Cooking Through the Decades..

A little while back Rennie Heartburn kindly asked me to take part in a fun recipe challenge, Cooking Through the Decades.

The idea of the post is to recreate one of my favourite and iconic recipes of a from a decade of my choice.

Two of my all time favourite recipes sprang mind; Prawn Cocktail and The Knickerbocker Glory.

Not in the same dish though, hehe. Both still all time favourite recipes of mine which I discovered in the 80’s.

Knowing me and my children well, we would both pick out the sweet recipe first every time. So I pick a special back to school treat for them!

The Knickerbocker Glory was first described in the 1920. They consists of layers of fruit, ice cream, fruit syrups, whipped cream and a cherry on top. All served up in a tall glass and eaten with a long teaspoon.

How yummy!?

I remember having my first ever Knickerbocker Glory at around 13 years old. We were on holiday in Blackpool. We had been out for the night, most properly finishing off our night in the slots ( as a child that was my favourite thing to do in Blackpool!)  and walking to our hotel. I could not believe my eyes when we walked by an ice cream parlor, open and full of people eating ice creams. I just gazed inside. “Ice cream being sold late a night.!?” I can imagine my eyes were sparking! My dad said, come on lets go and try one. Oh my… It tasted amazing… I felt so lucky!

Here is my take on The Knickerbocker Glory . We all loved them. They tasted great. My daughter keeps asking “when are you making them again mum?” “Just wait till we go shopping” I replied!!

Serves 4


  • 1 x 125g pot of ready made strawberry jelly
  • 1 x 410g (drained 240g) of peach slices and cut into halves
  • 8 Biscoff Caramelised Biscuits (or any biscuits you have to hand) 
  • 8 Ice cream scoops of vanilla soft scoop ice cream
  • 300g of fresh strawberries
  • 200g frozen raspberries, thawed
  • 1 Tablespoon of icing sugar
  • 4 Glazed cherries
  • Squirty cream
    You will also need :

  • Smoothie maker or blender
  • Sieve
  • 4 medium sized serving glasses


  1. Defrost the raspberries before using. In a smoothie maker/blender, place the defrosted raspberries and icing sugar into and blitzs until smooth. Sieve to remove all the little seeds and set aside.
  2. Chop the peach slice, set aside. Wash, hull and chop the strawberries, set aside. Place the biscuits into a food bag and bash with a rolling pin to make into crumbs, set aside.
  3. Ready to get the ice cream out the freezer and start layering.
  4. In the bottom of the glass share out the ready made jelly into all 4 glasses.
  5. Next layer up all the ingredients into all 4 glasses.
  6. Half the biscuit crumbs, half the peaches, 1 scoop of ice cream into each, half the strawberries, the other half of peaches, another scoop of ice cream, other half of strawberries, drizzle the raspberry sauce on top of each, add the squirty cream, place a cherry on top and sprinkle rest of the crushed biscuits.

Do you like treat like this?

About this post:

I got sent a voucher to pick up some ingredients as part of the Cooking Though The Decades campaign. All thoughts are my own. I was not paid for this post.

Claire Justine

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  1. Heather{Our Life In a Click}
    27th April 2016 / 11:43 am

    This sounds so good! I love the idea of choosing something from a favorite decade!

    • Claire
      1st May 2016 / 5:55 pm

      Thanks Heather, I am going to recreate lots of my favourites now!!

  2. Kim Carberry
    27th April 2016 / 12:35 pm

    Ohh yum! That looks so good. My grandad would get me a Knickerbocker Glory once a week when he picked me up from school. heheheI think I will have to try my girls with one of these x

    • Claire
      1st May 2016 / 5:56 pm

      Aww, how lovely of him Kim 🙂

  3. Tamar SB
    27th April 2016 / 2:27 pm

    Mm, that looks tasty!!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      2nd May 2016 / 5:25 am

      Thanks Tamar, they were great 🙂

  4. Elegance and Mommyhood
    27th April 2016 / 3:27 pm

    Tasty and delish as always with your recipes and meals. Please do come by tomorrow morning and linkup a beauty/style/fashion/shopping post with me. I promise you will like tomorrow's post. Thank you and Happy Hump Day!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      1st May 2016 / 5:57 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Ada 🙂

  5. Margarett Murphy
    27th April 2016 / 5:01 pm

    These look amazing!

    • Claire
      1st May 2016 / 5:57 pm

      Thanks, they tasted great too 🙂

  6. Nikki Galloway
    27th April 2016 / 9:28 pm

    This looks so yummy!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      1st May 2016 / 5:58 pm

      Aww, thank you Nikki 🙂

  7. pixiedusk
    29th April 2016 / 5:54 pm

    This looks so lush! The photos and how the fruits are glistening! Ihavent had this before but I am so curious & wants to try one! #pocolo

    • Clairejustine oxox
      3rd May 2016 / 6:40 pm

      Aww, thanks lovely 🙂

  8. Stone Cottage Adventures
    30th April 2016 / 9:27 am

    Mmmm… Thank you for the recipe! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    • Clairejustine oxox
      3rd May 2016 / 6:41 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Marci 🙂

  9. Winnie
    30th April 2016 / 9:57 pm

    O M G !!!This look FABULOUS !!It's almost 1AM here but I'd eat it in a second if I could

    • Clairejustine oxox
      3rd May 2016 / 6:41 pm

      Hehe, thank you Winnie :):)

  10. Coombe Mill
    2nd May 2016 / 8:54 am

    This takes me back to my childhood so full of colour and fun #CreativeMondays

    • Clairejustine oxox
      3rd May 2016 / 6:42 pm

      Thank Fiona 🙂

  11. Stephanie Robinson
    5th May 2016 / 8:29 pm

    Ah Knickerbocker Glory – I used to love having one of those at the local Wimpey! And prawn cocktails at the Berni Inn – we were a civilised lot 🙂 Great post which prompted some fab memories – thanks for linking up to #PoCoLo xx

    • Clairejustine oxox
      16th June 2016 / 8:32 pm

      Aww, thanks Stephanie 🙂

  12. Julie's Lifestyle
    5th May 2016 / 8:53 pm

    This looks so yummy Claire.Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J & J. 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      16th June 2016 / 8:33 pm

      Thanks Julie 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      16th June 2016 / 8:33 pm

      Aww, thanks Jess 🙂

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