Lemon Posset

Lemon Posset

When life gives you lemons, make this delicious cold dessert made from thickened cream and lemon.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Refrigerate 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 4 people


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 tbsp lemon juice or any other citrus you would like to use
  • 1 tbsp citrus zest optional


  • In a small saucepan, heat cream and sugar to boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar. Continue boiling for 5 minutes. Watch the heat - don’t let the cream boil over.
  • Remove pan from heat and stir in lemon juice. Let cool, about 15 minutes. If you are using the zest add it now and let it rest.
  • Strain out the zest before pouring into ramekins. Pour even amounts into four ramekins. Refrigerate at least 2 hours, or until set.


Serve with unsweetened whipped cream, creme fraiche, berries, a drizzle of fruity olive oil with a micro pinch of sea salt and a shortbread cookie. Enjoy, breathe, be kind and give your self a few spoonfuls of indulgence as a mid-week treat.

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