Spring Recipe: Balsamic Strawberries & Ice Cream
Now that we've shared recipes for the star of the barbecue — the Carrot-Sesame Burger — and its two equally delicious sides — Spicy Green Bean Fries and a Zesty Kale Salad — we have to find something to cure that post-meal sweet tooth. Check out the perfect remedy below!
Balsamic Strawberries with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
There is nothing like a sweet, ripe strawberry! Harvest this seasonal fruit from your garden or pick some up at your local farmers' market. Then grab a bottle of balsamic vinegar and a quart of your favorite vanilla bean ice cream to make a light, refreshing dessert.
1 lb strawberries, thinly sliced
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
3 tbsp sugar
1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
1/3 cup 2% milk
1/4 stick of butter
1 quart of vanilla bean ice cream
1/4 cup almond shavings
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine the sliced strawberries, balsamic vinegar, and sugar. Let the mixture sit for about 30 minutes.
- Put the chocolate morsels, milk, and butter in a small saucepan and heat on medium-low until smoothly blended.
- When ready to serve, place 1/4-cup portions of the strawberry mixture on a dessert plate. Top with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and lightly garnish with a drizzle of chocolate and some almond shavings. Bon appétit!
--Recipe by Brittany Johnson. Reprinted with permission.
--image by istockphoto/adrianomauri