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White Chocolate Champagne Possets

February 3, 2018
White Chocolate and Champagne Dessert

My husband laughs at me when I use words like “posset” and “ramekin“. What? I thought such words were in everyone’s daily vocabulary! Maybe just in the baking world.

Anyhow, I love possets! They’re almost always a thick, creamy dessert. Usually lemon, or other another piquant fruit – but I’m flavouring mine with champagne and white chocolate. The dryness of the drink contrasts beautifully with the sweetness of white chocolate. I’ve heard that you don’t find possets often in the USA, so I’ll describe them how I described them to my American friend: they’re like the nice part of the cheesecake, but without any cheese in them.

Vertical Photo of Champagne and White Chocolate Posset

It makes sense though. The word is old-English from around the 1400s, where a hot dessert would be made from boiled milk, ale, and cinnamon – so actually, adding champagne isn’t that far off!

Possets (in my humble opinion) should also always be served with a little biscuit on the side! Unfortunately, in my itty bitty kitchen, we don’t have an oven so I’ll have to save a “white chocolate and champagne shortbread” recipe for when we move to somewhere bigger. In the mean time, serve with your favourite one instead. I’ve chosen Whittard of Chelsea’s Queen of Hearts Strawberry Shortbread.

White Chocolate and Champagne Dessert

This particular recipe is absolutely gorgeous and with only four ingredients, amazingly simple too. The combination of champagne with white chocolate is deliciously boozy, but also elegantly feminine (and who wouldn’t want to serve up the relatively un-heard-of dessert). A great dish for bridal showers, afternoon tea with the ladies, or making for mothers day! I’m also making these in the run-up to Valentines Day. Whilst I can’t see my own other-half enjoying these as much as I do, I almost always enjoy celebrating ‘Galentines’ Day the day before, and I know these are going to be a huge hit!

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Champagne and White Chocolate Possets

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 Large Desserts

Ingredients

  • 150 g White Chocolate
  • 45 ml Champagne
  • 200 g Double Cream
  • 15 g Caster Sugar
  • Gold or White Chocolate Sprinkles To Decorate

Instructions

  1. Melt the white chocolate in a small bowl over hot water or in the microwave.

  2. When fully melted, mix in the champagne until fully mixed through.

  3. Manually, or with an electronic whisker, whisk the double cream, sugar and slowly fold in the white chocolate mix.

  4. Continue whisking until the cream begins to hold its shape.

  5. Spoon or pipe into small glasses or ramekins, dust with sprinkles or edible glitter, and lick the spoon clean.

  6. Leave to set in the fridge for a few hours.

Top Down View of Champagne and White Chocolate Posset

How do you like your champagne? Have you ever tried making a boozy dessert before? On what occasion would you like to serve this to guests? Let me know in the comments below!

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51 Comments

  • Reply Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine February 3, 2018 at 11:29 am

    The gold sprinkles are beautiful! And so is everything else about this dessert 🙂 So unique.

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon February 3, 2018 at 11:30 am

      Thanks so much Michelle! 🙂

  • Reply Gloria W. February 3, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    never tried this but I am now excited

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon February 3, 2018 at 12:47 pm

      I hope you enjoy them if you do, Gloria! 🙂

  • Reply ariscott February 3, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    Being from the States, I’ve never heard of possets but this looks incredible. And I love white chocolate! Might have to add this to my recipes-to-try list.

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon February 3, 2018 at 1:03 pm

      Ooh, I hope you do try it and enjoy it as much as we did! 🙂

  • Reply Emily February 3, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    This is so perfect for valentines, they sound absolutely delicious!

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon February 3, 2018 at 2:24 pm

      Thanks so much Emily! 🙂

  • Reply debi February 3, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    This dessert is so impressive! I’d love to serve them at a fancy party or for Valentine’s day!

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon February 3, 2018 at 2:47 pm

      Thanks Debi! 🙂

  • Reply Julia February 3, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    White chocolate champagne possets? Never tried any but love what I see 🙂

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon February 3, 2018 at 3:05 pm

      I hope you enjoy them Julia! Thanks for the comment! 🙂

  • Reply foodtasticmom2013 February 3, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    I have never heard the term posset! But these sound and look amazing. Perfect for Valentine’s Day. Loving the gold sprinkles on top too!

