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Cannoli Filling

Cannoli Filling

Recreate those fancy Italian bakery cannoli at home with our Cannoli Shells and this classic filling recipe. Creamy, delicately sweet and the perfect contrast to crisp pastry shells, this dreamy filling is easy to whip up and a great foundation for a number of toppings and additions like chocolate chips, sprinkles and crushed nuts.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 (4-ounce) box Cannoli Shells or 2 (4-ounce) boxes Mini Cannoli Shells
  • 1 (32-ounce) container whole milk ricotta cheese, drained
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar, plus more for garnish (optional)
  • 2 ½ teaspoons vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips, plus more for garnish (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  1. To drain the ricotta, line a fine mesh strainer with cheesecloth. Place the strainer over a bowl and add the ricotta to the strainer. Let the ricotta drain in the fridge for 2 hours or up to overnight.
  2. In a mixing bowl fold and stir together drained ricotta, sugar, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon.
  3. Add the chocolate chips and stir to combine.
  4. Transfer the mixture into a piping bag fitted with a large round tip. Pipe filling into cannoli shells.
  5. Dip each end of each cannolo into chocolate chips, if desired, and gently dust the filled and decorated cannoli with powdered sugar.
  6. Arrange them on a tray and serve!

Cannoli Filling

Recreate those fancy Italian bakery cannoli at home with our Cannoli Shells and this classic filling recipe. Creamy, delicately sweet and the perfect contrast to crisp pastry shells, this dreamy filling is easy to whip up and a great foundation for a number of toppings and additions like chocolate chips, sprinkles and crushed nuts.