Strawberry sorbet with aged balsamic vinegar
I do love sorbets for the fresh fruit flavors and compared to ice creams, they are super simple to make. However, making the perfect sorbet is about a balance of flavors, not too much sugar to drown out the freshness of the fruit. In addition, I like adding an additional flavoring agent a herb, spice or a condiment, in this case aged balsamic vinegar, to enhance the flavor of the fruit.
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This super simple sorbet is absolutely delicious, tart-sweet and the hint of aged balsamic adds that perfect nuance to make the sorbet irresistible. I like to use the sweeter and more delicate aged balsamic vinegars for this recipe, the regular balsamic is too tart and a bit harsh.
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3 cups strawberries, washed and hulled
2-5 tablespoons sugar, depending on the sweetness of the strawberries
1/2-1 teaspoon aged balsamic vinegar
Pure2e the strawberries with the sugar, adding a bit at a time. You are looking for a tart sorbet with a hint of sweetness that does not drown out the freshness of the strawberries. Add the balsamic, a few drops at a time and mix in well. You want the balsamic to add a subtle flavor and not be dominant.
Chill and churn in an ice cream maker following the sorbet settings or manufacturers instructions. Or freeze in the freezer.