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Friday, April 9, 2021

Sweet Balsamic Strawberries For Strawberry Shortcake

Looking for a dessert for your Easter Meal?

  Are you looking for a healthy dessert with incredible flavor? Sliced fresh strawberries are always a delightful dessert for a spring meal. I want to share with you a trick that will give your strawberries an amazing sweetness and color. The secret is a splash of balsamic vinegar and pure vanilla paste. You won't taste the balsamic vinegar but it will bring out a sweet taste to berries. The vanilla paste will give the berries a nice vanilla taste and an enticing visual flair. These berries have enough great flavor to serve by themselves or you can top them with some homemade whip cream. For a spectacular strawberry shortcake, that is so easy to make, just add some homemade sweet biscuits or storebought shortcakes. You could even spoon the strawberries and the sweet juice over angel food cake.

Pure vanilla paste adds an enticing visual flair

 Pure vanilla paste has that classic vanilla taste with the addition of specks of vanilla beans. This flavorful vanilla extract gives desserts like ice cream and creme brulee that wonderful look that just says vanilla. If you have ever had a dish of vanilla bean ice cream, you know what I mean. The sight of those vanilla bean specks just adds a special touch to desserts.

Strawberries and whip cream are a match made in heaven 

 Whenever I see fresh strawberries in the store, my mind starts thinking about homemade whip cream and strawberry shortcakes. I reminisce about the sweet homemade drop biscuits that my mom would make for summer desserts. My mom would always have a big box of biscuit mix in the pantry that she would use to make everything from pancakes to sweet drop biscuits. My mom would pull the sweet shortcake biscuits out of the oven and then split them in two. My mom would then spoon the sliced strawberries over the shortcakes along with plenty of the sweet syrup. Then she would add a spoonful of whip cream, that I helped to whip with the mixer, on top of the strawberries. This was a sweet dessert that I enjoyed. I think it was the only way that I would eat fruit as a kid. Get the recipe for my homemade sweet biscuits HERE

Homemade Dairy Free Whipped Topping 

  I like to whip up a batch of dairy-free whip topping for my strawberry shortcakes as I have dairy allergies. I always keep a couple of cans of coconut milk in my pantry so I can make this delicious plant-based, dairy-free vegan topping. This whipped topping has a great sweet taste and will make all the difference in the appearance of the delicious strawberry shortcakes. Get the recipe for my dairy-free coconut cream whipped topping HERE.

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Go here for a delicious dairy-free strawberry shortcake recipe

Yield: 1 quart

Sweet Balsamic Strawberries

A splash of balsamic vinegar adds an incredible sweet flavor to sliced strawberries. Adds some homemade whip cream and a sweet biscuit and you have the best strawberry shortcake.
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  • 1-quart fresh strawberries, sliced into quarters 
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla paste


 Remove the stems from the strawberries and slice strawberries them into quarters.

  1.  Remove the stems from the strawberries and slice strawberries them into quarters.
  2.  Place the strawberry slices in a bowl and mix in the balsamic vinegar and vanilla paste. Gently stir to coat the berries.
  3.  Place the berries in the fridge for a couple of hours so the berries and soak in the flavors.
  4.  Serve the berries with whip cream or spoon them over sweet biscuits for strawberry shortcake.
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AiringMyLaundry said...

What a great dessert! I always love when I can have strawberries, so I'll be trying this out for sure. It looks fabulous.

What Corinne Did said...

OMG this looks so good! What a great dessert! and so easy to make!

Sarah Bailey said...

OK now this sounds delicious - I have to admit I love a good cake and I really want a slice of this now I'm going to have to try making it.

Scott Gombar said...

I don't really like Strawberries but with the Balsamic I might be willing to give it a try.

Nabanita said...

This is something even I can try. Thanks for sharing.

Patty Leemhuis said...

mmmm...what a great recipe this is! I love Strawberries and strawberry shortcake but have never tried it with the balsamic. I'll have to try it next time!

SuccessRecepies said...

Now I know to cook strawberry cakes. Just wow feeling.

Cristina Petrini said...

Balsamic and strawberries? A combination that I would never have thought of, but perfectly sweet sour!

Hannah Marie said...

I am so in love with this recipe. It is easy to do and everyone loves it. I would eat anything that has strawberries in it.

Shubh said...

I like the line" Strawberries and vanilla are match made in heaven" so true right. This recipe is again easy , good looking and delicious to try out.

Alvern said...

I have always heard of strawberry shortcake but I have no idea what it was and I never even looked it up. It is a very interesting recipe and something that I would need to try soon.

Terri said...

This looks so yummy! I love strawberry shortcake and I don't feel guilty when I eat it.

Debra Schroeder said...

YUM! I love a good balsamic strawberry dessert! I’ve never heard of vanilla paste before, will have to see where I can find it.

Alexandra Cook said...

Now that is my kind of treat! Strawberries are delicious and fun to eat!

Nerdy Millennial said...

Strawberries are definitely a favorite treat of mine. I like to eat mine with some fat free whipped topping and maybe something like a little shortbread.

Chelle Dizon said...

My son’s favorite fruits are pineapples and strawberries. I didn’t know that balsamic vinegar and pure vanilla paste can enhance the taste of the strawberries. Thank you so much for the awesome tips!

Aishwarya Shenolikar said...

I'm not a fan of strawberries but somehow I really like strawberry desserts! This looks great. Thanks for the recipe!!

Bindu Thomas said...

Looks like a great dessert and so delicious. I'll definitely try this one. Thanks for sharing.

Dalene Ekirapa said...

Oh my! You make this so well...just look at that whipped topping and those strawberries! I would just use this for dessert too!

Unknown said...

I would love to try this! But I'm on keto diet :(. Anyway, looks like a great recipe.

nishitak said...

Looks so delicious! I love strawberries. Yum!

Ben said...

Aww yeah. I could eat my weight in those. They look freaking amazing!

Celebrate Woman said...

I like the simplicity and fullness of flavor in this strawberry recipe. I'll try it.

Kathy said...

This sounds amazing. Strawberries are one of my favorites. I'd love to give this balsamic a try too.

Nikki Wayne said...

I agree, whip cream and strawberries are so good together!

Ryan Escat said...

Thanks for the recipe. I enjoy making food that has strawberry in it. It's just my favorite fruit!!

Gervin Khan said...

Such an easy, quick, and delicious dessert to make for everyone. I love it!

Wren LaPorte said...

This looks so delicious! Strawberry shortcake is one of my favorite desserts!

LoriBosworth said...

I love the combination of strawberries and balsamic vinegar! I never thought to add it to shortcake!

Wanda Lopez said...

I love strawberry shortcake. I love adding vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. So delicious.

Marysa said...

What a unique idea for a treat. This sounds wonderful. We love strawberry shortcake especially after going berry picking.

Gust si Aroma said...

What a delicious afternoon treat! I love strawberries and it's a must make recipe!

Lynndee said...

I only add sugar to my strawberries. I haven't tried this. Will do this next time. Looks yum! -LYNNDEE

Sofie said...

This looks so delicious that I would definitely try making one! Thank you for your informative post.

Heather said...

Yum, I love strawberries with balsamic. I need to make this asap!

Anosa Malanga said...

I am thinking of making a strawberry shortcake and I am so glad I see this. Probably a sign that I have to make it haha. I will try to and hopefully I can successfully make it too.

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