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National Ice Cream Month is still here, so I thought I would squeak out at least one more fun ice cream post before the end of the month. Totally taking advantage of the built in content ideas here, ya know? Yesterday we had to stop into Albertsons “real quick” to grab a few things.
I only say real quick in quotes because living in a small town, stopping into any local shopping center never happens really quick. I can’t complain though, because we love our Albertsons and all the folks that work there and we don’t mind stopping to say hello and ask what’s new. The staff at our store has been a part of my life for over 5 years, so they saw me when I was pregnant, and while I pushed a newborn around the store and now they give Abbey stickers and candies at check out. I’ve known them through hard times and good times, and I’ve seen them change and grow and get promotions and some have even become clients at the salon! So like I said, real quick doesn’t really happen.
Anyway, I am getting way off topic about this ice cream recipe aren’t I? Ok, so we walked into Albertsons, said hello to the produce manager and then I saw the most beautifully ripe peaches and deliciously fresh cut up fruit and I knew what I had to do.
See, this past Father’s Day I bought Charlie a BRAND NEW GRILL – maybe you saw our Instagram pictures that day. He’s been in love with this thing since it took him 4 hours to put together and we’ve been grilling up a storm because it’s seriously the most amazing grill – but another post on that another day.
That BBQ was calling my name, taunting me with it’s pretty cast iron grill, and infrared heating – I used to flame up and burn everything before – and I wanted to get my hands on it baaaaad. I’ve always wanted to try to grill fruit because it just seemed to me like the perfect mashup of all things summer. Smokey, ripe fruits, with seared burn marks on it’s flesh, and then topped with, you guessed it, ice cream. What is more summer than fresh fruit, BBQing and ice cream? Baseball? Maybe.
But this Grilled Fruit Kebabs Ala Mode dessert screams summer! And it’s perfect for a BBQ, so easy to prepare, so easy to make and so easy to eat. Most BBQ parties have fruit and ice cream anyway, all you need are some bamboo skewers and you’re in business!
Grilled Fruit Kebabs Ala Mode
- Vanilla Ice Cream
- "Grill Friendly Fruits" such as;
- Honey Dew Melon
- Soak bamboo skewers in water for about 10 minutes before grilling.
- Cut up the fruit into 1 inch cubes and slide down on to the skewers.
- Preheat the BBQ and brush with a wire brush to clean.
- On a hot grill, place the fruit kebabs and grill until seared, about 3 minutes each side.
- Remove from heat and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.
But seriously right? So easy. And so pretty! And different than the normal BBQ desserts of cookies or popsicles, because this just sort of elevates it to a whole nother level! This here is fancy cooking over fire. I bet it would be a fun camping meal too! We’re ALWAYS looking for those!
I even took just half a peach and laid it right on the grill to soften it and get those gorgeous grill marks – it was like a smokey little peach pie ala mode! So good.
Albertsons/Safeway HUGE Anniversary Sale Info!
So as I mentioned in the title of the post, I have some insider info about the huge yearly sale at Albertsons (and Safeway, east of us)! From July 29th – August 11th, stock up on all of your favorite brands and products at your local store! Buy 5 qualifying purchases and instantly save $5! Which brings down the prices to crazy low!
- Best Foods Mayonnaise $2.88!
- Breyers Ice Cream $2.79 each!
- Lipton Tea $2.88 each!
- I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter $1.99 each!
- And tons more!
Seriously good deals, I need to go back later this week and grab all our favorites! This is the time of year I buy in bulk to save and stock our pantry up! It’s a fantastic way to save and also just keep stuff stashed so you’re not panicking and paying full price later when you really need it.