Meyer Lemon Pudding

meyer lemon pudding

If you are craving sweet, sour and a little bit salty all at once, this pudding will deliver.  It is pretty fast and easy to make… but it does seem to take forever to set up in the fridge.  It is worth the wait though.  The taste kind of reminds me of an Orange Julius… which makes me want to make one of those really badly.

If you cannot get your hands on any Meyer lemons (I couldn’t  find any until I moved closer to a Whole Foods) try combining  the juice of one lemon and one orange along with the orange’s zest.  I’m guessing that would taste pretty awesome too.


Meyer Lemon Pudding

about two servings


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp Meyer lemon zest
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • juice of three Meyer lemons (get all the juice out!)
  • 4 tbsp cornstarch
  • 4 tbsp COLD water
  • 1/2 tsp salt


In small cup combine cornstarch and cold water.  Mix until every last bit of cornstarch is dissolved.  In small saucepan, combine almond  milk, juice and sugar.  Stir in zest and salt.  The mix will look a little separated at this stage, no worries, this will go away.  Warm up slightly over medium low heat.  Gradually add cornstarch/water and stir well.  Continue to stir frequently with whisk until mixture reaches a ploppy, slow boil.

Turn heat close to low and continue to stir until the mixture resembles a thick  batter. (The entire cooking process should take about 10 minutes, give or take) Pour into serving dishes and let sit at room temperature until warm.  Transfer dishes to refrigerator and chill at least 3 hours, or until it is very cold and thick.  You can sneak it in the freezer if you are impatient.  It’s actually really good slightly frozen.  Serve chilled.

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7 Responses to Meyer Lemon Pudding

  1. […] (Adapted from Manifest Vegan) […]

  2. Becky says:

    That looks so refreshing!

  3. Mihl says:

    As a kid I really loved lemon pudding and lemon yoghurt. This sounds so wonderful. Thank you for the tips on how to replace the mayer lemon!

  4. K says:

    Oh yum! I love the idea of something that tastes like Orange Julius! I think I need to start hunting down those Meyer lemons! ;)

  5. Sat says:

    We’ve had a couple Meyer’s sitting around since our last CSA delivery; we had no idea what to do with them. I only have 2 of them so I guess I’ll have to bust out my math skills for this one :)

  6. Kristie says:

    Bought some Meyer Lemons the other day but had no idea what to make with them. Now I do!