Diwali Dessert Recipe: Lemon Posset

With Diwali around the corner, everyone is busy making various sweets and delicacies. I agree that this is the season to rejoice and binge over sweets like never before, but a person like me who prefers lightly sweet desserts, there needs to be a getaway! That’s the reason why Abbu always end up taking my share of Diwali sweets because halfway through, I feel done… sigh!

Hence, I googled to search for desserts which are light at sweetness and still satisfy the taste buds of a dessert lover. I ended up finding a lot of recipes, but the one I tried at home was Lemon Posset. It is sweet and tangy and the texture is rich and creamy. I am sure, my readers are going to love it and would try making it at home.

Lemon Posset for Diwali

Lemon Posset is a simple recipe which needs a bit of technicality to go with it. The result however is satisfying to the T.

Servings- 6


  • Cream: 300 ml
  • Caster Sugar: 75 gm
  • 1 Lemon’s Juice and Zest
  • Mint leaves for garnishing


  • Add the above mentioned amount of cream and caster sugar in a pan or vessel.
  • Boil the mixture for 3 minutes (precise) while continuously stirring the mixture to avoid any lumps and to develop consistency.
  • After exactly 3 minutes, cool down the mixture to room temperature by stirring it.
  • Add the Lemon Juice and Zest to the mixture and stir well.
  • Transfer the Lemon Posset to tiny bowls or cups, as per your liking.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Top it with mint leaves or lemon slices or sliced fruits for added texture and for crunch, garnish with nuts or crushed digestive biscuits.
  • Lemon Posset is ready… yay!!!

Isn’t this recipe simple and delicious. Do try making this for Diwali and your guests will like it for sure.

7 thoughts on “Diwali Dessert Recipe: Lemon Posset

    1. The recipe does seem a bit technical but while execution, it’s very easy. Zest is the outer peel and here, we need 1 lemon’s zest(outer peel). I would love to know how you like it after preparation.

      Thank you for your encouragement 🙂


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