The 14 Weirdest Ways We Eat Dessert When a chocolate chip cookie just won't do By SAVEUR Editors | Published Apr 27, 2016 10:00 PM Food Macerating zucchini in sugar creates a syrup that conjures flavors of sweet melons in this surprising dessert. Get the recipe for Zucchini Crisp » Matt Taylor-Gross SHARE Zucchini Crisp Zucchini Crisp Macerating zucchini in sugar creates a syrup that conjures flavors of sweet melons in this surprising dessert. Get the recipe for Zucchini Crisp » Tomato Cake with Smoked Feta Cream and Marinated Tomatoes Tomato Cake with Smoked Feta Cream and Marinated Tomatoes In this recipe from Amanda Cohen, chef-owner of New York City’s Dirt Candy, tomato powder lends flavor to this savory-sweet cake, which gets topped with smoked feta cream and cherry tomato halves. Get the recipe for Tomato Cake with Smoked Feta Cream and Marinated Tomatoes » Avocado-Mint Shake Avocado-Mint Shake This chilly treat is an adaptation of one served at the Royale Eatery, a burger and shake shop in Cape Town, South Africa. A simple purée of avocado, ice cream, mint leaves, and ice, it’s sweet, rich, and dense enough to stand a spoon in. Get the recipe for Avocado-Mint Shake » Punjabi-Style Carrot Pudding (Gajar ka Halwa) Punjabi-Style Carrot Pudding (Gajar ka Halwa) Studded with chopped nuts and flavored with aromatic cardamom and rose water, this sweet Indian pudding is made from a blend of nutty ghee, milk, cream, sugar, and grated carrot. It’s equally good served either hot or cold. Get the recipe for Punjabi-Style Carrot Pudding (Gajar ka Halwa) » Sweet Vermicelli and Eggs (Balaleet) Sweet Vermicelli and Eggs (Balaleet) Served as a breakfast dish and also for dessert, this Indian-influenced sweet pasta is fried and topped with a saffron omelette, making it crunchy, sweet, tender, and savory all at once. Avocado with Salted Caramel Avocado with Salted Caramel Salty, bittersweet caramel meets buttery avocado in this quick treatment, perfect for dessert or as a snack served atop toast or ice cream. Cherry Tomato and Cherry Cobbler Cherry Tomato and Cherry Cobbler Cherries and cherry tomatoes bake down together into a savory-sweet layer under a sweet biscuit topping in this recipe from chef Amanda Cohen. Get the recipe for Cherry Tomato and Cherry Cobbler » Cactus Ice Granita Cactus Ice Granita Like okra, cactus leaves have a gelatinous interior that lends a creamy mouthfeel to this lightly spicy, sweet-tart granita. Get the recipe for Cactus Ice Granita » Convent Egg Sweet (Encharcada) Convent Egg Sweet (Encharcada) The recipe for this egg-based sweet, which originated in a medieval Portuguese convent, comes from home cook Conceição Abilio of Evora. Bay and Rosemary Custard Bay and Rosemary Custard Chef Steven Brown of Tilia serves these custards in egg-shells, but espresso cups work just as well. The yogurt helps to balance the sweetness of the rosemary-infused custard. Get the recipe for Bay and Rosemary Custard » Spudnuts Spudnuts SpudnutsTo ensure these potato-based donuts turn out pillowy and soft after frying, take care not to overwork the dough. Get the recipe for Spudnuts » Beet Ice Cream with Mascarpone, Orange Zest, and Poppy Seeds Beet Ice Cream with Mascarpone, Orange Zest, and Poppy Seeds Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in Columbus, OH has some of the most amazing flavors around. In this recipe, the addition of roasted beets and poppy seeds lends the end product a festive hue and a bit of crunch. Celery and Rhubarb Vacherin Celery and Rhubarb Vacherin The two stalky vegetables are a surprising but elegant pairing atop crispy-sweet meringue Wasabi Mint Granita See the Recipe MORE TO READ RELATED The Pescatarian Asado: Reframing Argentina’s Native Bounty Jorgelina Mandarina is developing a new restaurant fed by her home province’s famed rivers. READ NOW RELATED Sheldon Simeon’s Essential Hawaiian Pantry Everything you need to start cooking like an... RELATED 10 Hawaiian Recipes to Transport You to the Islands Bring that beach vacation home.