Originally a posset was a drink made from hot milk and honey, spiced and laced with ale or wine. It was popular in the Middle Ages as a remedy for colds and minor ailments and as a sleep-aid. Later, it became a thickened cream dessert, usually flavored with honey and lemon.
- Place the cream, sugar, and lemon zest in saucepan. Place over a high heat, bring to boil and simmer for 2 minutes, remove from the heat and set aside to cool for at least 10 mins.
- Strain lemon juice and when the cream mixture is cool, stir through.
- Pour into individual serve glasses, cups or moulds and chill for a minimum of 4-5 hours, but best left overnight.
- For personal taste, you may add more sugar.