This stately plant is not a mint and is not a licorice. But, it is a tasty culinary herb that combines licorice flavor with mint. With a sweet rather than spicy flavor, it can be used for desserts or drinks. Try steeping washed leaves in milk prior to adding the milk to your ice cream maker. Even though the flowers of Licorice Mint are culinary it is better to leave them for the butterflies. While they can be eaten, they may contain tiny insects, thrips, that are almost impossible to remove.