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raspberry posset

Easy Lemon & Ginger Posset Recipe

Made with three basic ingredients this posset is rich and creamy, flavored with lemons and ginger. So simple to make with a rich and velvety. Adapted from Cooks Illustrated.
Course Dessert
Cuisine English
Keyword how to make a lemon posset, how to make a posset
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
chill time 2 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 226kcal



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


  • In a medium saucepan combine the cream, 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. Watch that the cream does not boil over. Pour the cream mixture into a 2-cup meauring cup to make sure it is at or close to 2 cups. If not, return the cream to the saucepan and continue boiling.
  • When the mixture is reduced to two cups, remove the saucepan from the heat and pour into a bowl then stir the lemon juice into the cream mixture.
  • Let the mixture cool for 15 minutes then strain the cream through a mesh strainer into a bowl or measuring cup.
  • Pour the custard into 6 ramekins then refrigerate for two hours or until set.
  • You can leave the posset as is or top with raspberries, lemon zest and candied ginger, or any toppings you prefer.


Tips for making a posset
  1. Make sure to boil the cream mixture until it has reduced to approximately 2 cups.
  2. If you prefer the amount of ginger can be reduced or not used. 


Serving: 1 | Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 23.9g | Fat: 14.9g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 18mg