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Grapefruit Posset

Just three ingredients and you have the most smooth, creamy, dreamy, decadent dessert ever!
Course Dessert
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill 4 hours
Servings 6 half cup servings


  • 2 ¼ cups heavy cream
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons fresh squeezed grapefruit juice


  • 2 teaspoons grapefruit zest
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • cool whip or homemade whip cream, optional


  • Using a small saucepan, add the heavy cream and sugar over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil, and boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. If the boiling cream is bubbling too much, turn the heat down to a medium, but maintain a gentle boil. To prevent it from boiling over, lift the saucepan off the burner for a few minutes, then return to the burner and continue stirring.
  • Remove from heat and whisk in the grapefruit juice. Pour the mixture into serving dishes. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or until set.


  • When ready to serve, zest one grapefruit (2 teaspoons). Mix with the sugar. Sprinkle over the posset and garnish with whipped cream (optional).


The serving size for this dessert is just 1/2 cup. It is a rich dessert yet delicate. You certainly could make the serving sizes bigger, but you obviously would get fewer servings.
For 1/2 cup servings, ramekins or custard cups work perfectly for this recipe.