posset

noun
pos·​set | \ˈpä-sət \

Definition of posset 

: a hot drink of sweetened and spiced milk curdled with ale or wine

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Some of other dishes scattered throughout the service will be snacks like dashi popcorn and dessert like lemon posset. Justin Phillips, San Francisco Chronicle, "James Syhabout adds four-course prix fixe menu to Oakland’s CDP," 9 Apr. 2018 And Ms. Billups has transformed the desserts: lemon-thyme posset with shortbread, apple brown-sugar cheesecake with apple cider caramel and a dusting of brown butter sugar. Steve Reddicliffe, New York Times, "Mohonk’s Farm-to-Table Rebirth," 1 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of posset

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for posset

Middle English poshet, possot

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