Holiday Cannoli Mousse

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

What's better than a no-bake dessert at Christmas time when you're so busy? Cannoli Mousse is that wow factor dessert that will give your family, friends that special dessert that you've been looking for. Look no further, you have the easiest dessert you will ever make and taste like a deconstructed Italian cannoli. This mousse is so smooth, creamy and just the perfect flavors. I just can't get enough of this dessert.

I made it festive for the holiday table for a festive look and quick way to have an elegant dessert in no time. Thank, me later! Your welcome!

Just scroll down to the recipe card and print it off it's that simple if you don't want to read all my wonderful reasons why I love this dessert so much.






this is how to make a delicious cannoli filling into a mousse dessert. The mousse is layered with crushed cannoli shells topped with cannoli mousse and garnished with mini chocolate chips, crushed pistachios and a cherry on top for a festive christmas no bake dessert.


A Fun Elegant Dessert



If you love Italian cannoli pastry, you will love this dessert.


It's a fun way to eat a cannoli in elegant glasses that are the perfect ending to that delicious holiday meal.


No - Bake is my favorite way to make desserts!


The decadent dessert taste just like a cannoli except it's a light and fluffy mousse form in a dessert cup.



this is how to make a delicious cannoli filling into a mousse dessert. The mousse is layered with crushed cannoli shells topped with cannoli mousse and garnished with mini chocolate chips, crushed pistachios and a cherry on top for a festive christmas no bake dessert.





Holiday Time



For years when working crazy hours in retail during the holiday, I had no Christmas spirit to cook or bake long hour style foods.


It's terribly draining for mom's with little children and working mom's to spend hours in the kitchen preparing for the holiday.


Look no further this decadent dessert is going to wow everyone and it's a no-bake dessert.


this is how to make a delicious cannoli filling into a mousse dessert. The mousse is layered with crushed cannoli shells topped with cannoli mousse and garnished with mini chocolate chips, crushed pistachios and a cherry on top for a festive christmas no bake dessert.


Easy to Make



Seriously, if you love Italian cannoli, this is going to be your new found favorite recipe.


The filling is light and delicious with a little hint of cinnamon and using ricotta and whipped cream to make a creamy mousse.


The parfait is easy to build.



this is how to make a delicious cannoli filling into a mousse dessert. The mousse is layered with crushed cannoli shells topped with cannoli mousse and garnished with mini chocolate chips, crushed pistachios and a cherry on top for a festive christmas no bake dessert.



Great Anytime of the Year!



This dessert is a refreshing creamy and full of Italian flavors.


You can make this anytime of the year, not just Christmas time and choose the flavors you love.


The summer time is a perfect time also to make this delicious treat with some fresh fruits of choice.



this is how to make a delicious cannoli filling into a mousse dessert. The mousse is layered with crushed cannoli shells topped with cannoli mousse and garnished with mini chocolate chips, crushed pistachios and a cherry on top for a festive christmas no bake dessert.



Change it up!



The toppings changed to any of your favorite flavors for garnishing.


You can add raspberry or strawberry jams between layers, a hot fudge sauce or even add some fresh fruits of choice (like strawberries) if you want to change it to a fruit dessert.


I kept this simple to the colors of Christmas to a true cannoli flavor using crushed cannoli shells.



This is a Christmas holiday dessert made with ricotta cheese and whipped cream turned into a cannoli filling mousse for dessert



No Cannoli Shells?



Don't worry if you can't find cannoli shells.


You can use crushed sugar cones or waffle cones, Amaretto cookies, buttery flavored pretzels or any other cookie you like, to build your parfait.


Just make sure you put them through a food processor to finely crush them.



this is how to make a delicious cannoli filling into a mousse dessert. The mousse is layered with crushed cannoli shells topped with cannoli mousse and garnished with mini chocolate chips, crushed pistachios and a cherry on top for a festive christmas no bake dessert.



The Filling



The whipped cream and the ricotta combined with a little sugar makes this a delicious mousse rich and thick filling.


The rest of the flavor combinations are just an easy layer of each ingredient that will transform into this delicious decadent dessert.



this is how to make a delicious cannoli filling into a mousse dessert. The mousse is layered with crushed cannoli shells topped with cannoli mousse and garnished with mini chocolate chips, crushed pistachios and a cherry on top for a festive christmas no bake dessert.


Serving Glasses



I love to mix and match the serving glasses.


They look so elegant in all different kinds.


I chose wine glasses, shot glasses, champangne glasses and parfait cups.


The individual easy to prepare style glasses gives everyone their own style and special holiday dessert.


this is how to make a delicious cannoli filling into a mousse dessert. The mousse is layered with crushed cannoli shells topped with cannoli mousse and garnished with mini chocolate chips, crushed pistachios and a cherry on top for a festive christmas no bake dessert.



Tips




  • Always chill the bowl for whipping the cream and the beaters.


  • I always taste the ricotta and the cream to ensure it's sweet enough.


