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5 ingredient golden kiwi lemon posset

5 ingredient kiwi lemon posset - so easy! The perfect fancy dessert to make ahead for guests.

We Brits will gladly embrace any opportunity to eat a bowl of whipped cream and call it dessert. Trifle, Eton mess, posset… they’re all classic British puddings, and they’re all basically 90% cream – but just because we give them a fancy name, it seems entirely appropriate to grab an enormous spoon and dig in. No complaints here, and this kiwi lemon posset is no different.

5 ingredient kiwi lemon posset - so easy! The perfect fancy dessert to make ahead for guests.

This is a super simple version of a classic posset, made with whipped cream, mascarpone cheese, lemon curd, and an easy homemade kiwi jam. Rather than using the usual green kiwis, I used Zespri SunGold kiwis, which are basically a golden version of kiwi fruit. I find them a bit sweeter than green kiwis, so they’re perfect for helping to balance out the tanginess of the lemon. It also means that you don’t need to overdo it with the sugar in this dessert – the SunGold kiwis are beautifully sweet on their own. There’s only actually two spoonfuls of added sugar in the whole batch, which I think is pretty great for a dessert that tastes this good.

5 ingredient kiwi lemon posset - so easy! The perfect fancy dessert to make ahead for guests.

SunGold kiwi fruits are perfectly in season at the moment, so it’s a great time to make this kiwi lemon posset. It’s just the kind of thing I love to make for guests, since it can be made in advance, and seems much more impressive than it actually is – it really couldn’t be easier. Just whip up some cream, and stir in the other ingredients, then pop them in the fridge until you’re ready to serve. I added a little sprig of fresh mint to make them look even fancier, but you can skip that if you prefer.

5 ingredient kiwi lemon posset - so easy! The perfect fancy dessert to make ahead for guests.

Oh, plus, did you know that per gram, kiwis have more vitamin C than oranges?! So I like to think of these kiwi lemon possets as some kind of health food… despite all the cream…

If you’d like to give this kiwi lemon posset a try, Zespri SunGold kiwi fruits are available nationwide from May to December 2017, in all leading supermarkets.

5 ingredient kiwi lemon posset - so easy! The perfect fancy dessert to make ahead for guests.

5 ingredient kiwi lemon posset

Prep Time20 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Becca Heyes


  • 3 SunGold kiwi fruits, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 300 ml whipping cream (~ 1 1/4 cups)
  • 250 g mascarpone cheese (~ 1 cup)
  • 2 tbsp lemon curd
  • Fresh mint, to garnish (optional)


  • Add the chopped kiwi fruit to a small saucepan with a couple of tablespoons of sugar. Cook over a medium heat so that the fruit releases its liquid to create a syrup. Bring to a gentle simmer, and cook for another 10 minutes or so, stirring regularly, until the mixture thickens. Be careful, as the jam will be incredibly hot - don't allow the pan to spit. Set aside to cool completely.
  • Whisk the whipping cream until it forms soft peaks (it's much quicker to do this with an electric mixer!). Add the mascarpone cheese, lemon curd, and most of the cooled kiwi jam (just hold back a tablespoon or so), and mix well to combine.
  • Smear most of the remaining kiwi jam around the inside of 4 small glasses, and add the kiwi lemon posset. Garnish with any remaining jam, and fresh mint if desired.


Note: Nutritional information is approximate, and will depend on exactly what ingredients you choose. Information above is for 1/4 of the recipe.

To add an extra twist to your homemade kiwi jam, make it with lime! This would be delicious made with SunGold kiwi fruits.

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Monday 20th of August 2018

The addition of the kiwi to the lemon posset sounds lovely. I always think kiwis need something with a little tang to balance their flavour


Thursday 3rd of August 2017

Gotta confess, from the get-go part of my motivation to make this would be so I could say "posset" as many times as possible. Ha! Seriously though, this sounds/looks exquisite. I love the simplicity of the ingredients list and can practically taste the sweet/tart/creamy mixture. Yum.

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

Saturday 26th of August 2017

Haha! It's definitely a good word ;)


Tuesday 13th of June 2017

Kiwi Jam looks incredible! would love to try it out


Thursday 8th of June 2017

Wow, it looks so delicious!!! You are so talented!!! Perfect for a happy summer:) Thanks for sharing.

Agness of Run Agness Run

Friday 2nd of June 2017

Refreshing and palatable dessert! I would love to try it, Becca!