Lime posset

Lime posset


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About this recipe: This refreshing and creamy lime posset is satisfying and tasty. Serve chilled with some fresh fruit on a hot summer day.


Serves: 6 

  • juice and zest of 2 limes
  • 85g caster sugar
  • 600ml double cream
  • 6 slices fresh lime, to garnish
  • raspberries, to taste

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:6min  ›  Extra time:4hr setting  ›  Ready in:4hr16min 

  1. In a saucepan over a medium heat, combine the lime juice, zest and sugar and bring to the boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Meanwhile, in a separate saucepan, bring the cream to the boil. Gradually whisk in the lime syrup. Remove from the heat and pass through a sieve.
  3. Divide evenly among 6 dessert glasses. Chill in the fridge for 4 hours until set. Garnish with fresh lime slices and raspberries.

Fun fact

The posset was once a medieval night time drink or tipple. Today it has been updated into a modern dessert somewhere between a custard and a syllabub.

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