But...let's not rush it and have a few more rounds of fun and easy going summer treats! Just like this one!
I set my mind the other day to make homemade cannoli. Easier said than done. First, I couldn't find cannoli shells anywhere and I didn't feel like baking any either, after all it's supposed to be an easy dessert. So I improvised and used waffle cones and then myy mix turned out a little softer than I wanted to fill the cones so I turned them into parfait by crushing almond cookies into the mix. Problem solved and a wonderful refreshing dessert was born!
I tell you, I think I like these better than if they were the real thing! Easy to handle, no forks or plates, Mobile, the kids took them outside right away.Crunchy, crumble cookies in the inside and crunchy waffle cone on the outside and Creamy...the cannoli filling just the way you like it!
I plan on doing this recipe for family gatherings for now on...I can see it already it would be a hit coming Thanksgiving...well it won't replace the pie...but, who knows!
Most of my ingredients I had at hand, I just had to buy the ricotta and it was on sale too! So it's an inexpensive dessert to feed at least 8, depending how generous you are with your cone filling.
Another summer dessert for you my friends. I hope you give this one a try! is worth every single calorie, I promise you that!
Oh one more thing, even though traditional cannoli is not a dessert that should be frozen by any means, my son couldn't finish his 3rd and froze his and had it like a real ice cream cone the next day...so seems to me it works as a frozen dessert too!
Thank You for stopping by! Put on your shades, go outside and enjoy the sunshine. Remember that no matter the season, everything tastes better with a Pinch of Love!
Cookies and Cream Cannoli Cones
For the Filling:
1 Cup Milk
1/4 Cup Cornstarch
1 (150z) Container Ricotta Cheese (drain your ricotta overnite if possible)
1/2 Cup Cookie Butter
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/2 Teaspoon Almond Extract
8-12 roughly crushed almond cookies
Pinch of Salt
For the shells
Rainbow sprinkles, coconut, powder sugar.
In a saucepan on medium heat combine milk with cornstarch. Heat up stirring constantly until it thickens. Add Cookie butter, sugar and pinch of salt. Stir until is all combined. Remove from heat. Set aside and cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrap until is room temperature.
When your mix is room temperature, add the Ricotta cheese to it, add vanilla and almond extracts and combine them until everything is uniform. Add crushed cookies and gently fold them in the cheese mix.
Place in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve dessert. In the meantime, decorate your cones by dipping them in chocolate and then on your rainbow sprinkles, coconut or sugar, your choice.
To serve, scoop and spoon some of the mix into each decorated cone and top with more crushed cookies. Enjoy!
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking and Cooling 30 minutes Serves 6-8 cones
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