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Banana Split Cannoli

Chocolate Banana Ice Cream in dark chocolate cannoli shells stacked up and covered in whipped cream, strawberries and pineapples.

Serve up this huge Banana Split Cannoli dessert. Full of chocolate cannoli shells, ricotta ice cream, whipped cream, strawberries, pineapple and a sprinkles!

Banana Split Cannoli – An Ice Cream Dessert

This is the final recipe for the Cannoli shells and the chocolate banana ice cream. This is where we put it all together and make a huge banana split dessert out of it! With the cannoli filled with the ricotta ice cream I’ve created layers with whipped cream, strawberries, pineapple, sprinkles, chopped nuts and a cherry on top. It’s quite impressive and feeds a crowd! I know you’re saying, yeah, I’d cheat on my diet for that! And that’s exactly the kind of dessert I was going for!

Layer upon layer of yummy ricotta ice cream cannoli stacked high with whipped cream, strawberries, and pineapple chunks.

Banana Split Cannoli
Recipe type: Ice Cream
Serves: 15
Prep time:
Total time:
Layer upon layer of yummy ricotta ice cream cannoli stacked high with whipped cream, strawberries, and pineapple chunks.
  1. When you have made your chocolate banana ice cream, place half of the soft mixture into a piping bag or quart sized baggie and freeze for 30 - 60 hours. Place the remaining ice cream mixture into a freezer safe container and freeze to eat later.
  2. Remove the piping bag from the freezer, it should be thickened up and have the consistency of soft serve ice cream. Cut off a 1 inch corner and fill the cannoli shells and add any sprinkles you like. Place the ice cream filled cannoli shells on to a cookie sheet and return to the freezer to completely harden.
  3. When ready to serve, cut up your strawberries and drain your pineapple from the can. Whip the heavy cream and powdered sugar until stiff peaks form.
  4. On a serving tray, place 5 ice cream cannoli and top with the whipped cream, strawberries and pineapple chunks. Add 4 cannoli on top and layer again with whipped cream, strawberries and pineapple. Continue with 3 cannoli, then 2 then top with whipped cream, sprinkles, chopped peanuts and a cherry on top.

Layer upon layer of yummy ricotta ice cream cannoli stacked high with whipped cream, strawberries, and pineapple chunks.

Now, I know you’re going to ask me – “Do I have to make it all by scratch?” The simple answer is No, you don’t. You can buy regular cannoli shells at the grocery store and fill then with your favorite ice cream then use Cool Whip in place of the whipped cream. I don’t think that there’s a wrong way to make a dessert like this.

Ricotta Ice Cream filled Cannoli made into a banana split dessert. It's impressive to behold.

Now, if you’re the adventurous type that wants to go all out and make these, then I solute you! I wanna see your creations.

I would love for you to share your Banana Split Cannoli desserts with me on my facebook page or tag me on Instagram. It would be AWESOME to see them!

Banana Split Cannoli dessert serves a crowd. Everyone will love this fun twist to a classic dessert.

BTW – you also don’t have to go to such great lengths to actually make a tower. By all means, serve an ice cream cannoli with a side of whipped cream, strawberries, and pineapple. In fact, this is the perfect way to save them for yourself. Keep the ice cream filled cannoli in your freezer and indulge when you want. If that’s at 3 in the afternoon, then by all means – GO FOR IT!!

It’s all good! Enjoy!
Keep your ice cream filled cannoli shells wrapped up in the freezer so you can enjoy them any time you want a banana split cannoli dessert.

This Banana Split Cannoli dessert is part three of a series. Get the recipes for the Chocolate Cannoli Shells and and the Chocolate Banana Ricotta Ice Cream on the blog.

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