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Lemon posset - a medieval drink

A quick and easy lemon dessert.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert, Quick
Servings: 4
Author: Annie


  • 600 ml double cream
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 2 lemons to yield 75ml lemon juice


  • Juice and zest the lemons, put the lemon juice to one side.
  • Put the cream in a big saucepan, add sugar, turn on low heat until all sugar is melted.
  • Turn the heat up and bring to a simmer for a minute.
  • Turn off the heat, pour in the lemon juice and zest, stir well.
  • Pour mixture into remekins or your choice of dessert holder, chill for a few hours until set.