|Place of origin||United Kingdom|
|Main ingredient(s)||Ice cream, gelatin, and cream|
The knickerbocker glory, first described in the 1930s, may contain ice cream, gelatin, cream, fruit, meringue, even liquor. Layers of these different sweet tastes are alternated in a tall glass and topped with different kinds of syrup, nuts, whipped cream and often a cherry.
The name knickerbocker glory may be drawn from the hotel in Chicago or knickerbockers, knee-length trousers typically worn by boys or for sports such as fencing. The name Knickerbocker itself comes from Dutch settlers in the New York area.
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- Liddell, Carolyn; Weir, Robin (1996). Frozen Desserts: The Definitive Guide to Making Ice Creams, Ices, Sorbets, Gelati, and Other Frozen Delights. St. Martin's Griffin. pp. 29, 33, 185. ISBN 978-0-312-14343-5. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
- Dutch Chicago: A History of the Hollanders in the Windy City By Robert P. Swierenga isbn 0802813119 978-0802813114