Mary Berry’s knickerbocker glory Recipe

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20 min

You can’t beat a classic knickerbocker glory especially when it’s made by sweet tooth Mary Berry. With homemade ice cream and a handful of fresh fruits layered throughout, this ice cream recipe is a simple dessert that can be enjoyed by the whole family


  • For the ice cream
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 300 ml double cream
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • For the sundae
  • Crushed fresh pineapple
  • Raspberry puree
  • Whipped cream
  • Fresh raspberries
  • Variations of ice cream flavours:
  • Ginger - omit vanilla extract, add 100g chopped stemmed ginger and 4tbsps of syrup from the jar.
  • Coffee and Brandy - omit vanilla extract, add 2-3tbsps coffee essence and 2tbsps brandy.
  • Raspberry or Strawberry - omit vanilla extract, add 150ml of sieved raspberry puree or 150ml strawberry puree.
  • Rum and Raisin - omit vanilla extract. Soak 100g of raisins in 4tbsps rum for 2 hours. Then stir into ice cream.


  • Whisk the egg whites until stiff in a large bowl with an electric hand whisk or in a free standing mixer. Once the egg whites look like cloud, gradually add the sugar a spoonful at a time, still whisking on maximum speed until stiff and glossy.

  • In a separate bowl, whisk the cream until forms soft peaks and fold into the meringue mixture. Stir in the egg yolks and vanilla extract, mix until combined.

  • Pour into plastic container and freeze until needed.

  • Layer 3 scoops of ice cream with with crushed fresh pineapple, raspberry puree and whipped cream and decorate with fresh raspberries or cherries.

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Serve in a tall sundae glass if you have one