Chocolate Covered Strawberries


  • 2 pints of strawberries sliced thickly (about 1½ pounds or 4 cups sliced)
  • 3 tablespoons Dark Chocolate Balsamic
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Lemon zest
  • Ice cream, frozen yogurt or sherbet (optional)


Wash the strawberries and remove the leafy tops.  Slice strawberries into ¼” to ½” slices and transfer to a medium bowl. Set aside.

About an hour before serving, add the 3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, 1 tablespoon of sugar and the freshly ground black pepper. Stir to coat the slices well and set aside for about an hour.  That’s it, let the balsamic vinegar take care of the rest!

OPTIONAL: When you’re ready to serve, scoop into a bowl, accompany with a scoop of ice cream frozen yogurt or sherbet, and garnish with the lemon zest.  Serve immediately.  You may even spoon a bit of the infusing liquid over the strawberries for extra dipping.