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Wednesday 17 October 2018

Citrus Custard Dessert : Low Carb / Keto

This low carb citrus custard dessert, or posset recipe, is a conversion of the classic British custard recipe called posset. A posset (also historically spelled poshote, poshotte) was originally a popular British hot drink made of milk curdled with wine or ale, often spiced, which was often used as a remedy. In the 16th century the drink evolved into a cream, sugar and citrus-based confection, which is still consumed today as a cold set dessert similar to syllabub

This low carb version uses a sugar substitute and per serving has just 2.6g carbs.

2 ½ cups of heavy (double) whipping cream
1/2 cup of sugar substitute (e.g. Swerve)
4 tablespoons of lemon juice
2 tablespoons of lime juice
½ teaspoon of orange extract
Dash of sea salt
1 teaspoon of grated lemon rind
1 teaspoon of grated lime rind

1/2 cup of fresh blueberries 
Boil the heavy (double) cream and sugar substitute for 6 minutes. Stirring to make sure the mixture does not boil over.
Take the cream mixture off the stove and add the citrus juice, orange extract, and sea salt and mix well.
Pour the low carb (keto) posset into four 1/2 cup ramekins.
Chill for at least 6 hours or overnight to allow mixture to fully congeal.

Top with lemon and lime rind and fresh blueberries.
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Original recipe
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You will find a variety of articles and recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Martha said...

This looks so good! What a lovely treat.

William Kendall said...

I'd go for that.

Christine said...

Love custard this looks so good!

Tom said...

...something to try.

Lady Caer Morganna said...

OMG, that looks delish!!!

Chris Lally said...

Why am I hungry? :}

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing :-)

mxtodis123 said...

Oh this looks so good. I must try it.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Love custard but I have trouble with diary.
Coffee is on

happyone said...

Another good one!!

Elephant's Child said...

It does sound good.

DIMI said...

Hello dear Jan!
Such a lovely dessert! Like the lemon flavor!
Thank you for sharing this recipe!
Have a lovely day!

Valerie-Jael said...

This sounds very delicious! Hugs, Valerie

Sandra Cox said...

Ooh, this sounds lovely. Wonderful background info on its history. Thanks:)

Cheryl said...

Lovely dessert.
I am wondering if I can substitute the cream for coconut cream.
If I take the lemon out and use just use lime I think it may work.
I am going to try that at some point.

Anonymous said...

Posset and syllibalb are words I haven’t heard in a long time, my grandmother used the terms lol, this sounds very good!

Sami said...

Looks delicious Jan :) I've saved it to make later.

Snowbird said...

How pretty that

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That really is making my mouth water. I don't make desserts very often so this would be a real treat!

DMS said...

This looks like a yummy treat! I haven't ever made anything like this- but it does look appealing. :)

Lowcarb team member said...

Cheryl said:
Lovely dessert.
I am wondering if I can substitute the cream for coconut cream.
If I take the lemon out and use just use lime I think it may work.
I am going to try that at some point.

Hello Cheryl,
Many thanks for your comment.
I'm not sure, if you substitute the cream for coconut cream, what the outcome will be … there is only one way to find out! Try it and see …
If you should try it please come back and let me (us) know the outcome.
Thank you :)

In the meantime I can point you in the direction of this recipe which uses coconut cream:
It's Low Carb Trifle : Using Coconut Cream and Raspberries

Once again many thanks for your comment, and also extending thanks to ALL who comment.

All the best Jan

Magic Love Crow said...

Thank you Jan! So yummy! Big Hugs!

carol l mckenna said...

Looks delicious! ~ well presented too!

Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Benita said...

Love looks delicious!

Lisa said...

I'm sure it's tangy and delicious.
Lisa x