Rich and Creamy Raspberry Ginger Posset Recipe

Made with three basic ingredients this posset is rich and creamy, flavored with raspberries and ginger. So simple to make yet sinful. Adapted from Cooks Illustrated.
Course Dessert
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Author One Hot Oven


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 - 3 lemons to make 6 tablespoons
  • 1 pint whipping cream
  • 1 pint of raspberries
  • Candied ginger


  • In a saucepan combine the sugar and grated ginger.
  • Bring mixture to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
  • Continue boiling over medium heat until the mixture reduces to 2 cups. This will take about 10 minutes.
  • When reduced remove the saucepan and add the lemon juice.
  • Let the mixture cool for 15 minutes then strain through a mesh strainer.
  • Add 3 to 4 raspberries to each ramekin.
  • Pour the custard over the raspberries in each ramkin.
  • Refrigerate for several hours until set.
  • Prepare the whipped cream and spoon or pipe a dollop on each posset. Top with raspberries and candied ginger.
  • Enjoy!