Christmas Food Gift Ideas: How to Make Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar (& 4 Ways to Use It)! by Kimberly Johnson

2 years ago
Christmas Food Gift Ideas: How to Make Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar (& 4 Ways to Use It)!

Chocolate balsamic vinegar is simply delicious. Your friends – or your family – will thank you! Makes a great Christmas gift! 

You’ll need:

  • 2 cups balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Here’s how you make it:

  1. Reduce the vinegar by half (from 2 cups to 1 cup). Stir often over low heat for approximately 20 minutes. The vinegar will thicken and coat the pan. Set aside to cool once reduced.
  2. Dissolve sugar and salt in the water. Bring to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce the heat to low and add cocoa, stirring until syrup begins to thicken. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Set aside to cool.
  3. Once completely cool, mix the vinegar and chocolate syrup together thoroughly.

Chocolate balsamic vinegar can be divided into bottles for gifts, served over fruit (strawberries and pineapples are a fave!), poured over ice cream or drizzled over a salad. You won't regret it! Yields four 4-ounce bottles.

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Donna John
Yum! And so easy! I have everything here to make this, so plan to try it this week. Thanks for another great recipe, Kimberly Johnson !
Kimberly Johnson
It's one of my favorite indulgences!
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
This sounds absolutely divine! Thanks for sharing, Kimberly Johnson !
Renee Herren
This sounds delicious! I'm going to have to try making this for sure!
Veronica Bartles
Yum! We love chocolate balsamic vinegar! Who knew it was so easy to make?

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