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Jan. 26, 2013

Did you know it is very easy to make a homemade cannoli? This recipe is very simple, and can be made in a matter of minutes. You can purchase the shells in most grocery stores in the Italian food sections. For this recipe I am using mascarpone cheese. You can use ricotta, but I prefer mascarpone cheese, I like the flavor better, and it is less "weepy" than ricotta cheese.


Cannoli shells 4 1/2 Ounce (((1 box)))
Mascarpone cheese 16 Ounce
Superfine sugar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Liqueur 1 Tablespoon (((Frangelico)))



1. In a bowl, place together, mascarpone cheese, superfine sugar and Frangelico liqueur.

2. Using a hand blender, blend until the mixture is well blended for about 2 minutes.

3. In a zip lock bag, transfer the cheese mixture, push the mixture in corner of the bag.

4. Using kitchen scissor, snip of the corner of the bag, and press the bag to fill the cheese mixture into the cannoli.


5. Dust powder sugar on top if desired and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 3

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1039Calories from Fat 750

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 84 g129.2%

Saturated Fat 40 g200%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 85 mg3.54%

Total Carbohydrates 53 g17.7%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 41 g

Protein 17 g34%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet