Posset is a medieval hot drink, traditionally made of hot milk or cream curdled with wine or ale and spiced.

This version is made of cream and sugar boiled together and thickened by using citrus juice — lemons and limes. It’s chilled overnight to create a silky, puddingy texture and is just the easiest thing to whip up as a fresh-tasting dessert.

I’ve added some lime zest into this recipe, but it’s not necessary.

Recipe makes about two servings, but is easily doubled, or tripled, or halved, or whatever.

Lemon Lime Posset via Dessert of the Month Club

  • 300 ml (just over a cup) heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  1. Put cream and sugar into a saucepan and bring to a boil, whisking constantly.
  2. Simmer cream for 3 minutes, still whisking.
  3. Remove cream from heat and whisk in lemon and lime juice and zest
  4. Pour into ramekins and chill overnight.

And that’s it! For serious!

You can input other flavours as well, as long as you keep the citrus base. You need the acid from the lemons to thicken the pudding, but you could add in grapefruit juice, ginger juice, or even something like watermelon juice for flavouring.

It’s so fresh and summery, and is a great ending to a summer barbecue dinner.