It's the holiday weekend and it's time to celebrate! My kids LOVE ice cream and they especially love ice cream cones. They're sweet, delicious and fun to eat, there's no wonder they're so good. But if you have little ones you know how messy ice cream can be when it melts away faster than they can eat them. The ice cream starts dripping down the sides as a parent nearby is urgently encouraging the child to lick the melting treat and lick those drips! before the ice cream comes flooding down the side of the cone. One drip at a time and then they're covered. You've seen it, I'm sure, they're all dressed up for a party and they get their adorable little outfits all covered in ice cream!
These cute cannoli inspired vanilla cones are delicious and taste like soft serve vanilla ice cream from the ice cream shop. Seriously! Try them! I don't add a lot of sugar, I find that by the time you put the ricotta in a sugar cone and add sprinkles on top that the amount of sweetness is perfect. My boys gobbled these up in a flash! But if you have a real sweet tooth taste the cannoli mixture and add more sugar as you need, but trust me, you won't need a lot!
These vanilla cones are easy to whip up and perfect for serving to a crowd. You can prep the ricotta ahead of time and keep it in a covered bowl in the fridge then put them together right before serving. I wouldn't put them together ahead of time because the cones may get soggy and the colors from the sprinkles may start to melt into the ricotta.... and no one wants a soggy ice cream cone!
So I'm guessing that by now you know what I'm talking about and that you probably have one of those friends whose darling children are always perfectly dressed in the cutest little outfits. Help her out this holiday weekend and serve these cones. I promise, Mama will say yes to these cannoli vanilla cones!
- 2 cups of ricotta cheese
- dash of pure vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp of powdered sugar/icing sugar
- coloured sprinkles, or other toppings of your choice
- sugar cones
1. In a bow mix together ricotta cheese, vanilla and sugar until well mixed and a bit fluffy - taste and add more sugar if desired
2. Spoon cheese mixture into cones and add sprinkles!
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