Are you tired of the same old ice cream toppings? Do you want something different than the traditional chocolate and caramel toppings on your summer sundae? If so, try balsamic vinegar as a mouthwatering and unique ice cream topping. Although balsamic vinegar doesn’t seem like something you would drizzle on your this summer treat, the result is amazingly delicious and sure to please your entire family.
The tart taste of balsamic vinegar pairs perfectly with ice cream. Although you can add balsamic vinegar to your favorite flavor of ice cream, pairing it with plain vanilla really brings out the flavor of the sweet and tart combination. The classic sweetness of vanilla ice cream is greatly enhanced by the balsamic vinegar, making this a delicious and unexpected dessert that is perfect for any occasion.
Adding balsamic vinegar to your ice cream is simple. Select aged, high-quality balsamic vinegar, such as Regina’s Raspberry Balsamic Vinegar, and drizzle it right over the top of your ice cream. You can add other toppings to make this dessert even more wonderful. Try including chunks of rich dark chocolate or fresh fruit like strawberries and blueberries. You can include all of your toppings and drizzle with the balsamic vinegar or you can combine your fruit with sugar and balsamic vinegar in a bowl and allow the mixture to sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes. Once the strawberries have soaked in the vinegar and sugar, put them on top of your ice cream to make it even more amazing.
If you’re craving something sweeter, you can quickly make a balsamic vinegar reduction using sugar. Add your vinegar to a stock pot and heat to a boil. Once the vinegar is boiling, reduce the heat to medium. Begin stirring in sugar slowly until it is completely dissolved. Continue to simmer the mixture uncovered until about 75 percent of the vinegar has evaporated. Once finished, remove your pot from the stove and allow it to cool before serving. The result is a sweeter, more concentrated version of balsamic vinegar that tastes great over ice cream or when used in your favorite recipes.
You can experiment with different types of balsamic vinegar. There are many different flavors available that are sweet enough to pair with your cold summer treat. Remember, a little goes a long way, so start off with just a drizzle and add more as needed to enhance the sweetness of your dessert.
Instead of settling for the same old ice cream, try balsamic vinegar for a taste that is truly unlike any other and is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.