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12 Unusual Flavor Combinations That Will Wake Up Your Taste Buds

Sometimes the unlikeliest combinations end up being the best. This Fourth of July, experiment with unique flavor combos over the flame and take your grilling to the next level with the Grillerhood.

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1. Grilled Pineapple and Sharp Cheddar

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You can eat this combo as a savory dessert or add it to a burger. Grill a thickly cut piece of pineapple for about 2 minutes per side, or until a softer texture is achieved, then melt a slice of cheese on top.

5. Chocolate and Chili Peppers

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Mole, the traditional Mexican sauce, may have been one of the first combinations of chocolate with chili peppers. Today, high-end confectioners are combining dried chili peppers with dark chocolate.

Get this flavor on your grill with slow-cooked Chocolate Chile Barbecue Ribs.

6. Avocado and Coffee

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For a rich, sweet, and savory treat, try this beverage: Blend 1/2 avocado with 1 cup brewed coffee (cooled), 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk, 2 tsp vanilla, and ice cubes. It's a perfect outdoor summer dessert.

10. Dill Pickle and Ice Cream

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This can be hard to find, but some boutique ice cream shops are making this tangy, dill-flavored dessert. Surprise your guests with an unforgettable summer dessert at your next cookout.

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