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Knickerbocker Glory Recipe

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.

An ice cream sundae filled with scoops of vanilla ice cream and topped with a raspberry syrup garnished with a mint leaf and a wafer cookie plated next to three strawberries, a spoon, and a paper straw all on a burlap cloth with a pool in the background

Have you ever heard of a Knickerbocker Glory? My daughter and I discovered it at a restaurant in London and had to try it.

I’m so glad we did too!

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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.

Knickerbocker Glory Recipe plated on a burlap cloth next to three whole strawberries, a spoon, and a paper straw with a pool in the background

What is a Knickerbocker Glory?

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.

What Is In A Knickerbocker Glory?

This knickerbocker glory features fresh fruit, scoops of vanilla and strawberry ice cream, whipped cream and a wonderful raspberry sauce served in a tall glass.

Knickerbocker Glory garnished with a wafer cookie plated next to two strawberries on a burlap cloth with a pool in the background

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.

Enjoy!

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Knickerbocker Glory Recipe One Dish Kitchen
How To Make A Raspberry Coulis

(a coulis is a thick sauce made from pureed and strained vegetables or fruits)

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

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Knickerbocker Glory Recipe | One Dish Kitchen

Best Knickerbocker Glory For One

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Keywords: ice cream
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 558kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

To Make A Raspberry Coulis...
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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 558kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 35g | Cholesterol: 211mg | Sodium: 138mg | Potassium: 471mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 2585IU | Vitamin C: 44.9mg | Calcium: 241mg | Iron: 0.2mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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7 thoughts on “Knickerbocker Glory Recipe”

  1. Denay DeGuzman

    5 stars
    What a scrumptious-looking treat that’s perfect for hot summer nights! It’s so wonderful that you were able to recreate your daughter’s favorite vacation recipe and share it here on your beautiful blog. Now I too want a little Knickerbocker Glory!

  2. Looks so creamy and delicious. Never had of coulis before guess I’ve been under a rock, need to try this definitely something my son would clear up in minutes. Thank you for sharing.

  3. I kept thinking that delicious treat reminded me of something…and then I realized – it’s like the British version of a parfait!

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