Lime Posset

A rich, old english dessert which packs punch. With a pot of cream lying around in the fridge I thought we’d give these a go.

I’ve always seen these on Come Dine with Me and wondered why the contestants always made these, well they are very easy to make! The most classic flavour is usually lemon but here we have gone for lime as that is what I had on hand. A posset is essentially a citrus flavoured cream. It’s as strange as it sounds and the combination rich and refreshing at the same time.

Serve in small espresso cups with plenty of fruit as it extremely rich and has lots of fruity flavour!


yield just over 2 small tea glasses


  • STEP 1Put the cream and sugar in a small saucepan. Heat until just boiling, then boil vigorously for 2½ mins, while stirring constantly. Turn off the heat, stir in the lime juice and most of the zest and divide between 2 small pots or glasses. Chill for at least 2 hrs (or overnight if you’re making ahead), until set.
  • STEP 2To serve top each posset with a few raspberries and the remaining zest.

Nest time I want to try these with passionfruit

Orginal recipe from

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