Strawberry Lavender Ice Cream
Rose Petal Ice Cream
A ripple of strawberry jam swirls through this delicately-flavored ice cream. For easy handling of fresh lavender, grasp the stems in one hand and strip the flowers with the forefinger and thumb of the other hand.
Cafe Anise Ice Cream
Pretty rose petals add a unique, subtle flavor to ice cream and a dreamy appeal that's perfect for outdoor gatherings. Remember: Never use pesticides on any plant you plan to eat. All roses are edible, with the flavor more pronounced in darker varieties. Be sure to remove the bitter white portion of the petals.
Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream
This 7-ingredient ice cream begins with rich vanilla custard that's infused with anise leaves and liqueur. Both the leaves and tiny blooms of anise hyssop have a strong anise flavor. Remove each tiny flower from its calyx for a delicate taste. Strip the whole florets from the stem for a larger yield of flowers and a stronger flavor.
Peppermint adds a refreshing twist to decadent chocolate ice cream, making it an ideal dessert for warm summer evenings.
Fresh Tarragon Yogurt Cheese
Garden-fresh tarragon brightens lemon ice -- and adds a pretty, party-worthy twist that's just right for a summer get-together.
Yogurt cheese makes dips rich, creamy, and delicious -- and it's a great topper for grilled lamb. Fresh tarragon brightens this recipe.
Add a fresh twist to summer salads with this tarragon-infused white wine vinegar. Prep takes just 15 minutes.
Serve this savory custard on crisp greens for a delicious and different starter course.
Flower-Power Mini Cupcakes
Try this sweet syrup as an ice cream topping, or as flavoring for sparkling water.
For a fresh spin on classic vanilla cupcakes, stir snipped Signet marigold leaves and petals into a white cake mix -- the flowers add a lively citrus flavor.
Combine Signet marigold petals with oil and vinegar for a light vinaigrette that's just right for a crisp green salad.
Mint Ice Cream
This fizzy orange-flavored drink features Signet marigold sprigs. Serve it at a bridal shower or garden party.
Minted Fruit Compote
Mint adds garden freshness to creamy homemade vanilla ice cream. Add a few grains of salt to the cream mixture before freezing -- it enhances the ice cream?s sweetness.
Minted Strawberries with White Wine
Fresh mint brightens up this fruit bowl that's ideal as a brunch side dish or light summer dessert.
Lemon Verbena Tisane
This refreshing cocktail combines strawberries, mint, and white wine. For a nonalcoholic variation, use white grape juice instead of wine and reduce the sugar to 2 tablespoons.
Lemon Verbena Cookies
This tisane -- an infusion of leaves or flowers -- has a light lemon and mint flavor. Use it as a simple salad dressing.
Soaked Cherries with Lavender
Dried lemon verbena leaves give these crisp cookies a fresh taste. Serve them with homemade vanilla ice cream.
Grilled Colorado Lamb Chops with Lavender
Serve this warm lavender-infused cherry topping on slices of crusty French bread.
A coating of dried lavender, Italian seasoning, pepper, and sea salt makes these grilled lamb chops sing.