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Adjust Servings:
3 cups heavy cream
1 ¼ cups caster sugar
3 lemons - juiced
3 tbsp additional heavy cream for topping

Nutritional information

145.95 g
8.81 g
150.2 g
158 mg
555 mg

Lemon Posset

  • Veg
  • 30 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy



Sometimes you need a perfect drink to go with your perfect snack. Most people would prefer having carbonated drinks. Lemon Posset is a drink that uses just three ingredients, and it is very easy to prepare. It is tasty, healthy and quick. For folks who do not want a lot of sugar in the diet, find a replacement and do not get addicted if you want to watch your calories.

According to an article in Guardian, in its earliest form, posset was made from milk curdled with alcohol or citrus juice. Sack posset with Spanish fortified sherry-style wine was particularly popular in the 15th and 16th centuries. By the mid-18th century, however, the mixture tended to be thickened with ground almonds, crushed biscuits or egg yolks instead.

Just so you know, before Joseph Priestley discovered a method of infusing water with carbon dioxide, people would drink fermented drinks or a fresh juice. Lemon Posset is in between a dessert and a drink suitable after a meal or an evening drink.

Health Benefits

Citrus fruits are high in vitamin C like lemons, which is the main antioxidant ingredient that helps protect cells from damaging free insurgents. Vitamin C can also reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke, and lower blood pressure. Research published showed that people with low vitamin C levels, especially obese men with high blood pressure, have a higher risk of stroke. Vitamin C may also help prevent or limit the duration of common cold in some people.

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How to make Lemon Posset

  • In a saucepan, stir 3 cups of cream and sugar.
  • Bring it to boil and cook for at least 3 minutes.
  • Stir the lemon juice.
  • Pour the mixture into serving glasses.
  • Refrigerate about 5 hours until it sets.
  • Pour a little more cream over the top just before serving.

TIP: For fresh lemon flavour in the recipe, cut the sugar to 1 cup and add the zest of one lemon. Serve it in small antique sundae glasses topped with a splash of cream, 3 raspberries and a sprig of mint.  


A posset was originally a traditional British hot drink made of milk curdled with wine or ale, often spiced, and used as a remedy.

The word "posset" is mostly used now for a cold set dessert based on the 16th-century variant of the drink, containing cream and lemon, similar to syllabub.

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