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How to Make Cannoli Cream (quick and easy)

Ever wonder how to make cannoli cream? I've learned that it's really much easier than you think. A few ingredients and a little bit of prep time and you'll be enjoying this favorite Italian dessert.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours
Servings 6
Calories 282kcal
Cost 20



  • ½ cup whipping cream
  • 15 oz ricotta cheese whole milk, strained
  • ½ cup confectioners sugar
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • cup mini chocolate chips milk or dark chocolate


  • Pour the whipping cream into a large mixing bowl. Start whisking by hand. Slow to start at first and then pick up the speed as the cream begins to thicken. Whisk until you have a nice, thick creamy texture.
  • Transfer the cream to a small bowl and set aside. In the same large mixing bowl, add the strained ricotta cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Using the electronic mixer, start mixing until it's all mixed together.
  • Once mixed, add the whipped cream and the chocolate chips. Mix by hand until thoroughly combined.
  • Add the cream to a pastry bag or gallon-sized plastic bag (with the corner tip cut).
  • Fill each side of the cannolis.


Buon appetito!


Serving: 2tbsp | Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 629IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 1mg