Caramelized Pineapple Ice Cream Sundae

Serves 4 to 6


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter – 1/2 stick
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple, cut in ½-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Toasted coconut or chopped macadamia nuts (optional)


  1. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat and add the brown sugar. Mix well.
  2. Add the pineapple and its juice and cook and stir until sugar has dissolved. Reduce heat and simmer for a few minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the lime juice.
  3. Serve warm over vanilla ice cream. Sprinkle with optional coconut or macadamia nuts.