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Vanilla Ice Cream with Blood Orange Balsamic Vinegar

How to Make Blood Orange Infused Balsamic Vinegar by FamilySpice.com

Fruit infused vinegars are the latest rage in the food industry. I sampled many when I was eating my way through the 2014 Winter Fancy Food Show back in January (read more about that HERE). The vibrant colors and flavors are incredibly enticing, especially for a foodie like me. What sets these vinegars apart from the ho-hum vinegars out there? The emergence of WHITE balsamic vinegar.

Lucky for me, I found some white balsamic vinegar at my local Trader Joe’s. The hubby saw it on the countertop at home and I watched as he gave me his silent, “What are you going to do with this?” glare.

I pointed to my last few blood oranges sitting in the fruit bowl and smiled back.

White balsamic vinegar has a slight sweetness to it, like it’s red counterpart, but it lacks the thick syrup-like consistency. I heated my blood orange slices with the vinegar and reduced the liquid down a little. After cooling it all to room temperature, I transferred everything into a jar. All you have to do now is kept it in a dark, cool spot for two weeks.

The result? A wonderful fruity, slightly sweet and with a little zip of vinegar. And did I mention the gorgeous, ruby-red color?

Vanilla Ice Cream with Blood Orange Infused Balsamic Vinegar by FamilySpice.com

You can use this as a salad vinaigrette (boring) or drizzle it over some creamy vanilla ice cream.

Vinegar over ice cream?

Hello!! It’s Blood Orange Balsamic Vinegar! Don’t knock it ’til you tried it!

Vanilla Ice Cream with Blood Orange Infused Balsamic Vinegar by FamilySpice.com

Not to mention that this is the same girl who likes to drizzle fruity olive oil over her ice cream.

Don’t judge me until you’ve tried it.

You find the full recipe here for my Blood Orange Infused Balsamic Vinegar.

And if you see some in the stores, be adventurous and grab a bottle to enjoy!

How to Make Blood Orange Infused Balsamic Vinegar by FamilySpice.com

(What do you do when you spill some of this glorious blood orange balsamic vinegar? You pull out the camera and take a picture!)

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9 Responses to Vanilla Ice Cream with Blood Orange Balsamic Vinegar

  1. I’ve never had vinegar like this but I have had balsamic vinegar on ice cream and I loved it. This is beautiful!

  2. We have some chocolate balsamic vinegar that is sooo good. And so different. This looks wonderful! Love the idea of serving this over ice cream. Thanks.

  3. I have everything on hand – I don’t think the vinaigrette will be boring at all! Gorgeous color.

  4. Somebody please pass me a spoon, now! : )

  5. mjskit at #

    Lovely pictures of an awesome infused vinegar! I need to make this vinegar and the thought of pouring it over ice cream has my really, really excited!!!

  6. Love the idea of making your own fruity balsamic vinegar. Have to give it try with ice cream too. Looks absolutely delicious.

  7. Vinegar over ice cream is CRAZY (good). I too have been working on a similar combination. Mine involves booze. Big Shock. GREG

  8. Wow. Yum!

    Now, a twist. I macerate strawberries in Vanilla Fig Balsamic from the Temecula Olive Oil Company and orange blossom honey, and to channel Sippity Sup’s Greg, a splash of Grand Marnier. Put THAT on to vanilla ice cream. I thought I’d gone to heaven.

  9. This looks delicious! I’m always looking for a reason to eat something with ice cream :) Thanks for the recipe!

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