Cannoli Cones


Cannoli Cones are a fun shortcut twist on the traditional cannoli. A perfectly satisfying treat everyone will love and they’re so easy to make, plus they’re perfect for any occasion!

Cannoli Cones

Cannoli Cones

If you’ve been following my blog for a few years then by now you’ve probably figured out I’m obsessed with cannoli. It is one of the worlds best desserts!

I’ve shared the classic Cannoli, Cannoli Bites (mini baked version), Cannoli Dip, Cannoli Cupcakes, Cannoli Cream Puffs, and even Cannoli Ice Cream. And now it’s about time I shared a simplified easier/cheater version.

I’ve always loved sugar cones so I knew I’d be a big fan of these. Plus they aren’t fried so that means I get to eat two right :)??

Cannoli Cones

Ingredients You’ll Need for This Recipe

  • Whole milk ricotta
  • Sugar cones
  • Semi-sweet chocolate
  • Heavy cream
  • Powdered sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Cinnamon
  • Semi-sweet chocolate, unsalted pistachios, raspberries (optional)

Cannoli Cones

How to Make Cannoli Cones

  • Strain ricotta.
  • If dipping cones in melted chocolate if desired, let set.
  • Whip until stiff peaks form.
  • In a bowl combine strained ricotta, powdered sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. Whip to blend.
  • Fold whipped cream and chocolate chips into ricotta mixture.
  • Transfer to a piping bag and pipe mixture into cones.
  • Garnish with chocolate chips, pistachios and raspberries if desired.

Cannoli Cones

A Fun Treat for All Ages

These are a fun treat that people of all ages will totally enjoy. Who could resist them? Plus these are one of those things that are perfect for any, and I mean any occasion.

Birthday, holiday (Christmas/Valentines/Thanksgiving/National Cannoli Day), work party, summer cookout (just keep the filling cold), grandma’s 90th, anniversary, bridal shower, or for a “it’s Monday I need a treat” kind of occasion.

Cannoli Cones

A Lazy Treat for Busy Days

What I’m trying to say is you really just need to try these lazy cannoli, even if you have zero excuses. Because cannoli don’t need an excuse. We just make them. And eat them.

And chocolate. Life needs chocolate. And here we get both. And now my life is complete.

Cannoli Cones

It’s Just too Good to Resist!

Make them soon and try not to eat all of the filling by the spoonful before you even get to filling the cones. It’s hard to resist I know!

Cannoli Cones

Oh and feel free to add more cinnamon or some orange zest to the filling if that’s what your Grandma did in her cannoli. But don’t leave out the cream. I know it’s not traditional but it makes the filling more stable, plus I love that fluffy texture.

Cannoli Cones


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Cannoli Cones

The lazy shortcut cannoli. Sugar cones are filled with a rich and fluffy homemade cannoli cream filling and little bites of decadent chocolate chips. A treat people of all ages will love!

Servings: 10
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 (15 oz) container whole milk ricotta
  • 10 sugar cones
  • 4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup (88g) powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup (86g) mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, plus more for garnish
  • Chopped unsalted pistachios and fresh raspberries, for garnish (optional)


  1. Strain ricotta overnight (If you've never done it this a good step-by-step tutorial here).

  2. If dipping cones in chocolate, melt 4 oz. chocolate in a small microwave safe bowl in microwave in 20 second intervals on 50% power, stirring between intervals until melted and smooth.

  3. Dip cones in chocolate, let excess run off then transfer to cups or parchment paper to set (for faster setting chill in refrigerator about 10 minutes). 

  4. Pour heavy cream into a medium mixing bowl. Using an electric hand mixer whip until stiff peaks form.

  5. In a separate mixing bowl combine strained ricotta, powdered sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. Whip to blend well. 

  6. Fold whipped cream and chocolate chips into ricotta mixture. Transfer to a piping bag and pipe mixture into cones.

  7. Garnish with chocolate chips, pistachios and raspberries if desired. Serve immediately after adding filling.

  8. Recipe source: Cooking Classy

Nutrition Facts
Cannoli Cones
Amount Per Serving
Calories 315 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 39mg13%
Sodium 97mg4%
Potassium 166mg5%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 370IU7%
Calcium 108mg11%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: cannoli
Calories: 315 kcal
Author: Jaclyn


  • Laura | Tutti Dolci: I love your cannoli desserts and these cones are so fun! August 9, 2017 at 5:12pm Reply

  • Juliana Ramsey: These look amazing and delicious, Jaclyn! You’ve really outdone yourself on the photos like always!!!! I want to try these before Summer ends for sure!! August 9, 2017 at 11:23am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the compliment Juliana :)! I hope you love these as much as I do! August 10, 2017 at 10:45pm Reply

  • Judy: If you made these cones a day ahead, would the ricotta cheese make the cone damp? Thinking of doing these for a ladies event. August 8, 2017 at 12:30pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes. I recommend filling them within 10 minutes of serving so the cones stay crisp. August 10, 2017 at 10:44pm Reply

  • Patricia: Jaclyn, that is genius! The sugar cones do actually taste a bit like cannoli shells, so that totally works! I can also see that it might be a little less messy way to eat cannoli too. These are so lovely looking too! Thanks for sharing! August 7, 2017 at 5:53am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for your comment Patricia! Hope you get a chance to make them soon! August 7, 2017 at 1:42pm Reply

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