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Strawberry Cannoli

A twist on a classic Italian dessert, my Strawberry Cannoli will have the entire table asking for seconds!

A twist on a classic Italian dessert, my Strawberry Cannoli will have the entire table asking for seconds!

Hello friends!

I have a treat for you today… and no it is probably not the healthiest thing I’ve ever posted, but boy is it good!  Life is all about balance and I’m willing to workout more for treats like this Strawberry Cannoli.

Cannoli’s have had a special place in my heart since my trip to Italy.  Before then, I had seen cannolis but never tried them.  Now I have a minor addiction and must order them if I see them on a menu.   The hubs also picked up my addiction and got giddy excited when I told him what I was making, so that alone was worth it!

This Strawberry Cannoli recipe is made a bit healthier because I use fresh strawberries.

These bright red berries pair perfectly with the sweet cream and cannoli shells.


There is nothing healthy about the cannoli shells, but they are pretty tasty.  You can find them in the bakery aisle of the grocery store or your local bakery might make them from scratch.  Either way they are a great shortcut to get this dessert on the table in less than 10 minutes.

This is one super easy cannoli recipe!

The homemade filling is a combination of delightful ricotta cheese, powdered sugar, fresh strawberries and mini chocolate chips.

My secret ingredient is a dash of almond extract!  It brings the flavor together and really adds so much to the dish.

The hubs and I have been mildly obsessed with cannoli since our Big Italy Adventure two years ago, and this version hit the spot.

If you’d like to try a slightly healthier version of these, also try my Cannoli Stuffed Strawberries!  All the flavor without the shell.

Strawberry Cannoli

Julie Wunder
A twist on a classic Italian dessert, my Strawberry Cannoli will have the entire table asking for seconds!
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6


  • 15 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, diced
  • 6 cannoli shells
  • additional garnish: diced strawberries and mini chocolate chips


  • Mix the ricotta, sugar and extract well.
  • Fold in the strawberries and chocolate chips.
  • Allow cheese mixture to sit in fridge so flavors can combine 2 hours to overnight.
  • Put cheese mixture in ziplock bag and cut off a corner or use a pastry bag.
  • Pipe cheese into the cannoli shells.


Use smaller berries to get more of that bright red color.
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Want another cannoli recipe?  Try my Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cannoli.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tomorrow I’m sharing some honest reflection about running and how it is sometimes very hard for me.  I hope you will come by again.

Your turn!

What is your splurge dessert?

How do you feel about strawberries?

By | 2018-06-28T14:28:19-04:00 April 28th, 2015|All Vegetarian, Dessert, Food|24 Comments


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  4. Miz Helen May 8, 2015 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    What a very special treat that we would just love! Hope you have a very special Mothers Day weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week.
    Miz Helen

  5. bj May 7, 2015 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    I can’t wait to try these..they look sooo good. and, altho I have lived a loooong time, I’ve never had a cannolis before.

    • JulieWunder May 7, 2015 at 2:27 pm - Reply

      They will change the way you think about ricotta!!! 🙂 I hope you enjoy!

  6. Sarah May 4, 2015 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    Holly Cannoli do those look good! Please tell my girls I want them to make me these for Mother’s Day!

  7. Tina muir May 4, 2015 at 8:03 am - Reply

    Yummy! Julie what a perfect sounding summer dessert! Thanks for linking up with us today 🙂

  8. [email protected] April 28, 2015 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    oooo, yummm! We have been going through strawberries like crazy!!

  9. Sam @ PancakeWarriors April 28, 2015 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    Oh this cannoli sounds amazing! Strawberries are so perfect right now. I just love the use of ricotta in the filing, heavenly

  10. Susanna @Zealous Mom April 28, 2015 at 11:40 am - Reply

    Yum! This looks so delicious. I love cannoli but haven’t had it in so long. I may just have to try this recipe!

  11. Jess @hellotofit April 28, 2015 at 11:27 am - Reply

    Ahhhh cannoli is one of my FAVORITES!! There’s just something so yummy about ricotta cheese and sugar…and almond extract. That stuff is good in anything!

  12. Annmarie April 28, 2015 at 9:45 am - Reply

    My husband would die for these, he LOVE cannolis!

  13. Libby Haire April 28, 2015 at 9:26 am - Reply

    Wow! Love fresh strawberries and this looks great as well as easy. Will have to try this soon. Thank you for sharing it!

  14. OMG, this looks amazing. I love cannolis. Definitely will be pinning this and making for a special occasion!

  15. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction April 28, 2015 at 8:28 am - Reply

    These cannoli look incredible! Definitely worth the splurge!

  16. My hubs loves cannoli but I haven’t ever tried to make it for him. This looks pretty easy!

  17. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie April 28, 2015 at 7:26 am - Reply

    Cannolis are such a treat to me! Sometimes they can be a bit too sweet (which is saying something for me), but if done right then they are perfection!

  18. Susie @ SuzLyfe April 28, 2015 at 7:20 am - Reply

    How is something so simple so delicious! Oh, wait, because that’s how I like it. I think we need to add some basil to this party!

  19. Robin @ Simply Southern Baking April 28, 2015 at 7:09 am - Reply

    These look amazing Julie! Love strawberries. My splurge dessert is red velvet cake…3 layers.

  20. Renee @ Bendiful Blog April 28, 2015 at 7:03 am - Reply

    Ohhhhhhh these look like the perfect spring time meal! I love strawberries!

  21. Mary Jean Henson April 28, 2015 at 6:56 am - Reply

    Sounds yummy and easy! Will be trying this!

  22. Jenny April 28, 2015 at 6:10 am - Reply

    I will certainly run for dessert…and wine. These look so great! I bought my first fresh strawberries of the season at the Farmer’s Market last week! Hooray!

  23. Blane Sherer April 28, 2015 at 5:37 am - Reply

    That’s nice for you and the hubs to have a little taste of your Big Italy Adventure.

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