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The Green Life: Spring Recipe: Balsamic Strawberries & Ice Cream

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April 25, 2013

Spring Recipe: Balsamic Strawberries & Ice Cream

Balsamic Strawberries 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



  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the sliced strawberries, balsamic vinegar, and sugar. Let the mixture sit for about 30 minutes.
  2. Put the chocolate morsels, milk, and butter in a small saucepan and heat on medium-low until smoothly blended.
  3. 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

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