The knickerbocker is made of a mix of fruits (slices of mango, banana, apple, and watermelon), gelatin, shaved ice, and sweet milk, with a scoop of ice cream on top. It doesn’t look much, but it’s actually very sweet.
- A variety of chopped fruit, such as strawberries, bananas, melon, grapes, and peaches
- Vanilla ice cream
- Fruit syrup, traditionally peach or raspberry sauce
- Clotted cream
- Whipped cream (only if clotted cream is not available)
- Ice cream wafer
- Chopped hazlenuts (optional)
- Get a tall glass (like the type traditionally used to serve milk shakes).
- Chop fruit into small slices or pieces. Ideally use colorful fruits like peaches, grapes, strawberries, melon or banana. Place these in the base of the glass.
- Add three scoops of ice cream on top of the fruit. A minimum 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream is the usual amount.
- Pour a fruit sauce over the ice cream – Melba (peach) or raspberry sauce is traditional.
- Top this with Clotted cream (or thick whipped cream).
- Put a cherry on top and add an ice cream wafer. Other toppings include nuts, jelly, fresh fruit
Serve chilled along with a long ice cream spoon and a large napkin.