Lemon Posset

Lemon Posset

48 Reviews 4 Pics
  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    5 h 15 m
Recipe by  MARLENE28

“This is the easiest lemon dessert I have ever made, it uses only three ingredients and will always impress guests.”

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Original recipe yields 5 servings



  1. In a saucepan, stir together 3 cups of cream and sugar. Bring to a boil, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice. Pour into serving glasses, and refrigerate until set, about 5 hours. Pour a little more cream over the tops just before serving.

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This is my new favorite dessert. As others suggested, I cut the sugar to 1 cup & added the zest of one lemon. I served it in small antique sundae glasses & topped with a splash of cream, 3 raspberries & a sprig of mint. All my friends were impressed & I raved about the fresh lemon flavor. Everyone wanted the recipe. I had no problems with it setting up. However, as I was making it, I thought it would be a great ice cream. Just cool, then put in the ice cream maker. Even if it is a custard consistency, you can still make ice cream with it. I might try this with lime, too, & serve it after a Mexican meal.



This was smooth, rich, tangy, overall AMAZING! And it was so easy to make! I used some fresh Meyer lemons and Trader Joe's heavy cream- when a recipe has only three ingredients quality of ingredients becomes very important. The whole family loved it, from my husband to my four year old. I also made the Lemon Meltaways from this site and they were a perfect companion to the posset. I will definitely put this in my repertoire of recipes.



I tried this recipe after my Mother ( who cannot cook to save her life, sorry Mom) tried it and failed. I don't even like lemony thing, But,this is brilliant and you deserve praise.

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Amount Per Serving (5 total)

  • Calories
  • 730 cal
  • 36%
  • Fat
  • 56.3 g
  • 87%
  • Carbs
  • 61.2 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 208 mg
  • 69%
  • Sodium
  • 60 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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