5 Riffs on Cannoli We’re Absolutely in Love With Right Now

From pizza to pancakes, try these tasty twists on the favorite Italian dessert.

Perfectly crunchy and creamy, the cannoli is so beloved that restaurateurs have decided to put their own spin on the timeless dessert. Here are five of our favorite riffs to satisfy your cannoli-inspired cravings.


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The Dannoli at Pop’s Espresso Bar

7 Huguenot St, New Rochelle; 914.278.9533

Donut and cannoli? It’s a match made in heaven. Approach it with a knife and fork to cut through the moist, glazed donut. The ratio of ingredients is flawless, with enough cream to coat your donut and chocolate chips to add a burst of cocoa crunch.


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Holy Cannoli Pancake at Countryside Kitchen

493 US-6, Mahopac; 845.803.8420

There is no better way to start your day than with dessert disguised as breakfast. A whimsical play on the shape of a cannoli, these fluffy pancakes are formed into tubes and filled with decadent cream. You’ll just need one flapjack to fuel your day: They measure a foot long!

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Pinnoli from Abeetz

Westchester Mobile Pizza Truck; 845.590.7307

The cannoli comes to us from Sicily and so did the word Abeetz (the Sicilian slang pronunciation of pizza). To merge the two, Abeetz slathers a cinnamon-sugar churro crust with cannoli cream and chocolate shavings to create one unique dessert.



Cannoli cupcakes for the win this week!

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Cannoli Cupcake at Flour & Sun Bakery

19 Washington Ave, Pleasantville; 914.495.3232

This cupcake looks normal from the outside, topped with a simple and delicious vanilla buttercream. Chocolate chips may hint at the fact that there’s something different going on, but you’ll have to take a bite to discover that the buttery cake is has a rich cannoli filling.


Holy Cannoli Ice Cream at Village Creamery & Sweet Shop

32 Broadway, Valhalla; 914.421.1300

Transforming the essence of cannoli cream into an ice-cold treat is no small feat. At Village Creamery, this homemade ice cream has a smooth and velvety texture with notes of vanilla and cinnamon, plus plenty of chocolate chips. Missing the essential crunch of the cannoli shell? Order your scoops in a cone.


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