This easy lemon posset recipe is perfect for when you need a quick and simple dessert. With just three ingredients, it’s fuss-free and delicious. Plus, the bright lemony flavor is perfect for warm weather! Try it out for yourself and see how quickly this becomes your new favorite dessert.
This modern posset recipe is a twist on the classic dessert and a delicious way to end a heavy meal. If you are looking for new sweet recipes for your summer cookouts, I recommend that you start with this one! After just one taste of this simple dessert you will be craving more.
You also will want to try this creamy Cranberry Orange Curd.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE
This easy lemon posset recipe is delicious, tart, and creamy. It’s perfect for a light dessert or special occasion. This Posset is a classic dessert that is simple to make and only requires a few ingredients.
- Quick and easy this lemon posset recipe only takes just minutes to make!
- You only need four simple ingredients. This is a low-cost dessert that will wow your friends and family.
- This dish is creamy, tangy, and irresistible. Plus, it makes the perfect summertime dessert.
Making this lemon dessert is simple, and only requires a few kitchen tools. So, gather these tools and get ready to make your family happy with one of the best spring sweets that you will ever make.
- medium saucepan
- measuring cup
- zester or grater
- mesh strainer or mesh sieve
- small glasses
When life gives you lemons, make lemon posset! This easy, no-cook dessert is perfect for hot summer nights when you don’t want to turn on the oven. And, the best part of this sweet dessert is that you only need a few basic ingredients that you may already have on hand to make this easy sweet treat.
- heavy cream
- granulated sugar or for a sugar free version mix monk fruit with allulose.
- lemon juice (2-3 lemons) – Meyer lemons work great if you can find them.
- grated lemon zest
HOW TO MAKE THIS LEMON POSSET RECIPE
Lemon posset is a classic British dessert that is surprisingly easy to make. And, the best part is that you don’t even need to heat up your oven to make this creamy sweet treat. Follow the steps below and you will have a fruity dessert in no time at all.
STEP 1: ADD INGREDIENTS TO THE SAUCEPAN
In a medium-size saucepan combine cream, granulated sugar, and lemon zest.
STEP 2: BRING TO A BOIL
Bring to a boil over medium heat. Watch closely so the mix doesn’t boil over. Make sure that you increase the burner to more than medium-high heat or this easy dessert can scorch.
STEP 3: COOK UNTIL THE MIXTURE STARTS TO REDUCE
Continue to cook for about 10 minutes or until the mixture is reduced to about 2 cups.
STEP 4: REMOVE FROM THE HEAT AND ADD FRESH LEMON JUICE
Remove the saucepan from heat and add the fresh lemon juice. Stir until combined.
STEP 5: ALLOW THE LEMON CURD TO COOL
Leave the posset in the saucepan for about 20 minutes while it comes to room temperature.
STEP 6: STRAIN THE CURD
5. Strain through a small mesh sieve into a bowl to remove the lemon zest. If you don’t mind the zest, then you can skip this step.
STEP 7: DIVIDE INTO SINGLE SERVE CONTAINERS AND CHILL
6. Divide posset into 6 individual serving glasses and refrigerate (uncovered) for at least 3 hours. Once chilled, cover in plastic wrap.
STEP 8: GARNISH AND SERVE
Serve with fresh fruit, shortbread cookies, or whipped cream.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH LEMON POSSET
This light and refreshing dessert is one of the best desserts to serve at a summer dinner party. Here are some of our favorite dishes to serve alongside this make-ahead dessert recipe.
- Grilled Chicken: A simple grilled chicken breast is the perfect savory dish to offset the sweetness of the posset.
- Green Salad: A green salad with a light dressing is a great way to add some freshness to your meal.
- Roasted Vegetables: Roasted vegetables are a great way to add some heartiness to your meal without making it too heavy.
- Baked Fish: A light and flaky baked fish is the perfect main dish to serve with this dessert.
- Toppings: You can top your creamy posset with slices of citrus fruits, fresh berries like fresh raspberries or strawberries, or even flaked almonds, to make it the perfect dessert.
There you have it, an easy recipe for lemon posset that is sure to please your guests. So, the next time you are looking for a light and refreshing dessert, give this recipe a try. You won’t be disappointed!
SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS
If you are looking to change up this recipe, here are a few ideas:
- Add some fresh herbs: A sprig of thyme, fresh mint, a vanilla bean, or a bit of lavender would be a great addition to this recipe.
- Try another citrus fruit: If you are not a fan of lemons, feel free to use another citrus fruit in its place. oranges and orange juice, or limes and lime juice would all be great options.
- A sugar alternative can be used in place of the granulated to make this low carb and keto friendly.
- Add some booze: A splash of vodka, rum, or even prosecco would be a great way to add some extra flavor to this recipe. Just be sure not to add too much or it will affect the overall texture of the dish.
HOW TO STORE
This dessert is best served fresh but will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. Be sure to store it in an airtight container to prevent it from drying out.
Do you have questions about this lemon curd recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this great recipe.
Lemon posset is a classic British dessert that is made from heavy cream, sugar, and lemon juice.
Posset is typically made with cream and citrus juice while panna cotta is made with cream and gelatin.
A properly made posset should be thick and creamy with a custard-like consistency.
If your lemon posset has not been set, it is likely because the mixture was not cooked long enough. Be sure to cook the mixture until it has been reduced by half before removing it from the heat.
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- Lemon Thumbprint Cookies
- Copycat Starbucks Lemon Pound Cake
- Low Carb Lemon Bars
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 2/3 cups granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 6 tablespoons lemon juice (2-3 lemons)
- In a medium size saucepan add the heavy cream, sugar and lemon zest. Combine ingredients and over medium heat bring to a boil.
- Continue to cook for about 10 minutes or until the mix is reduced to 2 cups. Keep a close eye to make sure the mix does boil over. Reduce the heat slightly if it gets too hot.
- Remove from heat and add lemon juice. Stir to combine and let come to room temperature for 20 minutes.
- Strain to remove the lemon zest (optional) and divide into individual serving dishes. Refrigerate for 3 hours or until set. Cover with plastic wrap until ready to enjoy.
- Top with fresh berries or blueberry sauce.
For a sugar free lemon posset add 1/3 cup of monk fruit and 1/3 cup of allulose or 2/3 cup of your favorite sugar alternative.
Recipe from America's Test Kitchen Cooking School.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 359Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 25mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 0gSugar: 25gProtein: 2g
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Let me know if you try this Lemon Posset recipe! Did you add fresh fruit or enjoy it plain?