Lemon syllabub

Prep: 10 mins No cook


Serves 4
A quick dessert than can be as indulgent or as healthy as you want, experiment with your favourites

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal329
  • fat29g
  • saturates18g
  • carbs15g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre0g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.05g
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  • 284 tub whipping cream
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 50ml white wine
  • zest and juice from ½ lemon



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • almond thins or berries, to serve


  1. Whip the cream and sugar together until soft peaks form. Stir in the wine, most of the lemon zest and the juice. Spoon into glasses or bowls, sprinkle with the remaining zest and serve with almond thins or berries.

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Comments (34)

sidsingh2710's picture

how much is tub in grams?

cshobbs's picture

Very easy, but indulgent and tasty!
I topped them with raspberries from our garden.

Shenna_Maith's picture

This is so quick and easy, goes very well served as a dessert after Salmon Coulibiac! I recommend using half 0% Greek Yoghurt and half cream - makes it a lighter and healthier dessert - I served with Almond thins and they accompanied the syllabub perfectly!

angelatungatt's picture

Great easy dessert, made in minutes, tasted wonderful. I served it with a shot of limoncello. Will be making this again.

steffyindakitchen's picture

Loved this simple quick dessy!!!Made this today!! Instead of wine I used apple juice and two shots of carribean rum, it's quite rich but rum gave it sexy kick, I sprinkled chocolate shavings on top for finish.

rosiewesti's picture

Very sweet and very very rich - delicious but would use the version with Greek yoghurt next time - unable to get Greek Yoghurt, Raspberries or Blueberries here in Mauritius, but managed to get small amount of strawberries - so diced them up and put on top, served with Almond Biscuit.

I served it in Martini Glasses, so only a small amount - all but one of my 12 guests loved it. You could use the small cheap wineglasses if you don't have Martini glasses.

Would do again but with Greek Yoghurt when we return to the UK.

sarahclapton's picture

yummy , served with vanilla shortbread

Olivoyl's picture

I used the 50% 0% yogurt version, it was very good with fresh fruit

khaylan's picture

Want a fresh desert ready in 5 minutes? This is it!

mitya1's picture

Anyone know what is meant by "284 tub whipping cream" please?

simh97's picture

I made this at school for gcse and i loved it. It was so simple and easy to make, because it only took 10 mins, and i put it in the fridge for the rest of the 2 hours. I changed it by adding strawberries and orange zest in the Lemon Syllabub and Orange zest on top. I Loved it Thankyou for putting it on the website. It is now in my binder FOREVER.

teresaj's picture

Amazing! Did add a little extra lemon juice.

anamarie15's picture

I used the mix of half cream & half greek yogurt. thanks for that tip .
Yummy, would definitely make this again......
Soo much tastier than the full fat version.

emmaringshaw's picture

284 ml is equivalent to 10 fluid oz, which is is also roughly 1 cup in US parlance

angel2k9s's picture

Can anyone tell me what weight a 284 tub is? As a Brit living in the US I miss so many recipes from home and find it hard sometimes to get the correct ingredients :(

Thanks and Season's Greetings to All :)

tilly343's picture

Beautiful, quick & easy to make, fab for a last minute dinner party!

maia2701's picture

loverly, wish that i haddent given it to my friends know they want me to make them it like every day

i added a little bit more lemon juice

sailorgirl700's picture

Made this last night, it was really easy and tasted terrific. Nice and light to finish the meal.

lorrkin's picture

I'm looking forward to making this! I am planning on smashing up some ginger nut biscuits and sprinkling a generous handful over the top at the last minute. Will let you know how I get on!...

jeanius's picture

Yum yum, put in a little extra wine and everyone agreed this was delicious. Took minutes to prepare.


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