  • You can add other flavorings other than vanilla like orange or lemon rind grated.


  • You can dip the cherries in chocolate or use fresh strawberries on top.


  • Almonds must be tinted with green food coloring if you don't use pistachios.



  • If you want a nice swirling effect use a piping cake decorating bag to fill your cups with.



  • I taste the filling before just following any recipe. If you want sweeter add more powdered sugar. We love cinnamon I add more or less depending on the crust I use.



  • I also love Amaretto or almond flavoring with chopped pistachios in the filling with swirls of hot fudge sauce. Create your own experience and dessert you like.



this is how to make a delicious cannoli filling into a mousse dessert. The mousse is layered with crushed cannoli shells topped with cannoli mousse and garnished with mini chocolate chips, crushed pistachios and a cherry on top for a festive christmas no bake dessert.



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this is how to make a delicious cannoli filling into a mousse dessert. The mousse is layered with crushed cannoli shells topped with cannoli mousse and garnished with mini chocolate chips, crushed pistachios and a cherry on top for a festive christmas no bake dessert.



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this is how to make a delicious cannoli filling into a mousse dessert. The mousse is layered with crushed cannoli shells topped with cannoli mousse and garnished with mini chocolate chips, crushed pistachios and a cherry on top for a festive christmas no bake dessert.

Holiday Cannoli Mousse Parfait

prep time: 15 mins cook time: 10 mins total time: 25 mins
This is a no-bake dessert with cannoli filling, ricotta cheese, crushed cannoli shells and layered into a fluffy mousse parfait for a Christmas Holiday dessert.

ingredients:

2 cups Whole Milk Ricotta

2 cups Whipped Heavy Cream

1/4 cup powdered sugar plus 2 tablespoons

1 1/2 cup pureed cannoli shells ( or use sugar ice cream cones, waffle cones, graham cracker with cinnamon, ground butter flavored pretzels or Amaretti cookies) ground in food processor till fine. Save some for garnishing.

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon if using graham crackers with cinnamon omit

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 of miniature chocolate chips

1/2 cup ground shelled pistachios or slivered almonds tinted green for garnish

maraschino cherries for garnish

Parfait cups or shot glasses in different sizes

instructions:

Place the cannoli shells into the food processor adding the cinnamon until they are ground fine.. Set aside.

In a chilled glass bowl, beat the whip the cream using 1/4 cup powdered sugar until soft peaks form.

In another bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar and vanilla and cinnamon into the ricotta cheese, fold in 1/4 cup mini chips and the whipped cream until evenly blended into the ricotta. .

Save the rest of the mini chips for the top for garnish and cannoli crumbs.

Starting with the ground cannoli shells, layer the parfait glass any shape of choice on the bottom of your glass. ,  Spoon the mousse on top of the crushed cannoli shells.  Garnish the cannoli mousse with ground pistachios, more mini chocolate chips and a maraschino cherry on top.

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this is how to make a delicious cannoli filling into a mousse dessert. The mousse is layered with crushed cannoli shells topped with cannoli mousse and garnished with mini chocolate chips, crushed pistachios and a cherry on top for a festive christmas no bake dessert.



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this is how to make a delicious cannoli filling into a mousse dessert. The mousse is layered with crushed cannoli shells topped with cannoli mousse and garnished with mini chocolate chips, crushed pistachios and a cherry on top for a festive christmas no bake dessert.



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15 comments

  1. Love how festive and delicious this dessert looks. Love that it is no-bake! Perfect to make during the busy holidays.

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  2. So much less fiddly than a regular cannoli but all the benefits! Love it.

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  3. I do love cannolis so I can guarantee I will love these! Having these in a cup add a fun flare too!

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  4. This sounds like something the whole family would love!

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  5. These are perfectly festive! I'm definitely giving it a go, and trying out some of your suggestions for change ups too!

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  6. I just love this idea Claudia! Anything kind of dessert you can serve in a cup is awesome. The flavors are amazing like cannoli, but super easy.

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  7. Wow, this looks awesome! So good for a festive dessert

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  8. OMG this looks DIVINE. I am definitely making this tomorrow night! This is a good idea and amazing recipe too. Something very unique and colorful.

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  9. This is perfect! Love gtting all of the wonderful cannoli flavor but so much easier!

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  10. Looks delicious. So easy too and love the flavors.

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  11. Mmm, I would like to eat it now. I can not live without sweets and I add this dessert to my favorites list. I will try to do it tonight if I can wait that long!

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  12. So elegant and delicious! My family will love this!!

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  13. Of course I love cannoli -- they would take back my Italian birth certificate if I said I didn't simply adore cannoli and now you have it in a mousse form. I can almost taste that creamy goodness. This is a dessert worthy of serving Christmas guests!! I'll be making it soon.

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  14. This would be a delicious dessert to serve not only during the holidays but after any Italian dinner. Wishing you all the best in this new year.

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