The nights are starting to warm up and the days are stretching out longer and longer. It is time to start having peeps over for casual barbecues and hang-outs. Here is a recipe that will make life simple AND make you look like a culinary rockstar!! You can’t beat it for ease and sophistication. Vanilla bean ice cream from a container, drizzled with balsamic glaze and fresh cut strawberries that are prolific this time of year.
Fortunately for me, I was able to just pull out my jar of balsamic glaze from the fridge today. I love to buy a bottle of balsamic vinegar and cook it down to a glaze on the stovetop. It is super easy and it keeps forever in the fridge. It is always nice having a showstopper ingredient at the ready! It made for a perfect “something sweet” for Sam and I today…especially since we were busy making pies for a wedding and only wanted a taste of something sweet and fresh….no pie please.
We did manage to add a bit of starch to our dessert…who can resist the crunch of a cookie with their ice cream?
As I always say, we eat with our eyes, as well as our tastebuds. What a gorgeous dish…and the flavor was enough to make me want to bathe in it! Wow! That’s all I have to say. You have got to try this one out! It’s so easy!!
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Balsamic Drizzle and Fresh Strawberries
- Balsamic Reduction
- Fresh Strawberries
- French Vanilla Ice Cream
- honey sesame cookies (optional)
If you don’t already have balsamic glaze in your fridge (like me), pour an entire jar of balsamic vinegar into a pan and cook it until it thickens (takes a bit of time) or buy it at Trader Joe’s for $1.99. Scoop out some ice cream, drizzle on your balsamic glaze and top with freshly sliced strawberries. Serve with a couple of cookies for crunch. Enjoy the decadence!