Knickerbocker Glory

I’m rereading Harry Potter for the umpteenth time.

I just love Harry Potter.  In these trying times, I needed Harry Potter!  The escape from reality, the magic, the triumph over evil.  Yes, this is exactly that I need right now.

Every time I’ve read the first Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, I’ve read chapter 2 and wondered what exactly the treat Harry enjoyed at the zoo, Knickerbocker Glory, was?

This year, I finally decided to look it up.  It turns out a Knickerbocker Glory is basically a parfait/ice cream sundae type treat.  It typically includes a vanilla custard (or ice cream), a berry sauce, fresh fruit, and nuts.

It was definitely time to give this a try with homemade strawberry sauce, of course!  Now, I’m usually a chocolate sauce and ice cream type of girl, but I’m willing to make an exception for this!

The fresh fruit combined with the homemade strawberry sauce & vanilla ice cream is perfection!  Knickerbocker Glory is the perfect summertime treat!

Knickerbocker Glory
Adapted from BBC  Food

Vanilla ice cream
Fresh fruit (I used strawberries & blackberries)
Chopped nuts (I used walnuts)

Scoop the ice cream into bowls.  Top with strawberry sauce and fruit.  Add another scoop of ice cream.  Top with additional strawberry sauce and fruit.  Sprinkle chopped nuts on top.  Serve immediately.