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Homemade Cannoli Ice Cream 🍦

This cannoli ice cream uses fresh homemade ricotta for the most pure and delicious tasting ice cream you've ever had!

This simple cannoli ice cream recipe is made with fresh ricotta cheese. I used my homemade fresh ricotta recipe for this ice cream and it turned out sooo good (link below). I also crumbled up cannoli shells and mixed them in for my own version of Ben & Jerry’s (except better)! The flavor is so pure and real, you’ll want to make this all the time! Original recipe by Cooking Divine.


  • 15 Oz Ricotta (use this fresh homemade ricotta recipe to make it extra delicious)
  • Pinch of Salt
  • ½ Cup Sugar
  • ½ Cup Inverted Sugar (or sub extra ¼ cup sugar)
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • ⅛ Teaspoon Fresh Nutmeg
  • ½ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ½ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • ¾ Cup Chocolate Chips


  1. Set aside 1 cup heavy cream in a bowl over an ice bath.
  2. In a medium saucepan heat the ricotta, salt, milk, sugar and inverted sugar until everything is melted together.
  3. Pour the heated mixture through a fine strainer into the cold bowl of cream over the ice bath.
  4. Add the nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla extract and mix well.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours to overnight.
  6. Pour cold mixture into your ice cream maker and freeze to manufacturers instructions.
  7. Add chocolate chips to churning ice cream 5 minutes before it finishes.


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