Lemon Posset (3 Ingredients)

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"Not only is it a delicious pudding, but it’s a pudding with history, harking back to the late medieval. Originally it might have been a cooling drink with, it was thought, some medicinal properties but is has now morphed into this rich and creamy pudding. And that name! “Posset”. It just reeks of the Georgian; wildly impractical clothing, whispers hidden behind a wafting fan... You get it. This lemon posset freezes really well. As a result, it’s perfect for entertaining: just whip up a large batch beforehand, use shot glasses or ramekins for serving and everybody will be impressed."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (107 g)
  • Calories 208.6
  • Total Fat - 14 g
  • Saturated Fat - 8.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 51.4 mg
  • Sodium - 15.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 22.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.5 g
  • Sugars - 17.8 g
  • Protein - 1.4 g
  • Calcium - 38.3 mg
  • Iron - 0.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 28.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Put the cream and sugar into a large saucepan, bring to the boil and simmer while stir for 3 minutes.

Step 2

Remove from the heat, add the lemon juice, and stir well.

Step 3

Pour the mixture into individual dishes (ramekins, wine glasses, espresso cups - it is very rich so a smaller serving is better) and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

Step 4

Serve with a slice of lemon and a little cream poured on top. You can also add a raspberry and two blueberries for a pop of color.

Note: this freezes very well. If you have frozen it, pour a little cream on top before serving, just to fill in any cracks.

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