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Knickerbocker Glory

Vijaya Selvaraju

This popular British dessert is like a sundae, but better, with loads of ice cream, fruit, wafers and more!

Knickerbocker Glory


  • Vanilla ice cream

  • Strawberry ice cream

  • Raspberry gelato

  • Raspberry jello, prepared according to package instructions and cut into cubes

  • Peach puree

  • Raspberry puree

  • Confectioner's sugar

  • Diced fresh mango

  • Diced fresh pineapple

  • Raspberries

  • Crispy meringue

  • Whipped cream

  • Toasted flaked almonds

  • Chocolate wafer cigars

  • Maraschino cherries


  1. Strain peach and raspberry purees into separate bowls. Add a little bit of confectioner's sugar to each, mix, and taste to see if is to your liking.

  2. To assemble, layer ice creams, jello, fruit purees, chopped fruit, and meringue in a tall glass. Top with a generous dollop of whipped cream, and garnish with almonds, chocolate wafers, and a maraschino cherry. Enjoy!

Knickerbocker Glory




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- If you're a diehard Harry Potter fan then you'll definitely get this food reference. Remember the time that Dudley had his birthday at the zoo and he ordered a knickerbocker glory? What's a knickerbocker glory? Well, it's a really popular British dessert. It's like an ice cream sundae and has tons of different ice creams and jellies and meringue and fruit. And Dudley complained that he did not have enough ice cream in his knickerbocker glory. And so today, what I thought I'd do, was make a huge one, and instead of giving it to Dudley, I'm gonna give it to my favorite, Harry Potter. Wanna get started? Let's do it. Alright, so I have so many amazing things that are go into this knickerbocker glory. I have some mango, pineapple, some meringue, different fruit coulis, jellies. I think I'm gonna start with the jellies. So look at this jar. It's gonna be so big! I'm so excited. Alright so I have some raspberry jelly. So pretty! And I have a ton of ice cream too. So I think I'm gonna start with a little bit of strawberry. Just like get on in there, yum! So knickerbocker glory is a really popular summertime dessert in Britain. You can just make it with just about any fruit or ice cream or syrups that you have on hand. And now I think I'll go in with some mango. Does that sound good to you guys? A little bit of mango. Yum! And what else should I go in with? Hmm? Maybe some raspberry sorbet. I like using raspberry sorbet 'cause it's kinda tart, kinda sweet, and the color is so pretty. I think I'm gonna go in with some nuts, for a little bit of crunch. Super festive! And, some chopped up pineapple! Super fresh. And now I have a ton of vanilla ice cream. And you know what? I'm gonna use the same scoop 'cause I think the colors blending into each other are super pretty. I'm just gonna do one o' these. We're just gonna go in with the whole thing. Why not? Especially since it's for Harry. I feel like Harry got shafted in the books, so we're gonna make up for that. Alright, what do we have left? Oh, raspberries! All over the top! I have some meringue. They're super crunchy and crispy and I think they add a great texture to this. I'm running outta space! What else do I have left? Syrup! So we have some peach coulis. Oh and I love how it's drippin' down to the bottom. Some raspberry coulis, yum! This is like a work of art right here. Alright, and now we're gonna go in, with, look at this, so much whipped cream! Oh my gosh, this is like a dream come true right now! Holy smokes! And then I'm gonna go in with some maraschino cherries. Just over the top like this. And then we had wafer sticks. And then I think, the piece de resistance, some more nuts over the top. And that is a big knickerbocker glory, and it's all for you Harry Potter.