Balsamic Cherry Ice Cream Topping

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is such a wonderful, elegant combination of flavors - balsamic vinegar, apple juice, sugar, with a hint of lemon and cinnamon, plus plump dark sweet cherries. It's fantastic over creamy rich vanilla ice cream!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Simmer together balsamic vinegar, apple juice, water and sugar until sugar is completely dissolved.
  2. Add lemon zest, cinnamon and cherries; simmer on low heat until cherries are plump.
  3. Wonderful drizzled over real vanilla ice cream.
Most Helpful

Luscious! This was the finale of a birthday dinner with friends last night. The ingredients give it such a complex flavour and balance each other out perfectly. It complemented the vanilla ice cream perfectly, but it's so darned good I can't wait to try it over something else...lightly poached pears, maybe? :) Thanks for the great recipe.

ilovecookies February 07, 2004