Ambesssa Choco Nut Balsamic Reduction Recipe

By Marcus Samuelsson |

The rich flavors of dark chocolate, caramel, and peanuts enhance the sweet and tangy nature of balsamic when its been reduced down to a syrup-like texture. This velvety mouthfeel makes  balsamic reduction a great addition to soups, salads, lamb, and even desserts!

Here are a few dishes that this Choco Nut Balsamic Reduction would be great as an addition to a dish or a substitution for the balsamic already being used:

Prep Details

Servings: 5-8

Calories per serving: 14 per serving

Prep time: 5 mins

Cooking time: 15 mins

Total time: 20 mins


1 cup balsamic vinegar

1 Choco Nut tea bag


photo by: FoodMayhem

1. Bring the vinegar to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Then add tea bag, and let steep for 10 minutes.

2. Once vinegar boils, turn the heat to low and let reduce to 1/3 to ½ cup. (about 15-20 minutes). Remember: the vinegar will thicken as it cools.

3. Refrigerate for later use, or drizzle immediately on your dish of choice. Can be refrigerated in a covered container and stored up to a few months.