Serves a Crowd

Strawberries and Ice Cream with Mint and Balsamic

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May 31, 2010
Author Notes

While I know that strawberries and balsamic isn't a brand-new idea, I think this is a particularly tasty version - one that we make pretty often and with enthusiatic response. Note that I keep this balsamic reduction in the fridge at all times, I have it on my salad with lemon olive oil almost every night, it's good on duck legs, pork (might see it in a sandwich soon :-) and a myriad of things. —aargersi

  • Serves 1 to many, depending!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 4-5 strawberries per bowl
  • 3 mint leaves per bowl
  • the best vanilla ice cream you can get - if you are in Texas or Louisiana, I strongly recommend Blue Bell Natural Vanilla Bean
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Make the reduction - simmer the balsamic over med-low heat until it has reduced to 1/2 cup - it will be nice and syrupy (is that spelled right?) this took me about a half hour. Stir in the maple syrup and put it in a pouring container of some sort. Stick it in the fridge to chill.
  2. For each bowl you are serving - wash, trim and slice the berries. Cut the mint into thin ribbons. Put half the berries in the bowl, add a scoop of ice cream, sprinkle the mint over then drizzle with balsamic reduction. That's it - so easy and so good!!!

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