Heston's Grilled pineapple & ice cream sundae

Watch Otto Romer, Senior Development Chef at the Fat Duck, make this simple but stunning barbecued dessert.

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Tags: summer cooking, dessert, how to, barbecue, pineapple, The Fat Duck, Heston Blumenthal, ice cream,

Recipe - Serves: 6


20g caster sugar
200ml whipping cream
Juice of 4 limes, and zest of 2
1 small essential Waitrose Supersweet Pineapple
200g light brown muscovado sugar
500ml tub Heston from Waitrose Salted Caramel Popcorn Ice Cream
70g Waitrose Seriously Buttery Caramel Dipping Sauce


1. Combine the sugar, cream, the zest of 2 limes and juice of 1 into a bowl and whisk to medium peaks.

2. Cut the pineapple into 6 pieces lengthwise, remove the core then remove the skin keeping it in 1 whole piece and reserve. Place the pineapple slice on the preheated barbecue until charred marks appear, approximately 1 minute, and rotate to achieve marks on all sides. Remove from the barbecue and toss in a bowl with the juice of 3 limes, followed by the muscavado sugar, to thickly dust. Return to the coolest part of the barbecue and rotate to form a caramel, being careful not to overcook the sugar.

3. Heat the caramel sauce as per pack instructions. Cut the pineapple into thick slices, arrange on the reserved skin and place on a plate. Place a large scoop of the popcorn ice cream on the side and serve with a couple of dollops of the whipped cream, drizzled with caramel sauce.

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 2363.96kJ
Fat 26.1g
Saturated Fat 16.3g
Carbohydrate 79.1g
Sugars 76g
Salt 0.3g

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