FoodStrawberries and vinegar: This surprising combo will delight you

Strawberries and vinegar: This surprising combo will delight you

Strawberries and vinegar make a good combination.
Strawberries and vinegar make a good combination.
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12:44 PM EDT, May 20, 2024

It’s hard to find a more intriguing combination than strawberries bathed in vinegar. This combination elevates your palate regardless of your experience. When served in this dessert, strawberries become genuinely addictive.

Strawberries taste great in our favorite cocktails, jellies, cakes, compotes, and solos, especially when they are super sweet and juicy. Few people know that these fruits pair well with a somewhat unconventional addition. Serve strawberries with vinegar, and jaws will drop in amazement.

An unusual trick for strawberries: serve them with vinegar

Balsamic vinegar is characterized by its dark color and thick consistency. Its slightly acidic notes with a touch of sweetness wonderfully highlight the taste of salads, sauces, dressings, desserts, and fruits. Strawberries bathed in balsamic vinegar gain particular intensity, so it's worth trying this combination.

Instead of eating fresh fruits dipped in vinegar—which might not be particularly convincing—consider preparing a simple, quick, charming, and impressive dessert in a bowl. Crushed sponge cakes, homemade whipped cream, and strawberries bathed in vinegar—with this dessert, you will win over the palates of your loved ones.

Strawberry dessert in a bowl: recipe


A dessert with whipped cream and strawberries in vinegar will win over taste buds.
A dessert with whipped cream and strawberries in vinegar will win over taste buds.© Pixabay
  • Crushed sponge cakes
  • 11 oz of strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
  • 14 fl oz of heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • Almond flakes
  • Fresh mint or basil leaves
  • Liquor/fruit syrup for soaking the sponge cakes


  1. Wash and dry the strawberries, then remove the stems. Mix them with the balsamic vinegar and set aside for 15 minutes.
  2. Whip the cream until stiff with 2 tablespoons of sugar.
  3. Sprinkle the strawberries with 1 tablespoon of sugar.
  4. Place crushed sponge cakes at the bottom of bowls or tall glasses, then lightly drizzle them with liquor or syrup.
  5. Add some strawberries and a portion of whipped cream to the sponge cakes.
  6. Repeat with more sponge cakes drizzled with liquor or syrup, strawberries, and cream.
  7. Chill in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours. Decorate the ready dessert with fresh mint or basil.
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