Balsamic Strawberries with Whipped Cream

Do you know about this little trick, mixing berries with a splash of balsamic vinegar to make them positively the berriest version of themselves? It’s a great end-of-season tip, but it works anytime for bringing strawberries and blueberries to technicolor life.

You won’t taste the balsamic in balsamic strawberries. You’ll just taste extra strawberry, with a depth and earthiness that’s hard to put your finger on but easy to appreciate.


Good old supermarket-quality balsamic vinegar does the trick here. Save the fancy stuff for other uses.

Balsamic Strawberries with Whipped Cream

Just a splash of balsamic vinegar elevates simple sliced strawberries to their ideal state. Topped with easy homemade whipped cream, it makes an elegant dessert in about 10 minutes.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Serves 6


  • 2 quarts strawberries (about 3 pounds to yield 8 cups sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Splash of vanilla extract


  1. Stem and slice strawberries and place in a mixing bowl. Gently stir in balsamic to coat berries. Let sit while you make the whipped cream (or up to a day in the fridge).
  2. Beat cream with sugar and vanilla until thick and fluffy. Spoon berries into serving bowls and top with whipped cream.

Nutrition Information

Amount Per Serving:

Calories:: 210 Total Fat:: 14.9g Carbohydrates:: 19.2g Fiber:: 4.1g Protein:: 2.5g