Black Forest knickerbockers

  • serves 2
  • Easy

Knickerbocker glories were made for a freestyle approach – use fresh fruit in the summer and vary the sauce, cake and ice cream as you fancy.



  • pitted black cherries in syrup 425g tin, drained
  • kirsch 1 tbsp (optional)
  • double chocolate muffin 1, sliced
  • vanilla ice cream 2 small scoops
  • cherry or chocolate ice cream 2 small scoops
  • double cream 100ml, lightly whipped with 1 tbsp icing sugar
  • grated chocolate or chopped toasted almonds to serve

chocolate sauce

  • golden syrup 2 tbsp
  • dark chocolate 100g, broken into pieces


  • Step 1

    To make the chocolate sauce, bring 80ml water to the boil with the golden syrup.

    Remove from the heat and add the broken chocolate, stirring until the sauce is smooth.

  • Step 2

    Toss the cherries with the kirsch, if using, and put a few in the base of each serving glass. Top with a slice of muffin, a scoop of each ice cream and some chocolate sauce.

    Repeat the layers, finishing with a spoonful of cream, a cherry and a drizzle of sauce. Sprinkle with grated chocolate and chopped almonds.