Italian Dessert Recipe: Crazy Strawberries (Fragola Pazzo)

This fresh Italian dessert is a must-try spring recipe, when strawberries are in season and bursting with flavor.

Fragola Pazzo is nicknamed “Crazy Strawberries” for its wild combination of balsamic vinegar mixed with a sweet sugar sauce and poured over tart strawberries.

TIP: In a hurry?
Chill this dish in your Marvel Refrigerator, and you’ll be able to enjoy it sooner!  Its Dynamic Cooling Technology delivers a cool down so rapid that it will chill your dessert nearly twice as fast as other refrigeration models.

Fragola Pazzo - Crazy Strawberries Recipe
Italian Dessert Recipe: Crazy Strawberries (Fragola Pazzo)

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  • 2 pints of fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 T. white sugar
  • 1 t. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1-ounce square unsweetened chocolate, grated (or to taste)


  1. In a bowl, whisk balsamic vinegar, sugar and black pepper until blended.
  2. Add strawberries and stir to coat; marinate in your refrigerator until chilled, about 10 minutes (or only 5 minutes if you have a Marvel Refrigerator).
  3. Grate chocolate over top as a garnish.