Mary Berry's knickerbocker glory recipe

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This knickerbocker glory is a classic Mary Berry recipe that’s simple & quick dessert to rustle up. Perfect for the kids & it's layered with fruit too

Preparation Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins plus freezing
Cost RangeCheap

Mary Berry's knickerbocker glory is a real treat for the whole family. Ready in only 20 mins this stacked ice cream sundae makes the perfect weekend treat.

You can't beat classic Mary Berry's 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. In just four steps and 20 minutes of your time, you could have this impressive ice cream sundae piled high. This has to be one of the easiest Mary Berry recipes ever!

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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.




  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Pour into plastic container and freeze until needed.
  4. Layer 3 scoops of ice cream with with crushed fresh pineapple, raspberry puree and whipped cream and decorate with fresh raspberries or cherries.
Top Tip for making Mary Berry's knickerbocker glory

Serve in a tall sundae glass if you have one

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Mary Berry
Celebrity baker

Mary Berry CBE is one of the most loved celebrity chefs in the country. In her early 80s, she’s been on our screens showing us how to make the most delicious recipes and sweet treats for over 50 years! Mary is probably most famous for being one of the original judges on The Great British Bake Off, where she put contestants through their paces for nine years before leaving the show when it made its controversial move from the BBC to Channel Four.