Are you looking for a easy Valentines Day Dessert Ideas that is nice enough to serve to a dinner party but is also kid friendly. My family loves Cannolis but the shells are so expensive and often hard to find at our grocery stores. Why not serve them up in sugar cones instead. Not only will the filling stay in place the kids can eat it like an ice cream cone. I hope you enjoy this short cut cannoli recipe and will share it as one of you Valentines. How to Make Cannolis in 5 Minutes for a great Valentines Day Dessert Ideas.
If I did not tell you at the beginning of this post would you have known what I was making based on these ingredients? During my meal planning week, I inadvertently picked up the 32 oz container of Ricotta Cheese for my baked ziti. Not prepared to make a double batch of ziti, I decided to make a quick dessert that evening. Sticking with the Italian theme, I decided to make these short cut cannolis.
The Canolli Filling
Just be sure and prepare the filling either the night before or first thing in the am to allow the filling to thicken up and release some of the extra liquid.
In a mixer add the cheeses, sugar and flavorings and mix well. It is always best to start with room temp. cream cheese. Be sure to taste the mixture to adjust the sweetness. I recommend adding the sugar gradually
Place it in a strainer and place it back in the fridge for several hours or overnight.
To Serve Short Cut Cannolis
Right before serving, It’s easiest to place your sugar cones in a glass and then fill it with the sweet cannoli filling and top with mini chocolate chips and Valentine’s Day Sprinkles if desired. ( you could also fold in some chips into the mixture for a more crunchy bite through out).
Enjoy these short cut Cannoli’s for your Valentines Day Dessert or any time you are looking for a little Italian Dessert.
How to Make Cannolis in 5 Minutes: Valentines Day Dessert Ideas
- 1 tub(s) (15 oz) ricotta cheese ( I used half skim)
- 4 ounce(s) cream cheese
- 1 cup(s) confectioners’ sugar or to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon(s) Vanilla extract
- 1 box(es) (4 or 5 1⁄4 oz) sugar cones (12 cones)
- Garnish: chocolate mini chips and sprinkles, chopped pistachios
- Put ricotta, cream cheese and confectioners' sugar in processor or mixer and blend until smooth. Transfer to strainer, cover with a paper towel and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
- Just before serving: Prop cones upright in tall glasses partially filled with granulated sugar to support cones if desired
- Fill with a spoon or use a pastry bag to fill the cones. Garnish as desired.
Have you ever made this Easy Italian Dessert? Would you make these Cannolis in 5 Minutes for your Valentines Day Dessert Ideas?