Cherry Knickerbocker Glory for Kids

Dear Mummy, British cherry season is upon us and boxes of cherries line supermarket shelves like little red jewels glistening like rubies ready to be eaten. I’m participating in the #LoveFreshCherries Challenge this summer sponsored by Love Fresh Cherries, and I can’t wait to try this tasty fruit for the first time!


See I’ve always been a little put off by the stones in cherries but we were sent a nifty kitchen gadget called a cherry stoner. A cherry stoner is invaluable for removing the stones and keeping the cherry whole. It’s a great gadget and a fun job for me to get to grips with, making it really quick and easy to get the stones out of them (as soon as I had worked out how to master it). Once I started eating cherries I couldn’t stop eating them much to my mummies bemusement. So as snacks go, these are pretty good.


Cherries are packed with vitamin C (100g provides 25% of the RDA of vitamin C) and have an abundance of antioxidants. They’re very seasonal and can be found in the UK from June to early September, so I had to be quick and pick up a punnet.


With all the hot weather we’ve been having recently ice cream has been high up my agenda but I never thought of combining it with cherries. So we decided to make a super easy American classic dessert, called a cherry knickerbocker glory.

Here’s how we made it! Watch our video to see how much fun it was to make them.

1) Get a tall glass (like the type traditionally used to serve milk shakes). They don’t have to be made of glass as you can buy plastic ones now which are a safer option.

2) Place de-stoned cherries in the base of the glass.

3) Add a couple of scoops of vanilla ice cream.

4) Pour a sauce over the ice-cream, we used cherry syrup.

5) Put cream on top, we used whipped cream. Put a cherry on top and/or add an ice cream wafer.

Tah Dah! It’s really that simple! We can wait to experiment more with different toppings and more fruits too. The cherries have definitely added a lovely tasty addition to how we make ice cream desserts.


Until I took this challenge I wasn’t aware that cherries contain melatonin which is excellent for promoting good sleep. So now with a full belly I’m heading off for a nap!

Love Bella x

Disclosure – This post is an entry for the BritMums #lovefreshcherries Challenge, sponsored by Love Fresh Cherries (instagram: @LoveFreshCherries).

17 thoughts on “Cherry Knickerbocker Glory for Kids

  1. I have been put off by the stones too but we tried cherries last week and Sebby adores them — he has got through 5 punnets already. Will have to see if I can find a de-stoner

  2. Oo what a delicious idea! We picked loads of cherries recently and were stuck for things to make with them; this would have been perfect 🙂

  3. Totally love fresh cherries but never made knickerbocker before. It look so nice and refreshing on a hot day so going to give this a try.

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