Balsamic berries and cream

PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
17 min
7 min
10 min
When it comes to balsamic vinegar, buy the best your pocketbook will allow. Balsamic vinegar can range in price from a mere $3 to well over $100 a bottle. To enrich the flavor of moderately-priced balsamic vinegar, we cook it with a little sugar, which helps balance its flavor. You will find that as the tangy glaze cools it will thicken. If the glaze becomes too thick to drizzle, add about 1/2 teaspoon water to thin it slightly. Drizzle over a slice of angel food cake that is topped with berries, sprinkle it over string beans or asparagus, or brush a little over salmon before broiling or baking it.


Balsamic vinegar

½ cup(s)


2 Tbsp

Ground cinnamon

¼ tsp

Ground allspice



¼ cup(s), fresh, sliced

Fresh raspberries

¼ cup(s), fresh

Fresh blueberries

¼ cup(s), fresh

Maple syrup

1 tsp

Light vanilla ice cream

1 cup(s), or frozen yogurt


  1. Bring the vinegar, sugar, cinnamon, and allspice to a boil in a medium saucepan. Boil until the mixture is reduced to a syrupy glaze, about 5 minutes (you should have about 2 tablespoons glaze); set aside.
  2. Combine the strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and maple syrup in a small bowl. Place a 1/2-cup scoop of the ice cream in each of 2 small bowls; top with the berry mixture and drizzle with the glaze. Serve at once. Yields 1/2 cup ice cream, 1/3 cup berries, and 1 tablespoon glaze per serving.