This Keto Citrus Burst Posset is a delightful dessert that combines the creamy richness with the refreshing flavors of citrus. Made with keto-approved ingredients, this dessert is not only delicious but also fits seamlessly into your low-carb lifestyle.
Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or simply treating yourself, this recipe is sure to impress. So, let’s dive into the details and learn how to make this delectable keto dessert.
What is Posset?
Posset is a traditional English dessert that has been enjoyed since medieval times. It’s a creamy, custard-like dessert made by heating cream, sugar, and citrus juice until it thickens and then chilling it until set.
According to the Folger Shakespeare Library, posset is also a drink that is similar to modern eggnog. It’s made by pouring heated and spiced cream over a warm mixture of eggs, sugar, and alcohol. The result is a rich custard full of fat that can sometimes curdle. Posset was often served at weddings and other special occasions in medieval England, plus as a remedy for colds and other illnesses since hot milk and alcohol were thought to have healing properties.
The original beverage disappeared from use, and the name was reintroduced in the 19th century to describe a chilled dessert made with cream, sugar, and citrus that is nearly identical to syllabub. This dessert is now enjoyed as a cold set dessert.
Posset has a long and fascinating history, and if you find it intriguing, you can read more of the history in the above-linked Folger Shakespeare Library article.
What Ingredients Are Used To Make A Keto Citrus Burst Posset?
The ingredients used to make this Keto Citrus Burst Posset are heavy cream, allulose (or another keto-friendly sweetener), freshly squeezed lemon juice, freshly squeezed lime juice, and 100% food-grade essential grapefruit oil.
How Many Carbs Are In A Serving Of Keto Citrus Burst Posset?
The number of carbs in a serving of this dessert depends on the ingredients you use. Allulose has 0g net carbs per serving, while the carb count of heavy cream and lemon/lime juice can vary from country to country and batch to batch. You’ll find the suggestive nutrition info below the recipe.
Can I Substitute The Citrus Fruits In The Recipe With Other Fruits?
If you want thick, pudding-like consistency, citrus fruit is a must. However, if you are happier with a runnier consistency, you can substitute the citrus fruits in the recipe with low-carb berries, but keep in mind that this changes the flavor profile of the dessert drastically.
You don’t want to use other fruits on a low-carb diet due to their high carb count and the fact that they are cultivated. However, most low-carbers can stand a few berries. I always recommend wild berries as they are lower in carbs and higher in nutrients than cultivated berries.
Can I Make A Dairy-Free Version Of Keto Citrus Burst Posset?
Again, if you are after thick result, no. That said, you can use thick coconut cream — and maybe 1/4 cup (60 ml) of coconut manna in addition — to get a thicker, pudding-like consistency.
How Long Does It Take To Make A Keto Citrus Burst Posset?
It takes about 20 minutes to make the Keto Citrus Burst Posset (including the time you need to squeeze the juices), but it needs to chill in the fridge overnight or, at minimum, about 6 hours.
How Long Does It Take To Chill A Posset Before Serving?
As said, it takes about 6 hours to chill a posset before serving, but I recommend chilling it overnight for best results.
Step-by-Step Instructions on How to Make This Tangy Keto Dessert
Although this scrumptious dessert takes some time to chill, it’s incredibly easy to make. Let’s take a closer look:
First, pour 2 cups (470 ml) of heavy cream into a small or medium saucepan.
Add also 1/2 cup (120 ml; or to taste) of allulose. Powdered erythritol, monk fruit, or stevia work well, too. However, be sure to adjust the measures accordingly.
Heat over medium-high heat, constantly mixing, until boiling.
Boils nicely now.
Reduce the heat to low. Let boil for 2—3 minutes, all the time mixing.
Remove from the heat. Add 1/3 cup (80 ml) of freshly squeezed lemon juice from organic lemons…
…3 tablespoons lime juice from organic limes…
…and 2 drops of 100% essential food-grade grapefruit oil.
Stir until well combined.
Transfer the mixture into 6 serving glasses.
Chill in the fridge overnight, or at least 6 hours, until set.
Decorate, for example, with whipped cream, edible flowers, or berries.
How I Came Up with This Easy Keto Dessert Recipe
For years, I have been planning to post a recipe for Keto Lemon Posset. However, I somehow forgot it, and something more interesting always came up.
My dear reader, Gladys, threw me the idea of lemon posset some time ago. She was asking if the traditional lemon posset can be converted into keto. I answered yes, and said that I have been planning to post the recipe for years. Maybe now it was about time.
