Thursday, September 2, 2010

Adding Fresh Herbs to Ice Cream is a Savory, Healthy Flavoring

The weather is heating up here in Portland. We've had a few days of cooler weather and rain, but we're expected to reach 85 degrees for the next few days! That means, cool and refreshing treats are in order. We happily came across the article "Fresh herbs make sweet and sophisticated ice cream" in the Oregonian a few days ago, which includes some great recipes from the garden. Fresh mint ice cream anyone?

Here are some herbal pairings suggested in the article that sound especially refreshing:

  • Chocolate and thyme
  • Rhubarb and rose geranium
  • Honey and lavender
  • Orange and rosemary
  • Rhubarb and mint
  • Pear or apple with rosemary
  • Blueberry, strawberry or peach with basil
  • Cinnamon and basil
  • Fig and rosemary
  • Cherries and sage
  • Stone fruit (peaches, nectarines, plums) and anise hyssop

ACHS Facebook fans have also posted their pairing suggestions to our page. Check them out here and post your own suggestions:

To read the full-length Oregonian article, and to download herbal ice cream recipes, go to:

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