Strawberry Honey Balsamic w/ Black Pepper

We experimented with several ways to keep rich dairy from obscuring the bright quality of fresh strawberries. Our favorite was to reclaim their acidity with a splash of Oregon honey balsamic, then blend in earthy, spicy cubeb pepper from Indonesia to play off the fruitiness. We also weave in generous swaths of strawberry jam, which stays supple when frozen and accosts your senses immediately with that concentrated fruit flavor.