Olive oil and balsamic vinegar are an unconventional ingredient when talking about desserts, but are they? Each plays their own part in the creation of some of the most delicious and delicate desserts, however, we at Oviedo Olive Oil have been using our infused olive oils and vinegars in new ways for desserts. One of the most simple ways we have been using our olive oils and vinegars is as dessert toppings for ice cream, and other dessert options.

Olive oil?

VINEGAR!?

On ice cream?

Take away the traditional oily taste you consider when thinking of olive oil, because these infused olive oils take on a whole new texture and flavor. Who would have thought that olive oil and vinegar would make such incredibly smooth and delicious dessert toppings.

When using ice cream dessert toppings like chocolate syrup, these are generally highly processed and have nasty ingredients like “sorbates” –  which is a thickener to give the sugary syrup a more viscous consistency – and “diglycerides” which is just chemical terms for fatty acids. Those fatty acids can be found, naturally occurring, in olive oil.

Don’t knock it until you try it! We too were skeptics until our chef took the plunge and made some delicious oil and vinegar combination dessert toppings that would rival any ice cream shop. Check out the combinations and flavors we have already tried and tested as true winners among kids and skeptical eaters alike.

DESSERT TOPPINGS

LEMON MERINGUE

  • 1T of Meyer Lemon Olive Oil
  • 1T of Vanilla Olive Oil
  • 2tsp White Balsamic Vinegar

 

LEMON DROP
  • 1T Meyer Lemon Olive Oil
  • 1T White Lemon Balsamic Vinegar (can omit the Olive Oil if too lemony)

 

ORANGE CREAMSICLE
  • 1T Blood Orange Olive Oil
  • 1T Vanilla Olive Oil
  • 2tsp White Balsamic Vinegar

 

RASPBERRY BLISS
  • 1T Choice of either White or Dark Balsamic in the Raspberry
  • 1T Vanilla Olive Oil

 

MAPLE DELIGHT

  • 1T Maple Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1T Butter or Vanilla Olive Oil

 

PEACHES AND CREAM

  • 1T White Peach Balsamic
  • 1T Vanilla Olive Oil

 

Blend well and pour over your favorite ice cream or dessert. We even love these on Greek Yogurt and cottage cheese with fresh fruit. Feel free to modify these to your liking.

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