Recipe: Vanilla Icecream with Peaches in Balsamic Vinegar

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I am fascinated with recipes that combine both sweet and savory elements. I always watch Iron Chef and see them making all sorts of odd icecreams…bacon, basil, sweet potato…odd combinations of flavors that you would never consider using as a desert! Well, I received a sample of balsamic vinegar from The Artisanal Kitchen and was looking for a creative way to highlight it in a desert and came across the recipe below on AllRecipes.com. If you have never heard of The Artisanal Kitchen before, here is a little bit about them from their website:

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This vinegar by itself has a very smooth and sweet flavor to it. Just a tad bit tangy but not sharp at all. It has a wonderful aroma to it as well and it is a natural pairing for fruit and cheese dishes. Here is the recipe I chose to try it in!

Vanilla Icecream with Peaches in Balsamic Vinegar
Ingredients:
1 pint high quality vanilla icecream or gelato
6 peaches (peeled, removed from the pit and sliced thin)
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar ( I used Aceto Balsamico Di Modena )
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 to 2 TBSP sugar
Directions:
1 .In a bowl, combine the peaches with the balsamic vinegar, the pepper and the sugar. Let stand for 10 minutes; add more sugar if necessary.
2. Divide the peaches among 6 Martini Glasses (or decorative bowls) and top with scoops of the icecream. Spoon the balsamic sauce on top and serve.
The desert came out really well! My husband was a little leary of adding vinegar to icecream but admitted it tasted quite good! The tangyness of the vinegar and the spice of the pepper really balance out the sweetness of the icecream and peaches. Overall, a very yummy ending to our meal!
Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received product samples in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.

 

Comments

  1. Wow...just weird enough to be really good! I'll admit, I, too, have some trepidation about pairing vinegar with ice cream, can sort of imagiimaginene it could be delicious. Gonna try this one very soon! Thanks!

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