Pink Grapefruit Posset


Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • Serves


Appears in

Keeping it Simple

Keeping it Simple

By Gary Rhodes

Published 2005

  • About


  • juice of 2 pink grapefruits
  • 600 ml (1 pint) double cream
  • 175 g (6 oz) caster sugar
  • juice of 1 lemon


  • Boil the grapefruit juice until just two-thirds of the liquid is left.
  • Add the cream, sugar and lemon juice and simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Leave to cool for a while, then pour the mixture into six glasses and refrigerate to set.

and more

A grapefruit and mint salad can be offered with the posset to enhance its flavour. To make, dust segments of grapefruit with icing sugar and sprinkle a few shredded mint leaves on top.

A teaspoon of grenadine added to the cream gives a rich pink colour.

Single cream can be poured over the posset before serving to soften this sweet, sharp dessert.