A knickerbocker glory is a layered ice cream sundae that is served in a large tall conical glass to be eaten with a distinctive long spoon, particularly in the British Isles.

The knickerbocker glory, first described in the 1920s,[1] may contain ice cream, cream, fruit, meringue. Layers of these different sweet tastes are alternated in a tall glass and topped with different kinds of syrup, nuts, whipped cream and often a cherry.[2]

Popular Culture

In Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, it is mentioned that when the Dursleys and Harry head to the zoo, Harry eats the rest of Dudley's after the latter complains that his first Knickerbocker glory didn’t have enough ice cream on top.

Subject of "Knickerbocker", a song by British Band Fujiya & Miyagi

See also


  1. ^ "Knickerbocker Glory". Foods of England. Retrieved 20 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Liddell, Carolyn; Weir, Robin (1996). Frozen Desserts: The Definitive Guide to Making Ice Creams, Ices, Sorbets, Gelati, and Other Frozen Delights. St. Martin's Griffin. pp. 29, 33, 185. ISBN 978-0-312-14343-5. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 

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