Blueberry and Sweet Corn Sundae

So you’ve probably heard of tomatoes and basil or olive oil and vinegar as winning food combinations. But blueberries and corn?

Yes, a fruit and a vegetable, together, in the form of a sundae. It might sound a bit strange, but surprisingly, it works!

Granted, this sundae uses Greek yogurt instead of ice cream. And maple syrup instead of a sugar syrup. I admit, I have a sort of compulsion for creating desserts with natural sweeteners – I just can’t help myself!  But I’ll go out on a limb and say that you won’t miss the sugar if you use a quality maple syrup – this stuff is seriously delicious (and potentially addicting)!  Combined with a bit of sea salt, the slight smokiness of the syrup was a perfect compliment to the sweet berries and corn.

And if you are morally opposed to desserts without sugar, I’d venture to guess that this would also taste quite delicious over some quality vanilla ice cream!

Thanks to My Dad’s Sweet Corn for the corn, and local chef Regina Mehallick of Rbistro for the inspiration!


Blueberry and Sweet Corn Sundae

1 Star (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 1)

  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Yield: 4


  • 1/2 pint blueberries
  • 1 cob fresh sweet corn
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 cups full-fat Greek yogurt (or ice cream)
  • Sea salt


  1. Wash the blueberries. Cut the corn from the cob. Chop the pecans.
  2. In each bowl, place a scoop of Greek yogurt. Top with blueberries, corn, and pecans. Drizzle with maple syrup. Top with a few crystals of sea salt.



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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.


  • Reply
    Lauren @ Healthy Food For Living
    August 25, 2011 at 7:07 am

    Although unconventional, this sundae looks fantastic to me! Fresh corn is so sweet right now, and I think it goes perfectly well with blueberries. I’m also with you regarding natural sweeteners – grade B pure maple syrup is a favorite of mine. I love the originality of this dessert :).

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      August 29, 2011 at 5:00 pm

      Thank you!!! I’m glad to know of fellow syrup lovers :)

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    Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    August 25, 2011 at 9:23 am

    So did you cook the corn at all? Or just put it in raw?

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      August 25, 2011 at 9:32 am

      Just raw! Surprisingly delicious.

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    August 25, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    At first I thought I was reading the title wrong, then I saw the picture with corn. Not something I would have ever thought of, but it sounds so interesting!

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet
    August 25, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    I recently tasted sweet corn ice cream – so different but very good. Love this idea as a dessert.

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    August 25, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Wow, clever! That´s such an original combination :)

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    August 25, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    I can’t get over how unusual this combination is!

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    August 25, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    This is beautiful! I love the idea of the fresh corn in this sundae.

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    August 25, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    What a gorgeous sundae!! This looks so delicious and your pictures are beautiful! :)

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    August 26, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Lovely! This is such a pretty sundae! :)

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    August 27, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Yep I did think for a minute ‘now that’s a rather unusual combination..’ but I can see how that would work… In fact I think I just might have to give this a go! Lovely the shots as usual!

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    August 28, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    This is so creative! I’ll have to try!

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    August 29, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Thanks for the nice comments, everyone! Let us know if you give it a try and what you thought of the combination! :)

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    September 6, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    A dessert free of sugar and featuring summer’s best berry and a sweet veggie? You don’t have to work too hard to convince me! Sounds fabulously sweet and refreshing too.

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