Thursday, July 23, 2015

Lime Possets with Mint and Mango

I wanted to make panna cotta for dessert one evening. However, my grocery store was out of gelatin and did not receive a new shipment for a few days. I scrambled to find a similar style dessert that I could make without gelatin. That's when I stumbled across the easiest desserts I have ever made: possets. Possets are a custard-like dessert that consist of cream, sugar, and come lemon or lime. They taste delicious, especially when topped with various fruits. This one combines mango, lime and mint to make an exotic tasting. Though the ingredients are rich, thew dessert itself feels light.

Recipe from Daniel Gritzer
2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup fresh lime juice (4 to 5 limes)
Zest of one lime
1 large mango, diced
6 large mint leaves, minced
Whipped cream,for garnish

Using a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the cream, sugar and a pinch of salt. Stir frequently and cook until the sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Allow to cool slightly.

Whisk in the lime juice and zest. Pour mixture into individual ramekins or glasses. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to set, at least 4 hours or preferably overnight.

In a small bowl mix the mango and mint. Unwrap possets and top with a heaping spoon of mango and a dollop of cream. Serve immediately. Pin It Now!

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