5-Ingredient Cannolis

An easy and delicious 5-Ingredient Cannoli Recipe! This classic Italian dessert is so delicious and always a crowd-pleaser. So if you’ve been searching for a foolproof recipe for cannoli filling, this one’s for you!

An easy and delicious 5-Ingredient Cannoli Recipe! This classic Italian dessert is so delicious and always a crowd-pleaser. So if you’ve been searching for a foolproof recipe for cannoli filling, this one’s for you!


Ingredients
  • 8 cannoli shells, homemade or store bought will work
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar, plus extra for dusting
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips, divided
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Optional:
  • 2 teaspoons fresh orange zest

Instructions
  1. Place the ricotta cheese into a fine mesh strainer and place it in the fridge to drain for at least 12 hours and up to 24 hours.
  2. When you're ready to make the filling:
  3. In a large bowl combine the drained ricotta cheese, confectioners' sugar, 1/4 cup of the mini chocolate chips, vanilla extract, and orange zest (if using); mix well. Using a spatula, carefully scrape the mixture into pastry bag fitted with a 1/2 inch open tip. Use at once, or refrigerate until needed; filling can be made up to 24 hours in advance.