Easy Cannoli Recipe

Easy Cannoli Recipe, sweetened ricotta and mascarpone cheese layered with crumbled cannoli shells and mini chocolate chips!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Traditional
Keyword easy cannoli filling, Easy Cannoli Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 parfaits
Calories 716kcal
Author Dana at


  • 12 mini cannoli shells
  • 8 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 4 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon powdered sugar sifted and divided
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons mini chocolate chips divided


  • Lightly crush cannoli shells by hand, set aside.
  • In a medium sized bowl, mix together the ricotta, mascarpone, 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream and remaining powdered sugar to form soft peaks. You can do this by hand with a whisk or with a handful mixer. Fold in half of the cream into the ricotta mixture. Fold in the salt and 1 tablespoon of the chocolate chips.
  • Layer the cannoli shells, ricotta mixture, and chocolate chips in small glasses. Top with remaining whipped cream and garnish with cannoli shell crumbs, chocolate chips, and a light dusting of powdered sugar if desired.


Calories: 716kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 82mg | Potassium: 81mg | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 1110IU | Calcium: 189mg | Iron: 12.3mg