You might be taken aback by the secret ingredient in this recipe – wondering what on earth balsamic vinegar is doing in the line-up, but trust me, it works. Magically.
The red and blue fresh berries macerate (basically that scary word means to release their juices and soak up the flavors of the other ingredients) in a simple mixture of sugar and balsamic vinegar. The result? A sweet and tart berry syrup that has a complexity of flavor that pairs incredibly with the simple, creamy vanilla ice cream and the texturally perfect, crunchy granola.
Oh, these were divine. And so, so easy. Not to mention refreshing, cool, and mighty tasty.
And just in case you are wondering, my husband and our dinner guest had heaping seconds of these yummy parfaits, which caused my children to beg for heaping seconds, which peer-pressured me into having heaping seconds. In the end, we all had heaping seconds and were all the merrier for it.
Is it any wonder I lay awake at night wondering how my pants got so tight? It’s all because of peer-pressure.