Lemon Posset

6 people
00h 05
00h 10

A simple dessert that only uses three ingredients, requires no baking yet tastes amazing! Serve with a garnish of fresh fruit for an impressive looking treat.

Ingredients and Method


  • 500ml Double cream
  • 150g Caster sugar
  • Juice of 3 lemons


  1. Place the cream and caster sugar into a saucepan and then bring to a boil, stir occasionally in order to dissolve the sugar. Now lower the heat and leave to bubble for approximately 3 minutes, stirring from time to time.
  2. Reduce the heat to stop the mixture boiling over, then let it simmer for a further 3 minutes, stirring regularly until the cream starts to thicken.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice.
  4. Leave the cream to cool slightly then pour into 6 Mason Cash ramekin dishes filling two-thirds full. Leave to cool then chill in the refrigerator until set (about 2 hours).