Lemon Posset

  • Author: Kavitha
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 hours
  • Total Time: 5 hours 5 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x


  • 1 cup (200 ml) Cream (I used fresh cream)
  • 1/4 cup (50 grams) Sugar {adjust according to taste}
  • 1 Lemon’s zest
  • 1 and half small Lemons, squeezed (juice)

To serve (optional)

  • Sweetened whipped cream
  • Lemon Zest or Chocolate Chips


  1. In a pan with high sides, add the cream & sugar. Bring it to a gentle boil, constantly stirring.
  2. Boil just until the sugar has melted and switch off the flame. (You’ll notice a slight change of color of the cream). Keep stirring while letting it cool for about 2-3 minutes
  3. Stir in the lemon juice & lemon zest. Mix well. You’ll notice the mixture thickening up instantly.
  4. Taste & adjust for tartness (more lemon juice) or sweet (sugar). Let it cool for 5 minutes. Pour into the serving glasses.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
  6. Let it chill in the refrigerator for 4-5 hours or overnight or until it is set. (If it is too hard, remove 10 minutes before serving)
  7. To serve, add a dollop of sweetened whipped cream (optional) and decorate with lemon zest or chocolate chips!