Lemon and Coconut Cups

Lemon and Coconut Cups

These delicious little gems are the best ‘cleaneats’ treat I’ve made to date. The lemon cream is just so tangy and refreshing, and the tarts as a whole are surprisingly filling. They are also pretty easy to make, in that there is no oven required – rather they just get frozen. Also, the turmeric gives them a bright yellow colour, which could never be achieved from lemons alone (and it adds extra health benefits!). I like to eat them straight from the freezer, but people I’ve served them to have definitely commented they should thaw for 10 or so minutes before eating.


For the base

  • 1 c cashew
  • 1 c desiccated coconut
  • 10 dates

For the lemon cream

  • 1 c cashew (soaked for 30 minutes in water)
  • 3 T coconut milk
  • 2 T oil
  • Juice and zest of 5 lemons
  • 1/2 t turmeric
  • 3 T maple syrup


  1. Food process all the ingredients for the base. If it isn’t sticky enough, add an extra date or two.
  2. Line a muffin tin with baking cups and press the mixture into the moulds.
  3. Refrigerate while making the lemon cream.
  4. To make the lemon cream but everything into a food processor and whizz.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the moulds and freeze.

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