Fresh herbs make everything better—yep, even your favorite desserts.
Fresh mint is bright and refreshing, pairing beautifully with dark chocolate to cut through the richness. Thyme is lemony and delicate, dancing well with cream. And basil is bold and punchy, flirting brilliantly with mild coconut.
These sweet and savory desserts embody the essence of summer. They’re sweet and refreshing—and they’ll be gone before you know it. Keep in mind that a little bit goes a long way when it comes to herbs, as they have a tendency to overpower subtle sweets. And, for these recipes, keep it fresh: Dried herbs work well in baked goods like cookies and cakes, but fresh is best when working with airier, fruit-focused creations.
Sweet and Savory Desserts
7 best fresh herb + ingredient pairings for desserts
- basil + blueberries
- mint + strawberries
- tarragon + plums
- rosemary + orange
- cilantro + lime
- camomile + coconut cream
- sage + apples