However, I thought plain lemon posset would be a tad too boring. I know there are some low-carb bloggers who have directly converted the traditional lemon posset recipe into keto just by swapping the sweetener from sugar to something keto-friendly.
I didn’t want to take that lazy and obvious route but provide my readers with a more exciting and tastier recipe. Therefore, I decided to make a Keto Citrus Burst Posset.
I actually have citrus burst-themed recipes — like that linked syllabub recipe at the beginning of this post and also an ancient citrus explosion keto cocktail recipe. I was creating and photographing those keto cocktail recipes exactly 10 years ago in my summer house. Boy, was it a fun day in every way!
Coming up with the Keto Citrus Burst Posset wasn’t rocket science: I just needed to use different citrus juices and flavorings. I decided to use mostly lemon juice, add some lime juice, and a couple of drops of some food-grade citrus essential oil — maybe grapefruit oil this time.
After calculating the measures, I was ready to conduct my first experiment while shooting the photos.
This time, the first experiment proved successful — nothing like my last week’s experimenting with the ketovore ice cream that took many trials and errors to perfect.
Well, as I hadn’t made a posset before, I was really excited if my creation thickens after refrigerating. My relief was great when I noticed that indeed, the consistency was thick and spoonable.
Even better: the taste was amazing! The combination of various citrus flavors with rich cream was to die for! The dessert was fresh and tangy yet rich and creamy at the same time. I concluded it’s just a perfect late summer dessert.
Here’s the recipe for you to enjoy:
- 2 cups = 470 ml heavy cream
- 1/2 cup = 120 ml allulose
- 1/3 cup = 80 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice from organic lemons
- 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice from organic limes
- 2 drops of 100% food-grade essential grapefruit oil
- Combine the heavy cream and the sweetener in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat, constantly mixing, until boiling.
- Reduce the heat to low. Let boil for 2—3 minutes, all the time mixing.
- Remove from the heat.
- Add the lemon juice, lime juice, and the grapefruit oil and stir until well combined.
- Transfer the mixture into 6 serving glasses.
- Chill in the fridge overnight or at least about 6 hours until set.
- Decorate, for example, with whipped cream, edible flowers, or berries.
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|Nutrition information||In total||Per serving (makes 6 servings)|
|Protein||9.8 g||1.6 g|
|Fat||164.5 g||27.4 g|
|Net carbs||16.0 g||2.7 g|
|kcal||1577 kcal||263 kcal|
Tips for Variations
Even though the Keto Citrus Burst Posset recipe is pretty fabulous as is, there are always some ways you can modify and jazz it up. Here are some suggestions:
- Lime and Coconut Posset: Use coconut cream instead of heavy cream + add 1/4 cup (60 ml) of coconut manna with the coconut cream. Replace the grapefruit oil with lime essential oil. Add 1/4 cup (60 ml) of unsweetened shredded coconut to the mixture before chilling.
- Orange and Vanilla Posset: Replace the lime juice with freshly squeezed orange juice and add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla powder to the mixture before heating. Instead of grapefruit oil, use orange essential oil or orange oil.
- Lemon and Lavender Posset: Add 1 tablespoon of dried lavender buds to the mixture before heating and strain before transferring to serving glasses. Top with whipped cream and fresh lavender sprigs before serving.
- Grapefruit and Ginger Posset: Replace the lime juice with freshly squeezed grapefruit juice and add 1 teaspoon of grated ginger to the mixture before heating. Dust some ginger powder on top of the servings right before serving. Decorate with ginger slices.
- Meyer Lemon and Thyme Posset: Replace the lemon and lime juice with freshly squeezed Meyer lemon juice and add 1 tablespoon of fresh thyme leaves to the mixture before heating. Serve the posset with a sprig of fresh thyme on top.
These variations add different flavors and ingredients to the basic Keto Citrus Burst Posset recipe to create a unique and delicious dessert.
My online store kept me busy this week. Moreover, I’m planning my own production line for various keto-related products, and planning, although really fun, requires some time and careful calculations.
On Tuesday, I visited a Finnish herb company called Yrttipaja. I’m selling their products in my online store. However, they are also packing my upcoming products that I’m going to sell in my store. I will launch some new products next month.
I hope to bring some exciting products also for Christmas — and now it’s just the perfect time to plan those and order the ingredients!