Knickerbocker glory recipe (with CBD)


A Knickerbocker Glory Recipe comprises scoops of ice cream, fresh fruit, whipped cream, and an easy-to-make raspberry sauce that comes together in this delicious British treat. A Knickerbocker glory is a British dessert first made popular in the 1930s. Its contents are all layered in a tall ice cream glass, topped with whipped cream, and often a wafer cookie. The height of the glass is essential to add all the layers; however, the ingredients tend to vary depending on individual preferences. Even more, is the healing and soothing power of cannabidiol (CBD) that you can easily incorporate into this recipe. Let's discuss how to go about this seemingly very delicious recipe.

What is Knickerbocker Glory?

Knickerbocker was a label of the Dutch Settlers who went to the New World (America) and wore loose-fitting short trousers that gathered at the knees. Moreover, Knickerbocker refers to bloomer-like undergarments worn by women. By now, you're wondering how it's related to food. There's no clarity or precise explanation about the name’s origin. Although it's not a Dutch dessert, it's a famous English dessert. Also, Knickerbocker's glory is mentioned in one of Harry Potter's books. We know that Knickerbocker glory is all about layers, different sweetness levels, textures, and easily eating through those layers. To stand out, maintain the layers separate and the flavors contrasting.

What Is CBD In Knickerbocker Glory?

Cannabidiol is the scientific name for CBD. It's the compound in cannabis that doesn't get you high and is popping up in everything from sundaes to salads. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the active ingredient in cannabis that catapults users high. THC is psychoactive, while CBD may or may not be, which is still debatable. THC can increase anxiety, while CBD is claimed to reduce it. THC can lead to addiction and cravings, while CBD is being studied to help those in recovery. Kaul & Sahni (2021) showed that CBD might be able to help with certain sleep disorders and help you get a good night's sleep. Bitencourt & Takahashi (2018) showed that CBD might reduce the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). For patients with PTSD symptoms, CBD might help. These benefits have seen CBD as a supplement ingredient even in recipes.


  • 4 or 5 fresh strawberries.
  • Raspberry coulis is a simple and delicious sauce created from pureed and strained fruits or vegetables.
  • Ice cream (vanilla/strawberry ice cream).
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • A cookie; for garnishing


Put six ounces of fresh raspberries into a frying pan on medium-low heat. Put two tablespoons of sugar and half a teaspoon of lemon. Heat and stir softly to dissolve the sugar for about five minutes.

Mix the raspberry mix with puree in the blender. Gush the blend through a sieve into a dish and abandon the seeds. It might require you to press down on the mix to force it through. It will create for about three to four servings. Transfer to a squirt bottle or a container that you can use to drizzle the coulis over the ice cream. Chill until ready to serve.

The remaining coulis will stay fresh for about a week when refrigerated in an airtight container.

Assemble the Knickerbocker glory by alternating the fresh fruit between layers of ice cream in a sundae dish. You can sprinkle in crushed pistachios as desired.

Top with whipped cream, crushed pistachios, and a drizzle of raspberry lingonberry coulis. Enjoy at the zoo or any place of your comfort.

Making Whipped Cream at Home

One can utilize store-bought whipped cream for Knickerbocker glory. However, making whipped cream at home takes just minutes to create, and it's undoubtedly rich and wonderful. You only require heavy cream and sugar. Mix a quarter cup of cream and two teaspoons of sugar into a small mixing dish. Blend till cream attains a soft peak for about 2 to 4 minutes.


Feel free to adjust the ingredients in this recipe by adding your preferred toppings like sprinkles, nuts, candies, or your favorite ice cream flavor. The most common and favorite fruits for most people are raspberries and strawberries; however, blueberries and blackberries are great too. Try mixing berries and stone fruits such as peaches, plums, or apricots during late summer and early autumn.

James (2003) showed that to make stone fruits, you rinse and add a syrup made from 50% sugar and 50% water that has been boiled. Let the fruits in the boiling liquid for two minutes, then leave to cool in the liquid.

Why You Might Love This Recipe

A Knickerbocker glory is a British dessert first made popular in the 1930s. It's a unique sundae made with fresh fruit, ice cream, and fruit sauce, all heaped in a tall ice cream glass, topped up with whipped cream, and often a wafer cookie. Often, the ingredients may vary based on personal preferences, but the height of the glass is important so you can add all the layers.


Knickerbocker glory is a simple dessert that takes only a few minutes to prepare and even a few ingredients. You'll only need fresh fruit, whipped cream, ice cream, and a fruit sauce or syrup. Although very simple to prepare, impressive-looking when assembled. Both children and adults will like it. I reckon Knickerbocker Glory will make a bit of a comeback on restaurant menus. They are lovely and colorful and can be tweaked and adapted according to the season. For instance, autumn fruits would make a great sundae providing great colors after those bright summer reds. Otherwise, if it's your first time, enjoy making this amazing, irresistible sundae, and if you're a veteran, continue basking in its goodness.


Bitencourt, R. M., & Takahashi, R. N. (2018). Cannabidiol as a therapeutic alternative for post-traumatic stress disorder: From bench research to confirmation in human trials. Frontiers in neuroscience, 12, 502.

James, I. F. (2003). AD03E Preservation of fruit and vegetables (No. 3). Agronomist Foundation.

Kaul, M., Zee, P. C., & Sahni, A. S. (2021). Effects of cannabinoids on sleep and their therapeutic potential for sleep disorders. Neurotherapeutics, 18(1), 217-227.

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