Inside Out Cannoli with a Twist of Lime

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Inside Out Cannoli with a Twist of Lime

Inside Out Cannoli with a Twist of Lime
Number of Servings: 8 Total Preparation Time: 45 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: No cooking required Source: Cape Fear Nutrition Blog - Diane Boyd
Food Groups: Dairy
Meal Type: Dessert
Nutrition Content: Good Source of Calcium
Origin: Italian


1/3 cup sweetened condensed Milk
2 1/2 Tablespoons fresh Lime juice
1 cup California heavy Cream
1 cup California reduced fat Ricotta cheese
1/2 cup confectioners’ Sugar, sifted
Finely grated zest of 1/2 Lime
Chopped Pistachios, for topping
Plain crisp wafer Cookies, for serving


1. Stir fresh lime juice into sweetened condensed milk and set aside.

2. Combine ricotta, confectioners’ sugar, and lime zest in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth, about 1 minute.

3. Pour heavy cream into another bowl and beat on medium speed until stiff peaks form, about 2 minutes. (Test the stiffness by pulling a beater out of the cream. The whipped cream should hold its shape and cling to the beater.)

4. Fold one third of the whipped cream into ricotta mixture with a rubber spatula until combined and uniform. Gently fold in remaining whipped cream.

5. Spread half of the ricotta mousse into a pie plate or loaf pan. Drizzle with half of the lime sauce. Repeat with remaining ricotta mousse and lime sauce. Chill, uncovered 30 minutes or up to overnight.

6. Spoon ricotta mousse mixture into cups or bowls and sprinkle with chopped nuts. Serve with crisp wafer cookies on the side.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 343
Total Fat: 19 g
Saturated Fat: 11 g
Polyunsaturated Fat:
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 122 mg
Carbohydrates: 34 g
Protein: 10 g
Vitamin A:
Vitamin C:
Calcium: 260 mg

Cook's Notes:

Recipe is used with permission from CMAB and Diane Boyd.