Mandy's Marvelous Meals

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Grilled Pineapple Sundae with Rum Sauce


This is a really easy and yummy dessert perfect for summer! I don’t even like pineapple, but I always eat this when I make it…it’s just that good (especially the rum sauce). You will impress whoever you make this for and little will they know that it was so simple!

I wish I could take credit for coming up with this on my own but I did read it somewhere. I think it was either in Food Network Magazine or on their website. I just remember seeing it and since it had minimal ingredients I was able to commit it to memory (shocking at my age 🙂 !) So I can’t give proper credit, but I’m definitely not trying to take all the credit! 😉

So what are you waiting for? GO MAKE THIS!!!

Grilled Pineapple Sundae with Rum Sauce

1 small pineapple, sliced into rings

Vanilla ice cream

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup pineapple rum (i.e. Malibu)

1 tbsp. butter

  1. Combine the sugar, rum and butter in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring often.
  2. Reduce heat to low and cook until sauce begins to thicken. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Grill the pineapple rings for 4-5 minutes per side.
  4. To “build” your sundae: place 1 pineapple ring on a plate, top with a scoop of ice cream in the middle and pour about 1 tbsp. of the warm rum sauce over the top. Serve immediately!
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So Refreshing: Tropical Fruit Slush Slimmed Down


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The past few days have been warm & sunny and I’ve just been reveling in the glorious weather. Hence the reason I missed two days of posting! So in honor of this summer preview I bring you a quick & easy drink recipe. It is great for an afternoon treat or with the addition of a little vodka a great low-cal drink option for a party or barbecue. It is also a great base recipe so the possibilities are endless as to how you want to make it. Try out different types of fruit and different types of sugar free drink mixes and you’ll always have new & creative combinations. I originally tried this out when I saw a drink recipe on pinterest that called for frozen peaches, lemonade & sprite. I’ve tried lots of combos since then…but I’ve included my favorite for this post.
Can you guess the best part about this drink recipe? Aside from the natural sugar in the fruit, it is virtually sugar free….making it 0 WW points! Of course if you add alcohol you’ll end up with a 4-5 point cocktail, but it totally beats those high-calorie sugary drinks they serve in restaurants and bars. Plus, if you’re picky like me and you’re not a big fan of fruit, this is a good way to sneak it into your diet. 🙂

Tropical Fruit Slush
1 cup frozen mixed fruit (I use peaches, strawberries, pineapples & mangoes)
6-8 ice cubes
1 packet Kool-Aid Sugar Free drink mix, Lemon Berry
4 oz. water
4 oz. diet lemon-lime soda (Sprite Zero)
2 oz. Rum or Vodka (optional)

Mix the Kool-Aid drink mix with the water and add to blender. Add all other ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

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