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)

sezzyness's picture

This is a beautiful recipe, I made it exactly as it says and it was perfect.

absfabmum's picture

Simple to make. Doubled the amount of lemon in it though and served in martini glasses with almond thins and raspberrys and blueberrys. Used 300ml of double cream rather than whipping cream. Would make again.

poshcakes's picture

Made for a dinner party. Easy to make. Added more lemon.
Put into painted teacups instead of glasses for fun. Tastes yummy.

tberesnevich's picture

Nice and quick dessert. Put 2 puts of whipping cream and 1 part lemon yogurt. As everyone suggested served with raspberries and shortbreads. It looks lovely and relaxing. Will experiment with different yogurts next time.

romanymagic's picture

Very quick and easy to make. Very rich though so you won't need much per serving. My guests loved it but struggled with the amount I served up to each of them.

nicolarogers's picture

Lovely. Made the fresh fruit salad version which was a superb contrast for the sweetness of the lemon cream.

vickivale's picture

not fussed about this at all. not worth all the whipping!

shirleywurly's picture

i would half the amount of sugar as i found this overly sweet

homemadesoup's picture

Very easy, but rich. Served with summer fruits and homemade shortbread. Will make again as posh pud for dinner party.

zoe1588's picture

I made this for a girlie lunch dessert and its was GORGEOUS. I used the suggestion of adding sponge fingers to the bottle of the glass with strawberries and blueberries - fab. So so easy to make. Will definately be making this again... and again... and again!

sarahkatek's picture

I have made this a few times - so quick and easy and we have it with raspberries AND almond thins!

bradshawanita's picture

lovely, very easy to make, loved it, will be making it again

icelesley's picture

Quick, easy and yummy.

kt_gallacher's picture

So quick that I easily whipped it up between the main course and pudding! I added some extra lemon to make it a bit more tangy. Only need a small amount as it's quite rich. I served it with blueberries and shortbread.


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