Balsamic Berries and Cream


You’re still doing the healthy thing, aren’t you?  How’s that going for you?  I will admit, I’m doing the healthy thing, too.  Since I bake and eat desserts year ’round, I had to learn moderation a long time ago.  And stick to it, too!  I have a few rules that help me along.

One of my best rules is to either eat dessert or have a glass of wine, never both.  And if possible, choose a fruit dessert.  The fiber from the fruit fills you up, so you’ll feel as if you ate a big slice of chocolate cake.  Trust me?


When I open the fridge door and see  a bowl of these fresh berries marinating in balsamic vinegar and sugar, I’m inspired to put them on everything.  I love them on top of yogurt for breakfast, and I can’t resist a scoop on top of vanilla frozen yogurt for dessert.  Last week, I added a scoop to a spinach salad with crumbled goat cheese—breathtaking!  These marinated berries will take you through breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert, I tell ya.

There’s something addicting about sweet berries and a tangy balsamic.  Give ’em a try!

Balsamic Berries with Cream
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Yield: 1½ cups fruit
Serves: 2
  • 1 cup sliced fresh Driscoll's strawberries
  • ½ cup fresh Driscoll's blackberries
  • 1 tablespoon good quality balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (coconut sugar and honey are great here)
  • frozen vanilla yogurt, for serving
  1. Place the sliced strawberries and blackberries in a bowl big enough for mixing. Add the balsamic vinegar and sugar and stir to coat very well.
  2. Refrigerate the berry mixture for one hour, stir, and then serve. The berries can marinate overnight without adversely affecting the texture. However, they are best eaten within 24 hours.



  1. says

    It’s like we’re two birds of a feather, because I try to stick to the same “never both” rule, too. Although one glass of wine tends to turn into two or three…and by that time, food control goes out the window, ha! LOVE these balsamic berries! I imagine this dessert is the perfect combo of tangy/creamy/sweet – a treat that satisfies fo sho!!

  2. Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says

    Good strategy to do wine or dessert, not both. I’ll probably choose the wine, haha! Balsamic marinated fruit is so good! Your pictures look beautiful Christina, wish I could reach through the screen and grab one of those jars right now : )

  3. says

    I have been trying very hard this month to watch what I’m eating…with so many sweet treats in my house, I have to do some moderating for sure! These berries are absolutely gorgeous!!!!

  4. says

    I always thought berries marinated in balsamic would be odd for dessert. And then I made a roasted strawberry balsamic frosting and my life was forever changed! So good! I can’t wait to marinate more berries in balsamic!

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