Published By: Ahvana Paul

When life gives you lemons, make dessert! 5 tasty lemon based desserts that you can make at home

Are you particularly fond of lemon-based desserts and hence craving them? Well, it is a fact universally acknowledged, that lemons are extremely versatile! It can be used in desserts as well as main dishes, and even in your beverages. In some cases, these also function as ultimate comfort foods which help relieve some stress and provide comfort during difficult days. If you are particularly inclined to the taste of lemon and love lemon desserts specifically, then here are some lemon-based desserts for you!

Frozen lemonade

This drink is a combination of vanilla ice cream and homemade lemonade, and is sweet, lip-smacking delicious as well and extremely refreshing!  What is more, it takes only five minutes to prepare! In a pitcher, you have to make the lemonade, by combining lemon juice, sugar, water, and ice cubes. After that add it into a blender, along with vanilla ice cream. Blend it, and that’s it! Say hello to the most refreshing easy-to-make drink! It is most appropriate for hot summer days and can be enjoyed at any time, with any meal.

Lemon meringue pie

 Keen for a dessert which is light, fluffy, crunchy and tasty- look no further! Opt for a lemon meringue pie! It is a bit tedious and takes a bit of time, but with a little bit of perseverance, here is one of the most classic, beloved desserts of all time! First, prepare the pie crust. Then make the lemon filling, by whisking cornstarch, flour, salt, water, and egg yolk together and boiling it, while stirring constantly. Finally, pour the filling into a cooled pie crust, and let it cool! Next proceed to make a lemon meringue, and top the pie with it. Enjoy!

Lemon Tart

 Lemon tart is another absolute delight, that one can indulge in! It is also tedious to make, but seriously one of the most delicious desserts, and can be enjoyed with a coffee!  Take a bite, and it is a combination of the tanginess of the lemon, with the delicious biscuity texture at the bottom! Here too, you have to prepare the crust and create the filling which is similar to the topping made in a lemon meringue pie, albeit with the addition of fresh lemon juice and lemon zest. So is your mouth watering yet?

Homemade Lemon curd

 This is another dessert, which is easy and quick to make, and utterly delicious!  Moreover, you can have it for breakfast or a snack at any time. Sounds ideal no? Just combine sugar, butter, and lemon juice in a small saucepan, and cook until the butter melts. Next whisk in eggs and salt. Keep cooking until the mixture thickens. Then pour into a tray, put a plastic wrap over the top and put it in the fridge for 2 hours for the curd to set!

Lemon cheesecake

 If you are someone who loves cheesecake, as well as lemon, then here is your dream dessert- lemon cheesecake! It is creamy and rich and filled with lemony goodness, then you will agree that this is something which makes your mouth water, as soon as you see it! Congratulations, now you can make it at home! Proceed to make a normal non-bake cheesecake, as you usually do, and add lemon curd on the top, as well as lemon zest. This will give your cheesecake an extra zing! It is a combination made in heaven, and will make you want to keep eating!  

So which is your favourite lemon dessert?