These easy and elegant ice cream cups with balsamic macerated strawberries and toasted almonds make a perfectly decadent dessert! Be prepared for lots of ohhhhs and ahhhhs from family and friends, and get ready to provide the answer to “What’s in this sauce?”
:: A good quality vanilla bean ice cream
:: Strawberries, sliced
:: Bottle of balsamic reduction
If you can’t find balsamic reduction, simply mix
:: 1 tsp sugar
:: 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
:: optional, a dash of black pepper
To assemble, simply spoon strawberries and balsamic reduction over scoops of ice cream.
Tip: You may also macerate the strawberries in balsamic vinegar ahead of time, but it softens the strawberries, and I don’t like the look of ‘sad strawberries’. So I simply drizzle balsamic vinegar over.