Strawberry Ice Cream with Balsamic Vinegar
Believe me, this tastes a lot better than it looks in my awful photo. My photography skills are still very much lacking. All I can say is: I'm working on it!
So please give this one a go. It's really easy and it's really tasty too. Just 4 ingredients. One of which is balsamic vinegar.
In these sophisticated, globe trotting times this probably doesn't seem as strange as it might once have done. Restaurants seem to be dribbling balsamic over all sorts of desserts these days.
The original recipe is of course Italian. Gelato Di Fragole All'Aceto Balsamico originates in a book called Entertaining all'Italiana with Anna del Conte.
But I found it in my old favorite Ices: The Definitive Guide by Liddell and Weir.
Be careful with the balsamic though. It's really intense. At least mine is. And if you add too much it can be overpowering.
So I would recommend starting with a teaspoon and then increasing the dose as you taste the mixture, working up to a tablespoon, max.