Balsamic Strawberries

Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey

Run a butter knife or offset spatula along sides of the ice-cream cups for easy removal. Ice cream and cookies can be assembled a few hours ahead and placed in the freezer until ready to serve.

Yield: Makes 8 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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Stand Time: 2 Hours


  • 1 (16-oz.) container fresh strawberries, quartered
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 8 round shortbread cookies
  • 8 (3-oz.) vanilla ice-cream cups
  • Garnishes: chocolate curls, fresh basil sprigs


  1. 1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium bowl; let stand 1 to 2 hours at room temperature, stirring occasionally.
  2. 2. Place shortbread cookies on individual servings plates. Remove ice cream from cups, and place on cookies. Spoon strawberry mixture over ice cream. Garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.
  3. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Walkers Shortbread Rounds.
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