By CARRIE PURCELL
This sweet strawberry sauce, flavored with brown sugar and balsamic, is a great way to jazz up classic vanilla ice cream.
TOTAL TIME: 0:50
YIELD: 3 cups
2 lb. strawberries
⅓ c. dark brown sugar
4 tbsp. balsamic glaze (see Note)
In a medium saucepan over high heat, bring strawberries and brown sugar to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove pan from heat and, using a potato masher, mash berries until broken up but still chunky.
Let cool for 30 minutes, then stir in balsamic glaze. Serve sauce over ice cream.
Tips & Techniques
Note: for balsamic glaze substitute 1 cup balsamic vinegar plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, boiled and reduced by half (yields 8 tablespoons).