Lemon syllabub

Lemon syllabub

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(31 ratings)

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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  • 284ml 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…

  • 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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gilbertthedragon's picture
18th Jan, 2018
Made this using limoncello instead of wine. Delicious!
25th May, 2016
how much is tub in grams?
27th Jun, 2014
Very easy, but indulgent and tasty! I topped them with raspberries from our garden.
12th Feb, 2014
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!
27th Mar, 2013
Great easy dessert, made in minutes, tasted wonderful. I served it with a shot of limoncello. Will be making this again.
8th Jan, 2013
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.
23rd Sep, 2012
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
18th Sep, 2012
yummy , served with vanilla shortbread
21st May, 2012
I used the 50% 0% yogurt version, it was very good with fresh fruit
21st Apr, 2012
Want a fresh desert ready in 5 minutes? This is it!


11th Mar, 2019
Can I replace the wine with limoncello and should i put berries on the top or bottom ? Thanks
goodfoodteam's picture
12th Mar, 2019
Thanks for your question. One of our visitors has done exactly this using limoncello and reports it was delicious! Berries will make a great addition, blueberries in particular. You can either pop them at the bottom of the dish or put a few on top to decorate.
17th Mar, 2017
Thanks for the quick reply - it came just in time for me making it (right now!).
14th Mar, 2017
Like others, I'd like to know what 284 means regarding the tub of cream.
goodfoodteam's picture
16th Mar, 2017
Thanks for pointing this out. We have added in ml. The measurement refers to a standard medium size of carton for whipping cream, you can check this on the packaging to be sure you have the right one. Apologies for the confusion.
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