The first time I had a taste of the knickerbocker in Zamboanga City, I learned what the hoopla was all about. People had been raving about this sweet dessert, and having a sweet tooth, I absolutely loved it!
The knickerbocker is made of a mix of fruits (slices of mango, banana, apple, and watermelon), gelatin, shaved ice, and sweet milk, with a scoop of ice cream on top. It doesn’t look much, but it’s actually very sweet, so much so that even if I had easy access to it, I would only eat it once a year.
Available in Paseo del Mar and in the Palmeras Restaurant along Pasonanca Road in Zamboanga, the knickerbocker is claimed to be a healthy dessert. I agree that it can be healthy; that is, if the sugar and the ice cream and the sweet milk were not included! As it is, it’s too sweet to be called nutritious.
Still, I would recommend the knickerbocker to anyone who loves sweets; you have to taste this at least once in your life. Due to the high demand, it has already been made available in Metro Manila; just look for it in SM Megamall and SM North Edsa food courts. A serving of knickerbocker (at least in Zamboanga) costs P70.