4.8 from 15 votes
Lemon possets are rich & delicious, quick & easy, freeze well and only use 3 ingredients!
Lemon Posset Recipe (3 ingredient lemon pots)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Lemon possets are delicious and oh so simple to make. This easy recipe is sure to impress, can be made ahead of time and also frozen. An easy dessert with only three ingredients. Gluten Free.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Keyword: Dessert, lemon posset, Lemon posset recipe
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 328 kcal
Author: Helen Best-Shaw
  • 1.25 cups Heavy / Double Cream (300ml)
  • 1/3 cup Caster Sugar (75g)
  • 1 Lemon juiced
  1. Put the all the ingredients into into a large saucepan, bring to the boil and simmer whilst stirring for 3 minutes.  Its best to use a spatula so you can keep scraping the sides and bottom of the pan.

  2. Allow to cool so you can comfortably touch the side of the pan.  

  3. Pour the mixture into individual dishes (ramekins, wine glasses, espresso cups - it is very rich so a smaller serving is better) and chill in the fridge for at least 3 hours. 

  4. Serve with a slice of lemon and a little cream poured on top

Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Posset Recipe (3 ingredient lemon pots)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 328 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Sodium 28mg 1%
Potassium 93mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Sugars 17g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 21.9%
Vitamin C 17.9%
Calcium 5.5%
Iron 0.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.