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.

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  • 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)
  • Cherry
  • Ice cream wafer
  • Chopped hazlenuts (optional)


  1. Get a tall glass (like the type traditionally used to serve milk shakes).
  2. 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.
  3. Add three scoops of ice cream on top of the fruit. A minimum 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream is the usual amount.
  4. Pour a fruit sauce over the ice cream – Melba (peach) or raspberry sauce is traditional.
  5. 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
  6. Serve chilled along with a long ice cream spoon and a large napkin.