If you’ve been reading for a while, you’ve heard me profess my love for ice cream on many occasions. It is, without a doubt, my favorite dessert. I love making it almost as much as I love eating it, and this summer has had no shortage of homemade ice cream at our house. We’ve also visited Gelati Celesti, our favorite Richmond ice cream shop, many times. Because, as good as homemade ice cream is, sometimes you need to go somewhere that you can mix and match a bunch of flavors.
This cannoli ice cream happened when I planned to make cannoli cups for a party but ended up making a cake. Since I had all the ingredients on hand, it just made sense to turn them into ice cream. The flavor of this is very reminiscent to cannoli filling. The ricotta in the base of the ice cream adds a very unique flavor to the ice cream. It’s got chocolate chips, pistachios and crushed cannoli shells in it, so you know it’s good. You could even leave out the cannoli shells and opt for serving this in waffle cones instead. Better yet, use half the cannoli dough to make ice cream bowls!