Desserts are good, but do they have to be chocolate-based all of the time? Don’t get me wrong: chocolate is delicious, and if you like a rich chocolate cake with chocolate icing, more power to you. However, some of us prefer desserts with distinct, more unique tastes. So, if you’re eager to try new things and want to try different desserts, here are some herb-based desserts to try. Prepare for a taste explosion, and we hope you’ll find a new favorite or at least something that encourages you to try to recreate it at home among these.
Shortbread Cookies with Lemon Herbs
If you enjoy lemon shortbread, you’ll probably enjoy these as well. They have the familiar shortbread cookie texture, but the taste has been elevated thanks to the addition of herbs. Rosemary, thyme, sage, or even earl grey tea leaves are some of the most common herbs used in these cookies.
Peach Basil Galette
Galettes are suitable for those who choose not to mess with pie crusts. They’re simpler to produce and have a rustic, home-made appearance. Of course, you can use any filling you want, but peach and basil is an especially tasty combination.
Lemon Honey Thyme Bars
Lemon and honey are a match made in heaven, but when you add thyme, it’s a whole different story. The herbs just add a layer of mystery and interest to the taste. You must give these a shot.
Chocolate Mint Fudge
Don’t get us wrong: we’re not anti-chocolate. The combination of chocolate and herbs will produce some delectable results. And, so many people love chocolate chip mint ice cream, why not make a chocolate mint fudge? It’ll astound you with how amazing it is.
Mint Panna Cotta
Mint is, after all, a flower, right? If you’re not a big fan of panna cotta, you can try the mint variety before you make up your mind and declare yourself a panna cotta hater. That it has the power to sway your view.
Apple Rosemary Pie
Apple pie is a timeless classic for a reason, but have you tried it with rosemary? Suddenly, an ancient recipe comes alive with new spices, and it’s better than it’s ever been. It’s incredible what a little rosemary can do for such a seemingly uninteresting dessert.
Cherry and Thyme Clafoutis
Since this is a French dessert, you should expect it to be delicious. The French have a great understanding of how to blend flavors. However, you can be shocked to learn that it is much simpler to prepare than cherry pie. It’s a one-pan cake that’s sweet and tangy all at once.
Yeah, it sounds strange, and we’re betting most of you haven’t even heard of it, let alone tried it. But don’t discount it until you’ve given it a shot. It’s undoubtedly one of the most unusual desserts; some may call it an “acquired taste,” but it’s actually very tasty.
Sweet Corn Cilantro Ice-Cream
Obviously, this isn’t for everyone, particularly cilantro haters who complain that it tastes like soap. However, if you enjoy cilantro, you should certainly give it a try. Sweet corn is a wonderful ice cream flavor, and if you haven’t had it yet, you’re missing out. It’s one of those surprising things you’re afraid to try at first, but then you’re hooked.
Salted Thyme Chocolate Chunk Cookies
So, have you heard about how salted caramel has recently become a big trend? And you’ve probably learned that adding salt flakes to chocolate desserts and cookies improves their flavor? Let’s just say the secret ingredient in chocolate chunk cookies is thyme, which you never expected to work but, oh boy, it does.