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Balsamic Strawberries




It’s strawberry season!!! I love making this treat in the summer. This dessert always wows my guests and they never know how ridiculously easy it is to make!

You’ll be surprised how well the vinegar works with the sweet, slightly tart strawberries. If you are skeptical, just make a very small batch, but I promise you will want to make it again!

I use very good balsamic vinegar (not the cheap stuff since it will give off odd flavors, but since you are only using a little bit, it’ll be worth the expense). I add sugar only if the strawberries aren’t very sweet. And I take a short cut from making individual pound cakes – I buy ‘dessert cups’ which you can find in packages of 6 in the produce department of most grocery stores.

I combine the vinegar, strawberries and sugar a few hours ahead (up to 6) and let it sit at room temperature so the flavors can blend and the vinegar can soften the berries.


Here is what you need:


Balsamic Strawberries  (click here to print recipe without pictures)

1 pint strawberries, washed, hulled and sliced
2-3 tbsp good balsamic vinegar ( I always use 3-4 tbsp since I like a lot of ‘sauce’)
1-2 tsp sugar, optional
dessert cups
whipped cream


1. Combine strawberries, balsamic vinegar and sugar (if using). Let sit at room temperature for at least 30 min or up to 6 hours (preferable refrigerated for the first 5 hours).

2. Place 1 dessert cup on a small plate. Spoon 2 tbsp of strawberries and 2 tsp of ‘sauce’ onto cup. Top with whipped cream and serve!!!


See! I told you it was easy!