Friday, September 12, 2008

Knickerbocker Glory

The Knickerbocker Glory was first introduced in the 1930's and and was usually made by adding layers of ice cream sitting on top of fruit, and was presented in a tall glass with fruit sauce, whipped cream and was topped with a cherry and wafer, but today, there is no precise recipe.
It is named after long stockings called knickerbockers, which were once popular among young girls and have red and white stripes, as does the Knickerbocker Glory. Here's How To Make One:
  • Obtain 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) sauce is traditional.
  • Top this with thick whipped cream.
  • Top with a cherry and add an ice cream wafer. Other toppings could include nuts or more fruit sauce.
  • Serve chilled along with a long ice cream spoon and a big napkin.
  • Enjoy!
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