Refreshingly Tangy Lemon Posset: Perfect for Summer


Lemon Posset is a delightful dessert that combines the zesty tang of lemons with the rich creaminess of heavy cream. It's an elegant yet simple treat that requires three ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen: lemons, heavy cream, and sugar. The result is a sweet, creamy dessert with a brûléed sugar topping that adds a satisfying crunch.

What makes Lemon Posset even more appealing is its simplicity. Unlike other fancy desserts that require a lot of steps and ingredients, this one is straightforward and easy to follow. With just a bit of mixing, simmering, and chilling, you can create a dessert that looks and tastes like it came from a professional kitchen.

Whether you're preparing a special dinner for guests or simply treating yourself, Lemon Posset is a perfect choice. Its bright, citrus flavor is refreshing, especially on a warm day, and the creamy texture is indulgent without being too heavy. Plus, the brûléed sugar topping adds a fun, interactive element to the dessert.

Here's how to make it:


  • 5 lemons, halved and filling removed
  • Zest of 1 full lemon
  • Juice of 1 full lemon
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  •  2/3 cup sugar


1. Mix and Heat: In a medium saucepan, combine the heavy cream and sugar. Heat the mixture over medium heat until it reaches a heavy simmer. Continue to simmer for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally to ensure the sugar dissolves completely.

2. Add Lemon: Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the lemon zest and lemon juice. Mix well until everything is combined.

3. Chill: Pour the mixture into your serving dishes or back into the halved lemon shells. Place them in the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes, or preferably overnight, until set.

4. Brûlée the Sugar: Just before serving, sprinkle a small amount of sugar on top of each posset. Use a kitchen blow torch to toast the sugar until it caramelizes and forms a crispy topping.

5. Enjoy: Serve immediately and enjoy your creamy, zesty Lemon Posset with its delightful crème brûlée-style top!