Luscious Lemon Posset Recipe

Luscious Lemon Posset Recipe – An easy, 3-ingredient, cool and refreshing dessert with a luxuriously creamy texture and bright lemon flavor.  A dreamy treat for citrus lovers!

Servings: 6


2 cups heavy whipping cream
⅔ cup (4 2/3 oz/ 132 grams) granulated sugar
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
6 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 ½ cups blueberries or raspberries or a combination of both (for garnish; optional)


In a medium saucepan, combine cream, sugar, and lemon zest. Bring to a boil over medium heat. and continue to boil, stirring frequently to dissolve the sugar. If the mixture begins to boil over, briefly remove from heat. Cook until mixture is reduced to 2 cups, 8 to 12 minutes. Reducing the cream mixture to exactly 2 cups creates the best consistency. To monitor the amount, transfer the liquid to a 2-cup heatproof liquid measuring cup once or twice during boiling.

Remove saucepan from the heat and stir in the lemon juice. Let sit until mixture is cooled slightly and skin forms on top, about 20 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer into bowl or liquid measuring cup with a spout; discard zest. Divide mixture evenly among 6 individual ramekins or serving glasses or 12 shot glasses. Portioning is key, as spooning the set dessert from one large serving bowl will cause the texture to suffer.

Refrigerate, uncovered, until set, at least 3 hours. Once chilled, possets can be wrapped in plastic wrap and refrigerated for up to 2 days. Unwrap and let sit at room temperature for 10 minutes before serving. If desired, garnish with berries and a few springs of lemon peel and serve.


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