Knickerbocker glory

Try Arthur Potts Dawsons rather sophisticated version of Britains much-loved ice cream dessert
By Arthur Potts Dawson
Knickerbocker glory
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  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 4 prunes
  • a few drops balsamic vinegar
  • ice cream, different flavours, such as chocolate, vanilla cookie and salted caramel
  • 1/4 jars jam, or compote, such as Pear and Vanilla
  • 100 ml double cream, whipped to soft peak consistency
  • 2 Flake chocolate bars, broken in half
  • 4 glacĂ© cherries


1. Place a prune at the bottom of each knickerbocker glass. Squash it down with the end of a wooden spoon and add 2 drops of balsamic vinegar to each glass.

2. Top the prune with a scoop of ice cream, and then put a thin layer of jam or compote on top.

3. Repeat this process with more ice cream and another layer of compote/jam. Put one more layer of ice cream on top.

4. Put the cream into a piping bag and pipe cream in a spiral shape over the top of the ice cream.

5. Push half a Flake into the cream in each glass and top with a glacé cherry. Serve immediately, before the ice cream melts!

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