You don’t know ‘Lemon Posset’? The origin of this super easy but underrated dessert is an English hot drink ‘Posset’. Lady Macbeth used ‘Posset’ to poison the guards in the famous William Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’. The drink evolved into desserts over the centuries and this ‘Lemon Posset’ became popular more than 100 years ago. You only need Cream, Sugar and 1 Lemon to make this dessert.


3 to 4 Servings


300ml Thickened Cream
4 tablespoons Sugar
Zest of 1 Lemon
Juice of 1 Lemon *about 3 tablespoons

  1. Place Thickened Cream, Sugar and Lemon Zest in a saucepan, and bring to the boil, stirring occasionally.
  2. Lower the heat and simmer for 3 minutes, stirring. Then remove from the heat and cool slightly.
  3. Stir in Lemon Juice and mix well. Pour the mixture into serving glasses or small ramekins, and leave in the fridge for 2-3 hours OR until set.
  4. *Note: It’s a good idea to serve Lemon Posset with berries or fruit. It’s also good with sweet biscuits such as Langues de Chat, Almond Bread, Shortbread, etc.