“They ate in the zoo restaurant, and when Dudley has a tantrum because his knickerbocker glory didn’t have enough ice cream on top, Uncle Vernon bought him another one and Harry was allowed to finish the first.”
-Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, J.K. Rowling
A super simple recipe for a weekend dessert or a Harry Potter party. According to The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets, the Knickerbocker Glory is inspired by the US sundae. They state the following is required:
- A taller sundae glass
- Chocolate syrup at the base
- 3 scoops of ice cream
- Alternate layers of various fruits
- Topped with whipped cream
- Maraschino or glace cherry
- a tall sundae spoon
- vanilla ice cream
- a variety of fruit, e.g. peaches, oranges, raspberries
- chocolate sauce
- whipped cream
- maraschino or glace cherry
- In a tall sundae glass, squirt the chocolate sauce into the bottom.
- Add three scoops of vanilla ice cream, then continue to layer, fruit, then ice cream, until you reach the top.
- Top off with ice cream, then swirl whipped cream on top.
- Garnish with a cherry and serve with a tall sundae spoon.
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