Knickerbocker Glory Recipe – scoops of ice cream, fresh fruit, whipped cream, and an easy to make raspberry sauce come together in this delicious British treat.
Have you ever heard of a Knickerbocker Glory?
This incredible dessert was certainly new to me! My daughter and I discovered it at a restaurant in London and had to try it.
I’m so glad we did too!
If you’ve been following me on my travel Instagram, you’ve probably seen all of the pictures from our fabulous trip to London and Paris. We had a wonderful time!
My kids had so much fun exploring new foods while on our trip. Fortunately, trying new foods doesn’t scare them.
They were curious to try Blood Pudding and they absolutely loved Bangers and Mash.
Hands down, my daughter’s favorite food find was this Knickerbocker Glory and I’m certainly not surprised!
We discovered this sweet dessert at a restaurant in the heart of London and saw it on many other menus throughout the city.
Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese is a wonderful restaurant to visit if you’re visiting London. It opened in the 1600’s and as you can imagine, is full of history. I’ll be telling you more about this historic restaurant where Charles Dickens dined in a later travel post.
What is a Knickerbocker Glory?
This simple Knickerbocker Glory recipe reminds me of an ice cream parlor sundae.
It consists of slices of fresh fruit, scoops of vanilla and strawberry ice cream, whipped cream and a wonderful raspberry sauce served in a tall glass.
While researching the origin of this British dessert, I learned that it was first made popular in the 1930’s.
Traditionally, it’s a combination of fresh fruit, fruit sauce and ice cream all layered in a tall ice cream glass and topped with whipped cream and often a wafer cookie.
The ingredients tend to vary based on individual preferences but the height of the glass is important so all the layers can be added.
How To Make A Knickerbocker Glory
This was the variation my daughter enjoyed in London. I wanted to recreate the recipe exactly as we had it.
I used fresh strawberries on the bottom.
Then added layers of the other ingredients; a spoonful of raspberry coulis followed by a scoop of strawberry vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, a scoop of vanilla ice cream followed by a small spoonful of whipped cream and additional raspberry coulis.
The idea is to continue to add layers of ingredients until you reach the top of the glass.
How To Make A Raspberry Coulis
(a coulis is simply a thick sauce made from pureed and strained vegetables or fruits)
Place 6 ounces of fresh raspberries into a saucepan on medium-low heat.
Add 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice. Heat and stir gently until sugar is completely dissolved, about 5 minutes.
Remove from heat.
Pour the raspberry mixture into a blender and puree.
Pour mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl; discard the seeds. You might have to press down on the mixture to allow it to flow through.
This will make enough for 3 to 4 servings.
Store the remaining coulis in a covered container in the refrigerator. It will stay good for about a week.
Other Ice Cream Recipes
Knickerbocker Glory Recipe
- 4-5 strawberries , sliced
- 1/8 cup raspberry coulis
- 1 scoop vanilla ice cream
- 1 scoop strawberry ice cream
- 1/2 cup whipped cream
- cookie (to garnish)
- Place a few of the sliced strawberries on the bottom of the glass.
- Add a spoonful of raspberry coulis.
- Top with vanilla ice cream.
- Add whipped cream.
- Top with strawberry ice cream.
- Add whipped cream.
- Drizzle raspberry coulis over top.
- Garnish with cookie.
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