Mmmm…Lemon Syllabub

It’s kind of a fun word, right? Anne emailed me this recipe last Friday, and I read it on the train and immediately made it when I walked in the door. As it turned out, I had everything with which to whip it up. She was out of cream, and I did the test run.

What exactly IS syllabub, right? Here’s what Wikipedia says:

Syllabub, noun. (also sillabub, sillibub) is a traditional English dessert, popular from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. It is usually made from rich milk or cream seasoned with sugar and lightly curdled with wine.

Now, I have no idea why the original image is so yellow, as cream and lemon juice (and even the zest of one lemon) yielded a very pale result for me. Anne and I speculate that food coloring may have been involved. But I digress. So, with that…if you’re looking for something super easy to make, that tastes impressive? Make this.

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 Reisling wine
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • mint leaves for garnish
  • lemon slices for garnish

Using a mixer, whip cream and sugar until fluffy. It should hold peaks and look like whipped cream. Add in wine, lemon juice and zest. Continue to beat on a high speed for about a minute. Place into glasses and leave to chill in the refrigerator for about an hour or more. Garnish with lemon slices and mint.