I grew up in central Florida, where there was a family-owned Italian pizzeria on practically every corner. The pizza was always great, and for dessert there was always cannoli. Now that I reside in Augusta, Georgia, there’s not a cannoli to be found.
To combat my cannoli cravings I came up with a quick and easy version. The filling has always been simple – just a combination of ricotta cheese, confectioners’ sugar and mini chocolate chips. It was the cannoli shells that were time consuming to prepare. Replacing the cannoli shells with sugar ice cream cones makes it so that I can serve my family cannoli (or “Cone-Oli”) anytime I want.
- 1 pound whole milk ricotta cheese
- 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 1/3 cup miniature chocolate morsels
- 6 sugar ice cream cones
- Confectioners’ sugar, for garnish
Combine ricotta, sugar and morsels in a bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Scoop ricotta mixture into the ice cream cones and dust with confectioners’ sugar. Serve immediately.
Makes 6 servings.