Iced lemon dessert (gluten and lactose free)



Free from:

lactose, egg, gluten, nuts, sesame, mustard, lupin, sulphites, meat, fish, crustaceans, molluscs, celery


milk, soya


Try using soya soft cheese and soya cream for a dairy-free version

Preparation time:

30-40 minutes

Cooking time:

No cooking. Need to freeze overnight





2 lemons (zest of 2 and juice of 1)

400g lactose-free soft cheese (e.g. Lactofree)

100g icing sugar

150ml lactose-free cream (e.g. Lactofree)

¼ tsp cinnamon


150g gluten-free biscuits (e.g. free-from rich tea/digestive - check for milk and nuts)

70g lactose/dairy-free spread (e.g. Vitalite)


Mint leaves & berries to decorate



1. Crush the biscuits into fine crumbs, either by putting them in a food bag and crushing with a rolling pin or with a food processor

2. Melt the butter/spread in a saucepan over a low heat. Add the biscuit crumbs and stir well. Allow to cool


1. Put the soft cheese, cinnamon and icing sugar in a large mixing bowl. Grate the lemon zest into the bowl. Add the lemon juice (ensuring there are no pips). Stir gently together until fully mixed

2. In another bowl – whisk the cream with an electric whisk until it is making peaks (these will not be as firm as normal cream)

3. Fold the cream into the soft cheese mixture

4. Pour the mixture into a 1 litre freezable bowl


1. Allow biscuit mixture to cool completely. Then spoon it on top of the filling in the bowl. Press down with the back of a spoon firmly to make a smooth base. Cover over with clingfilm. Freeze (at least overnight)


1. Remove from the freezer 15 minutes prior to serving. Dip in hot water for a few seconds. Slide a palette knife down and around the sides. Tip out onto a plate

2. Decorate with mint leaves and berries. Serve immediately by cutting into slices

Serving suggestion: If you are feeling very naughty, pour on even more Lactofree cream.

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