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Frozen Yogurt with Strawberries in Balsamic Syrup

Photo: Ray Kachatorian
Yield Makes 6 servings
Use good balsamic vinegar to make this syrup. The sweet/tart result offers a welcome contrast to the Greek-style yogurt's characteristic tang. Prep: 20 minutes; Chill: 1 hour; Ice-Cream Machine: 30 minutes; Freeze: 30 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup aged balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 3 cups plain Greek-style whole-milk yogurt (or other thick whole-milk yogurt)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 pint strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 1 tablespoon pink peppercorn, crushed*

How to Make It

  1. Reduce balsamic vinegar and 1/2 cup sugar by half over medium-low heat in a nonreactive saucepan. Set aside.

  2. Mix yogurt, remaining 1 cup sugar, and lemon juice until sugar dissolves. Pour into a nonreactive bowl, and chill until cold. Pour into ice-cream maker, and follow manufacturer's instructions to make frozen yogurt. Freeze 30 minutes in ice-cream bowl.

  3. Scoop frozen yogurt into a bowl, top with berries, and drizzle with balsamic syrup. Finish with a pinch of crushed peppercorn.

  4. *For testing purposes, we used a peppercorn mélange (mix).