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This typical Italian dessert is quick to prepare with purchased cannoli cones.

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20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Total Time


1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream

3/4 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate, grated

12 (4 3/4-inch) purchased cannoli cones

Sifted powdered sugar

Chopped pistachio nuts or pecans, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Stir together ricotta cheese, sugar, orange zest and cinnamon in bowl; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Beat whipping cream and vanilla in another bowl at high speed until stiff peaks form. Gently stir whipped cream and chocolate into ricotta mixture.

  3. STEP 3

    Spoon cream mixture into pastry bag fitted with large tip. Pipe into cannoli cones. Sprinkle powdered sugar over cannoli. Sprinkle ends with nuts, if desired. Serve immediately or refrigerate up to 6 hours.

Tip #1

Cannoli cones are available at supermarkets, Italian markets or Italian bakeries.

Nutrition (1 serving)

240 Calories
16 Fat (g)
25 Cholesterol (mg)
40 Sodium (mg)
18 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
6 Protein (g)
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