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Using a pointed chopstick or metal skewer, make a starter hole in the center of each piece of the pineapple. Skewer 2 pineapple chunks on each cinnamon stick, with a mint leaf between them.
Prepare the glaze. Combine the butter, sugar, bourbon, ground cinnamon, cloves and salt in a saucepan and boil until thick and syrupy, 5 minutes.
Set up your grill for direct grilling and preheat to high. Clean and oil the grill grate.
Grill the pineapple until nicely browned on both sides, 3 to 4 minutes per side, basting with the bourbon glaze. Serve at once, spooning any excess glaze over the pineapple.
Scoop the ice cream into the bowls or martini glasses. Place 2 pineapple kebabs in each, garnish with mint sprigs and serve.