Creamy and zesty lemon posset

This posset is light, creamy and zesty – exactly what you need after a heavy meal. It would be perfect for a dinner party or even just a night in as it can chill in the fridge until you need it.

What you’ll need: 

  • 1 pint of double cream
  • 2 lemons, juice and zest
  • 130g caster sugar

What you’ll need to do: 

  1. Pour the cream in a saucepan with the sugar and heat until it is just below boiling point.
  2. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon and zest, whisk for 30 seconds or so until it thickens slightly.
  3. Pour into ramekins or dessert glasses. Cover with cling film and chill in the fridge for 3 hours or overnight.
  4. Serve with shortbread biscuits or ginger snaps.