Balsamic Vinegar Powder: Flavor Profile
What’s the first thought that comes to mind when you see the words balsamic vinegar? Some people think salad, while others imagine tasty, sticky BBQ. Perhaps you have Italian recipes floating through your head. Whatever your ideas of balsamic vinegar are, allow us the opportunity to expand your definition.
Balsamic vinegar powder is a flavor enhancer that works like magic because its versatility means it blends beautifully with everything from desserts (you’ll love our balsamic ice cream recipe) and snack foods, to your favorite seasoning mixes and savory sauces.
This powder has everything going on. It’s rich and powerful (muhahaha), yet sharply tart, and somehow still manages to be sweet. (Tip: this powder’s sweetness comes out even more when you cook with it.) This complex and beautiful vinegar powder was created from premium aged balsamic, and it gets along with just about any flavor in your repertoire.
- Our gourmet balsamic vinegar powder is made using just two simple ingredients: balsamic vinegar and maltodextrin. That’s it.
- Perfect for Italian and American recipes. Balsamic vinegar powder blends beautifully into your dry rub mixes, bringing out the flavors of your meats and vegetables. It adds a complex richness and tart sweetness to your marinades, dressings, and desserts (think ice cream, caramel drizzle, and sweet glazes). Sprinkle a pinch of vinegar powder into a bag of your favorite potato chips. Add a pinch of sea salt. Shake and enjoy!
- Burma Spice balsamic vinegar powder is made from premium balsamic, sealing in the rich, sharp, and sweet flavors you buy balsamic for. Packed with concentrated flavor, a little bit of this powder goes a long way. Use in small amounts and increase slowly until you’ve met your preference.
- Our products are all hand-packed in our gourmet spice shop so they arrive at your door fresh and 100% pure, filled with the fresh flavors and quality you’ve come to love from Burma Spice. Test our customer satisfaction guarantee (or your money back), and then be prepared to fall in love.
Cooking with Balsamic Vinegar Powder
Want that rich balsamic flavor without the syrupy balsamic moisture? Yeah, we love that syrupy balsamic moisture too, but sometimes what you need is a dry powder that you can add to other, well, dry things—and we’ve got you covered. You can reconstitute our balsamic vinegar powder to use in your recipes, but this powder is already perfect for adding into your seasoning mixes, rubs, snacks, and soup bases.
With all this emphasis on dry, we think it only fair to mention that our balsamic powder is also great for adding to marinades, dressings (but you knew that already), and sauces. Use if for a buttermilk substitute for vegan breads. Or consider sprinkling a tiny pinch of our powder overcooked foods like potatoes and pasta.
Need some more ideas?
Dips: mix into cream cheese or sour cream. Use in your French onion dip, bean dip or hummus.
Snacks: use as a salt substitute when flavoring snacks like popcorn or chips.
Marinades, sauces, and dressings: add richness and sharp tart to your steak, chicken, or Portobello marinades. Enhance the flavor of your sauces for salmon or pasta, and create the kind of dressing that becomes your excuse for eating more salad.
Desserts and baked goods: oh yes. We’ve saved the best for last. Balsamic vinegar powder is a flavor enhancer, pH balancer, and vegan lifesaver for sweet recipes like balsamic ice cream (stay tuned for our recipe), sweetbreads, and pies. This vinegar is also a popular ingredient in sweet balsamic glazes and drizzles.
Dry rubs and seasoning mixes: balsamic powder and dry rub seasoning are made to go together. Add to your dry mixes to brighten the flavor and bring a rich, tart body to your seasoning.
Soups, stews, and chili: try our balsamic vinegar powder in your tomato soup recipe, beef stew, or potluck chili. (Everyone will be trying to guess what that mysterious yet distinctly familiar flavor is—and want your recipe.)
With all of the uses balsamic vinegar powder is great for, we can’t wait to hear how you’ve chosen to use it. Share your recipe ideas with us so we can try them too!