This is precisely why we all scream for ice cream; what a surprise this dish was! I’ll save plain ol’ hot fudge sundaes for winter. While strawberries are in season, I’m making these.
Yum! LOVE this combination. It reminds me of my favorite "coupe" at Mario Batali's Otto pizzeria, except there they make it with olive oil gelato. You definitely have to watch the balsamic syrup to make sure it doesn't reduce too much, otherwise it can become sticky and hard like a reviewer noted.
Understand the concept, but it wasn't very good in actuality. Read my full review at: http://themomchef.blogspot.com/2010/06/ice-cream-parfaits-with-strawberries.html
Delicious! The balsamic syrup and black pepper make for such a complex, interesting flavor that plays off of the sweet, fruity berries and the ice cream. Carolcooks, did your balsamic vinegar have added sugar? It should not harden like that-- it sounds like the behavior of a sugar syrup, not a balsamic syrup.
Terrible. Made it twice to be sure I was doing it correctly. On the second go, I reduced it less. Both times, turned hard after cooling. Put it in the microwave for a few seconds for serving. Instantly turned hard when hitting the ice cream.