Sugar-Free Balsamic Reduction

Sugar-Free Balsamic Reduction

Sure, you can buy a bottle of balsamic reduction (often called a “glaze”) just about anywhere, but prepared reductions often contain hidden sugar, and that’s not cool. Instead, pick up a bottle of good quality balsamic vinegar and make your own Sugar-Free Balsamic Reduction in as little as 15 minutes. Perfect on a caprese salad.

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Sugar-Free Balsamic Reduction

Sugar-Free Balsamic Reduction

Sugar-Free Balsamic Reduction

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1/2 cup 1x


  • 1 cup good quality balsamic vinegar (yep, that’s it)


  1. Add balsamic vinegar to a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce to medium-low and continue to simmer until reduced to about half a cup (15-20 minutes).
  2. Stir occasionally to prevent burning. The vinegar will reduce to a glossy black liquid syrup that will thicken a bit more as it cools.
  3. Cool completely before using.


Store up to a month, refrigerated in an airtight glass container. 

  • Author: Fresh. Out.
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: Sauces, dressing, reduction
  • Method: Stove top reduction
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: balsamic, reduction, balsamic vinegar, balsamic reduction, balsamic glaze, sugar-free


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