Cannoli Cones


Have you ever had a cannoli?  I fell in love with this Italian treat after eating them at Mike’s Pastries in Boston.  These somewhat lower calorie cones remind me of  cannoli.

And the mug?  It was given to us by Bert and Gezien Takens, some friends of ours from Holland.  Think it means “YUMMY!” in Dutch.  A perfect description for this little snack.




The ricotta mixture makes a delicious dip with plain pita chips.  Portion out  chips and dip before you start because it’s hard to stop.

Makes 8 servings.

Cannoli Cones
Recipe type: Low-calorie Dessert
Serves: 8
Sugar cones filled with ricotta filling--lower calorie dessert
  • 1 15 oz. carton ricotta cheese, lowfat or nonfat if you can find it
  • ¼ c. Greek yogurt (can substitute regular plain or vanilla flavored yogurt but play with the amount since it is not as thick)5 packets Splenda (or sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ⅛ cup coarsely chopped bittersweet chocolate chips (Ghiradelli recommended)
  1. Combine first four ingredients in blender and blend till smooth. Chill. Add chopped chocolate.
  2. To serve: spoon into small sugar cone and sprinkle with more chocolate.
Variation: The ricotta mixture makes a delicious dip with plain pita chips. Portion out chips and dip before you start because it’s hard to stop.


Nutritional Stats:

  • Calories – 94
  • Fat –  5.1 g
  • Sodium – 74 mg
  • Carbohydrates – 4.9 g
  • Protein –  6.7 g
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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Regina July 30, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Just looked it up – “yummy” in Dutch is “lekker”…. however, “Moi” means “Me” in French.


Paula July 31, 2012 at 4:49 am

Good to know, Regina.


Beare March 27, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Mystery solved:
”moi” is French for ”me”, but it is also used in the North of Holland as ”hi”.
French person: It’s moi Mario.

Dutch person: Moi! How are you doing?

The Cannolis look fabulous!!!


Natasha December 6, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Aparantly “moi” does mean “good morning” in regional dialect.
Which is a pretty nice thing to write on a mug 🙂


Natasha December 5, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Hi there – I’ve only just discovered your beautiful blog and I love it!
I’m from Holland and I’m afraid the the text on the mug isn’t Dutch 🙂
“moi” does mean “me” in French though.
I really apreciate your ideas about balancing out treats with a salads and about not letting people use you as a bin for left overs.
I’m looking forward to following your posts!


Paula December 5, 2011 at 9:02 pm

Hm-m-m. Really? Oh well. These cups are very special to me even if I don’t know what they really mean. Thanks for writing. Appreciate your kind words.


muhammad kaleem September 7, 2011 at 7:45 am

well article for food


mary August 8, 2011 at 12:28 am

Awesome Idea! Will makes these for a dessert party we are having at work.


Peggy Helmick April 4, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Skinny comment: When I see a cake piled high with butter cream frosting I say this word to myself (LARD). If I am somewhere where it is served I usually scrape most of the frosting off. I really like instant pudding folded into fat free topping for frosting. You have to keep it in the frig but to me it is more yummy than the rich frosting. You can put coconut in it or sprinkle chocolate pcs or nuts on top. Try it – it’s great.


Gina January 13, 2010 at 3:49 pm

I don’t think I’ve seen this recipe before. This would be fun to try. We had cannolis at Mike’s Pastries in Boston when we were there last year – they were so good!


tia December 30, 2009 at 12:04 am

i like this idea!!! great presentation too.


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