Cannoli Cream Filling

Traditional Cannoli

Cannoli Filling

A classic filling for a classic Italian pastry
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 20
Calories: 57kcal


  • 2 cups ricotta cheese well drained
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips mini
  • 10 fl.oz whipping cream


  • Whip the cream up until it has stiff peaks, put to one side
  • In a stand mixer, put the ricotta cheese, icing sugar and vanilla extract and whisk it until full combined and smooth
  • Add the cream and fold it in, then add the chocolate chips, folding them in as well
  • Refrigerate until it is time to fill the cannoli shells


Store your cannoli cream in the fridge.
Never fill a warm cannoli shell, the cream filling will dissolve/melt
Keeping some cream filling in a piping bag in the fridge, makes it very easy when you need to quickly fill some shells


Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 27mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 117IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg
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Author: Tamzin

Food activist and childhood nutrition advocate Tamzin Cochrane helps the busiest of people to cook up something healthy and delicious, even after a long day. She also helps companies and schools educate around—and create a culture and environment that truly supports healthy eating. Decades in the foodservice and hospitality industry have given Tamzin a well-rounded perspective on mealtime. She is passionate about bringing back the lost art of families and friends cooking together, and she loves seeing people enjoy the amazing tastes and textures of their communal effort. Inspiring children to cook and expand there horizons on food is very important. She shares this message through virtual coaching and video courses, by speaking at corporations, schools, and events, and through her recently-released video courses. Tamzin is found most often at The Pinny and Trowel Cooking School, which she opened in early 2020, it is located in Austin TX. Tamzin was born in England, grew up in Scotland, and now lives in Austin, Texas with her husband (who incidentally, is Scottish but grew up in England) and their children.

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