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Lemon Posset - A Family Feast

Lemon Posset

Lemon Posset is the perfect summertime dessert! Fresh lemon, cream, and sugar are combined to make a creamy and refreshing soft custard.

Yield: 8 servings 1x
Prep: 15 minutes plus time to setCook: 15 minutesTotal: 30 minutes plus time to set


2 1/2 cups heavy cream

1 cup granulated sugar

Zest of three lemons

6 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

Mint, for garnish (optional), finely chopped

Additional lemon zest, for garnish (optional)


  1. Pour cream and sugar into a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. The mixture will foam up as it starts to boil so be prepared to lower the flame.
  2. Once boiling, lower heat to a fast simmer and cook three minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and whisk in lemon zest and juice.
  4. Pour into a four-cup glass measuring container with a lip to make it easier to portion.
  5. Pour mixture into ramekins or glass serving cups. Refrigerate for two hours or longer until set.
  6. Serve with fresh chopped mint and additional lemon zest if you’d like.

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© Author: A Family Feast
Cuisine: British Method: simmer