The Cannoli

The famous Cannoli recipe

Cannoli Recipe


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup toasted almonds, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp orange zest
  • cannoli shells


  1. In a large bowl combine all ingredients together.
  2. Place the filling in a ziplock bag.
  3. Chill the filling for 30 minutes.
  4. Cut a corner off the bag and pipe the filling into cannoli shells.

Note: Presentation is key to great cannoli. You can simply sprinkle with powdered sugar, or dip the ends of each filled cannoli into melted chocolate then chopped nuts. Don’t be afraid to be creative. Pull out the colored sugars, sprinkles, and candy confetti for a wild experience!

A common question is, “How many cannoli shells will this recipe fill?” It depends. Are you using small cannoli shells? Medium? Large? There can be no absolute answer to this question. On the average this will fill 25 medium to large shells.

Published in: on March 2, 2011 at 7:46 pm  Leave a Comment  

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