Posset Cuchulainn with Irish Lace Cookies

  • Active Time 15m
  • Total Time 4h 15m
  • Rating ****

Serves 4

In the Middle Ages, a posset was a drink made of hot milk, wine or ale, sugar, and spices. Sometimes a beaten egg was added to make it even richer. This modern posset, named in honor of an ancient Irish hero, uses fresh orange juice and a dash of Irish whiskey. A nice complement is an Irish Lace Cookie.


  • Juice of 2 oranges
  • 1/2 cup superfine sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups heavy cream
  • Dash of Irish whiskey

  • Powdered sugar
  • Irish Lace Cookies


Stir orange juice and sugar in heavy medium saucepan over medium heat. Boil until mixture is reduced by half, about 10 minutes. Add cream and whiskey. Bring to boil. Remove from heat. Spoon cream mixture into four 6-ounce wine glasses. Refrigerate until cold, about 4 hours.

Place each wine glass in center of dessert plate. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve with Irish Lace Cookies.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 4708

nutrition information per serving

918 calories; 66g total fat; 215mg cholesterol; 327mg sodium; 81g carbohydrates; 2g fiber; 6g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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