3-Ingredient Easy Lemon Posset Recipe

3-Ingredient Easy Lemon Posset Recipe

Calling all lemon lovers! If you're in the mood for a delightful dessert that's not only easy to make but also has the perfect texture, you're in for a treat. This lemon dessert, with its simple ingredients, is a great recipe to have in your collection.

Lemon Posset is one of the best desserts I have ever had. It's a perfect dessert to serve at a dinner party, impressing your guests with its creamy, zesty goodness. Let's create the easiest dessert that will leave everyone craving more.


  • 2 lemon (preferably large lemons)
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest (freshly grated)
  • mint (leaves, for garnish)
Prep time:
5 minutes
Cook time:
3 minutes
Total time:
8 minutes
Yield: 4 portions | Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 3 minutes | Total time: 8 minutes


Note: For a sugar-free lemon posset that's also suitable for low-carb and keto diets, you can simply replace the sugar with erythritol as a sweetener.


1. Cut lemons in half and using a knife carefully cut around the flesh. Use a spoon to gently remove the lemon flesh from each lemon half, being careful not to tear the skins. Set aside the hollowed-out lemons (lemon shells), as you'll be filling them later.

2. In a small saucepan, heat the heavy cream over medium heat until it's hot but not boiling.
3. Once the cream is hot, add the powdered sugar, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Stir well to combine all the ingredients thoroughly.

4. Turn off the heat and carefully fill the lemon skins with the cream mixture.

5. Place the filled lemon skins in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours to allow the lemon posset to set.
6. Before serving, garnish each lemon posset with fresh mint leaves or fresh berries (like fresh raspberries or blackberries for extra flavor) and additional lemon zest.
7. To store this lemon dessert, cover it with plastic wrap or place it in an airtight container and refrigerate. Enjoy within a day or two for the best taste and texture.

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Powdered Sugar
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