When you are getting ready to serve something unique to your guests, Here is a novel dessert and a drink that will surely be a hit for your party.

Lemon posset

This is a unique lemon based dessert recipe that will be complete when you serve it with shortbread of sugared almond made at home.


Ingredients required

  • 600 ml of double cream
  • 200 gm of golden castor sugar
  • Zest of 3 lemons and juice of 75 ml
  • 140 gm of butter
  • 140 gm of plain flour
  • 85 gm of castor sugar for dusting
  • 50 gm of ground rice
  • 85 gm of flaked almonds


You can make the posset by putting the cream in a big saucepan along with sugar. Gently heat the mixture till the sugar melts. Bring to a simmer and allow the mixture to boil for about a minute. Turn off the heat and add in the lemon juice and zest. Divide the mixture in glasses or bowls and allow cooling. Once the mixture has cooled, chill for about three hours or 24 hours. The shortbread can be made by preheating the oven. Mix the flour and butter in a food processor. Put the mixture in a bowl and add in the ground rice, almonds and sugar. Line the tin with baking parchment. Put in the mixture and make it flat. Sprinkle sugar on top and bake for about 25 to 30 min. Once the shortbread is done cut into shards and serve with the posset.

A cocktail of custard and rhubarb

This is a wonderful drink, which is vodka based and is sure to wow your guests who would not have tasted something like this before.


  • 85 gm of castor sugar
  • 300 gm of chopped rhubarb
  • 100 ml of vodka
  • 30 ml of advocate
  • 75 ml of lemonade

Photo by Allan Zepeda

How to make?

You need to begin by making the rhubarb syrup. This can be done by placing the castor sugar in 75 ml water and heating gently in a pan till the sugar mixes. Add in the chopped rhubarb. Cover with a lid and allow the water to come to a boil. Simmer in covered position for a duration of five minutes. The rhubarb should be just tender. Once the heat is turned off the contents can be put through a fine sieve. Squeeze out the juice and put it back to boiling till it becomes a syrupy mixture. Pour into a jug and leave to cool. Place in the fridge for cooling. Chill cocktail glasses and add shards of rhubarb in iced water. Whisk advocate and lemonade with ice in a jug. Divide the rhubarb and vodka mixture among the glasses. Add in the advocaat mixture and add the rhubarb shreds to garnish. This will surely act as a delightful and unique drink to serve to your guests. For Sweet and Salty Caramel Dessert Recipy Go Here. These recipes can be tried for surprises at home or for special occasions, as you prefer. You could also look up healthy and diet friendly recipes that go light on the calories and punch in the goodness of wholesome ingredients like fruits.