I'm gonna eat it ♫ This gets sliced as well, don't make them too thin. That's a good width. Then cut out the core so that we have nice pretty rings. ♫ Pineapple's watching me ♫ If you don't have an outdoor grill, use a grill pan. While that's happening, I'm gonna prepare my platter. Remember this guy? Right in the center. Got the last one's here, look at that. Now for the rest of the fruit. Let the fruit hang out while we make the whipped coconut cream. What I did was leave this can in the fridge overnight so that the solids could separate from the liquids. I'll show you what I mean in a second, just gotta open this can up. If your coconut milk has a lot of liquid, pour that into a separate bowl. It helps if your mixing bowl is really chilled. Now you may have to experiment with different coconut milks if you can find just a whole can of coconut cream, the better. Don't throw away this liquid, it's great in smoothies. I'm gonna sweeten it up with some coconut nectar. You can use any other sweetener you'd like. And whip it, whip it good. Alright, yes! That is exactly what I'm looking for. Beautiful! And just before serving it up, give it a little drizzle of honey, because grilled fruit is sexy as hell. Nice dollop of that coconut whipped cream. And then a sprinkling of toasted, shredded coconut. And there you have it, grilled fruit with coconut whipped cream. Take a bite. Coconut whipped cream is the perfect companion. I hope you guys give this a try, I'll see you next time. Remember to just eat light.