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon February 3, 2018 at 4:46 pm

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Reply Maggie @ Mama Maggie's Kitchen February 3, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    This is when I wish the screen was edible. NOM!

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon February 3, 2018 at 4:47 pm

      Awww, haha thank you so much for your kind words!

  • Reply Kiki Johnson February 3, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    This has Valentine’s Day written all over it! I love the golden sprinkles on top! It gives it such a festive look!

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon February 3, 2018 at 6:40 pm

      Thanks so much Kiki!

  • Reply florealzz February 3, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    I have never heard of possets! This seems like such a gorgeous drink! 😍 Looks so tasty too, would love to try it out! 💛

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon February 3, 2018 at 6:48 pm

      Oooh, you should make it! I certainly loved this. And possets are definitely a big thing over here in the UK!

      • Reply florealzz February 3, 2018 at 6:50 pm

        For sure! And knowing it tastes like cheesecake, but without having to make one, just made it 1000 times better!! ❤❤❤

  • Reply The Cozy Pages February 3, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    I use the word ramekin… and now I can use posset. Thanks for that!

  • Reply Namrata February 3, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    Love everything about this dessert. I don’t drink alcohol but would love to try it this way.

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon February 3, 2018 at 11:03 pm

      It can easily be made without – or a swap for a fizzy elderflower would work just as well!

  • Reply sproutingzenjen February 3, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    Add me to the list of people who have never heard the term ”possets” haha. But they do indeed sound delicious, and creamy, and adding champagne was a wonderful idea. yum.

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon February 3, 2018 at 11:04 pm

      Thanks so much! Haha… I am in a minority of 1 who loves possets!

  • Reply Sheila February 4, 2018 at 11:27 am

    I’d definitely try this, bookmarked! Thanks!

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon February 4, 2018 at 11:40 am

      Thanks Sheila! Enjoy it when you do!! 😀

  • Reply Michelle Gebert February 4, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    This looks beautiful. I wonder how easy it will be to make it dairy free 🙂 I have not found a cream substitute I am happy with.

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon February 4, 2018 at 12:29 pm

      I can recommend Cashew Cream – but I’ve not tried it myself. Its very highly recommended as a cream substitute in a load of recipes. I personally prefer the taste of cream made with almonds, but thats just me! Let me know how it goes if you try it!

  • Reply Erin February 4, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    This dessert sounds wonderful. I’ve never heard of possets but I’m very excited to try your recipe! I’m a big fan of all these ingredients, so it sounds perfect! Thank you for sharing and I’ve bookmarked this recipe.

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon February 4, 2018 at 3:53 pm

      Thank you so much Erin for the kind comment! I hope you love this as much as I do!

  • Reply thegirlnextshore February 4, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    I’m admittedly not a creamy dessert type of person, but I love creating creamy things, and this looks deceptively simple BUT delicious! I’d love to recreate this and surprise! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon February 4, 2018 at 3:53 pm

      Thanks so much for the comment! 🙂

  • Reply Charlotte Snowball February 4, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    Oh my! These look incredible, will definitely be trying these 🙂

  • Reply taylorbateson February 4, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    Yummy!!! I need to try this!!

  • Reply Wanda February 4, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    I love champagne and tend to only enjoy it in a glass. Yes to booze in desserts all the time lol. These look amazing and something I need to try. Going to pin this recipe for later!

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon February 4, 2018 at 6:04 pm

      Thanks so much Wanda for pinning it too! Hope you enjoy it when you try it! 😀

  • Reply tableandachair February 4, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    These look like the perfect valentines day treat!!

  • Reply Chynna February 5, 2018 at 9:17 am

    This looks absolutely delicious and I am now craving one at 9AM in the morning, aha! Will deffo bookmark this recipe!

  • Reply Sally February 5, 2018 at 9:27 am

    I absolutely adore a creamy dessert so posset is firmly in my vocabulary. Your food photography is stunning

  • Reply Parth Rathod February 7, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    this looks delicious, good work

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  • Reply Lily Kaitlyn February 9, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    This looks elegant and delicious. The combination of champagne and white chocolate is interesting and I love how easily this can be prepared with few ingredients. Would love to try this for Valentines instead of a regular champagne over dinner. Thanks for sharing, Mairi!

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon February 9, 2018 at 6:28 pm

      Absolutely! Thats what I love about this too – super easy to whip up, especially in batch before a big dinner party! Thanks so much for the comment, Lily!

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