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10 Minute Cannoli Recipe 🇮🇹

This is the easiest cannoli recipe to whip up if you're in a hurry. It makes a delicious dessert for guests or the perfect gift!

This 10-minute cannoli recipe is super quick and simple and makes enough filling for 6 cannoli shells. It’s the perfect dessert for a dinner party or a hostess gift!

Fun fact: Cannoli is plural. Cannolo is the singular form of cannoli, or one cannolo. Remember this and never say cannolis again!


  • 15 oz Ricotta (good quality)
  • 1/2 cup Powdered sugar + more for dusting
  • 1 lemon zested
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips (mini or standard size)
  • Cannoli shells (6 pack)
  • 1 gallon zip lock bag for piping


  1. Pour ricotta and powdered sugar into a bowl and mix gently.

  2. Fold in lemon zest and chocolate chips (reserving a few chocolate chips for plating). 

  3.  Put mixture in zip lock bag. Store in refrigerator up to 2 days before serving.
  4. When you’re ready to serve, cut a 1/2 inch hole into one of the bottom corners of the bag (big enough for chocolate chips to pass through). This will allow you to pipe cannoli filling into the shells. 

  5. Pipe filling into each end of the cannoli shells.

  6. Use a sieve to dust powdered sugar on top of the plated cannoli. 

  7. Add chocolate chips where desired. 

  8. Serve the cannoli fresh! The shells will get soggy if the filling sits in them for more than an hour. 

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