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By Erin McFarland
Updated May 09, 2014
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Despite a living situation that is hardly ideal for a garden, I insist on keeping fresh herbs in my kitchen. Earthy and aromatic, it's my favorite way to infuse low-calorie flavor into my meals. Herbs have always played a well-documented role in savory dishes and cocktails, but what about dessert? Oh... yes.

Herbs' subtle flavor gives incredible nuance to sweet dishes—and I'm not just talking about mint. From basil to lavender and crisps to pops, here's a collection of herbal sweets of all sorts to make your (fast-approaching) summer that much more succulent.

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