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Valentine’s White Chocolate-Basil Mousse and Strawberry Parfait

This white chocolate pastry cream is infused with basil, lightened with whipped cream, and layered with a vibrant berry sauce.

There’s no better way to signal your “serious intentions” than with this seriously delicious and showy sweet. A white chocolate pastry cream is infused with basil, lightened with whipped cream, and layered with a vibrant berry sauce. I’ve used strawberry, but blackberry or raspberry work equally well.

For more Valentine’s day desserts visit Herbal Desserts For Valentine’s Day.


Julia M. Usher is a food writer, recipe designer and food stylist in St. Louis.

Originally published in the February/ March 2007 issue of Herb Companion.

  • Updated on Jan 1, 2022
  • Originally Published on Aug 9, 2010
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