Balsamic Strawberries Sundae

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?”

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Ingredients
:: 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

Steps
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.

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Love Is ...

... simple.  :*

Just boxed brownie mix and jelly bean hearts will make a lot of friends and family smile.

:: Follow package instructions.
:: Use a 9' x 13" baking pan. Bake.
:: Shortly after removing oven, place jelly bean hearts in rows and columns.
:: Slice into squares.

You may even decorate with icing to look like love letters. 

Try it!  It'll make someone's day!

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