Ice cream and cookies can be assembled a few hours ahead and placed in the freezer until ready to serve.
Makes 8 servings
2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
1/4 cup sugar
4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
Round shortbread cookies
Vanilla ice cream
Garnishes: chocolate curls, fresh basil
Stir together sliced strawberries, sugar, and balsamic vinegar; let stand 1 hour. Top cookies with ice cream; spoon strawberry mixture over ice cream. Garnish, if desired.