Saturday, March 12, 2011


I have always wanted to try cannoli, but finding the perfect recipe was hard. I searched on many sites and in many books, and took a lot of tips from different recipes and here is what I came up with.

  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp finely grated orange zest
  • 12 cannoli shells
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted

Dip ends of cannoli shells into melted chocolate. Lay on parchment paper to dry.
In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on high speed, beat cream until stiff peaks form. Beat in ricotta, confectioners' sugar, vanilla and orange zest until well combined.
Place whipped cream filling into a piping bag and pipe mixture into shells. Lightly dust additional confectioners' sugar on top of cannoli (we forgot this step).

Makes 12 cannoli.
I think these were really yummy, but the filling was a little too thin. I think I may have added too much riccotta cheese. However, I did add more powdered sugar to try and thicken it, and it didn't seem to work. Still yummy though!


  1. it was yummy! maybe more cream cheese/less ricotta would thicken it? not sure...maybe this means we have to make them again and find out ;)

  2. These were yummy! The orange zest was perfect in them!