Sicilian Whispers: Cannoli Siciliani

Surrender to the sweet crunch of Cannoli Siciliani, where the golden shells encase a creamy heart of ricotta. Each cannolo is a miniature ode to Sicily, with its rich cheese filling dotted with chocolate chips or candied fruit, a dessert that echoes the island's warmth and zest.

Sicilian Whispers: Cannoli Siciliani

Preparation and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 1 hour 
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes

Servings and Size

  • Yields: 12 cannoli 
  • Serving Size: 1 cannolo (approximately 100g)

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 250 kcal 
  • Carbohydrates: 25g 
  • Protein: 6g 
  • Fat: 14g 
  • Sodium: 45mg 
  • Fiber: 0.5g


  • Ricotta cheese - 500g, strained
  • Powdered sugar - 150g
  • Cannoli shells - 12 pieces
  • Dark chocolate chips - 50g
  • Candied orange peel - 50g, chopped
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Method of Preparation

  1. Mix ricotta with powdered sugar until smooth.
  2. Stir in chocolate chips or candied orange peel.
  3. Pipe the filling into cannoli shells.
  4. Fry shells in hot oil until golden and crispy.
  5. Cool shells before filling.
  6. Culinary Tips:Ensure ricotta is well-strained to prevent soggy shells.
  7. Fill cannoli just before serving to maintain crispness.
  8. Experiment with fillings, like pistachio or lemon zest for variety.


  • Q: Can I make cannoli shells ahead of time? A: Yes, store them airtight at room temperature.
  • Q: What's the best way to fill cannoli? A: A piping bag gives the most uniform fill.
  • Q: Can cannoli be made without wine in the dough? A: Yes, substitute with white vinegar or lemon juice for acidity.


Cannoli Siciliani aren't just a dessert, they're a festival of textures and tastes that sing of their Sicilian heritage.