No-Churn Pumpkin Cannoli Ice Cream

by Erin

Start off fall right – with pumpkin cannoli ice cream! This easy no-churn ice cream takes just like a pumpkin cannoli or at least what I think a pumpkin cannoli would taste like.

No-Churn Pumpkin Cannoli Ice Cream 2

I am a true believer of ice cream and its application year round. To prove my point I made a seasonal ice cream using pumpkin! It’s also super easy to make and does not require an ice cream maker, which means you have no excuses not to make this.

The flavor is pumpkin cannoli and while I have never actually tasted a pumpkin cannoli before I bet it tastes just like this ice cream, minus the cold factor. My favorite part is the crispy roasted pepitas which is why I sprinkled even more over the top.

No-Churn Pumpkin Cannoli Ice Cream 3

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Makes approximately 2 quarts


2 cups (1 pint) heavy cream

1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk

8 oz. (1 cup) ricotta cheese

1 cup pumpkin puree

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/8 tsp allspice

1 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

1 cup crushed cannoli shells or waffle cookies

1/2 cup roasted pepitas


  1. In a large, chilled bowl, whip heavy cream to stiff peaks. In a separate large bowl, mix together the sweetened condensed milk, ricotta, pumpkin, vanilla, and spices.
  2. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in 1/3 of the whipped cream into the sweetened condensed milk mixture. Gently fold in remaining cream until fully combined. Fold in chocolate chips, crushed cookies, and pepitas.
  3. Pour ice cream into a loaf pan or freezer-safe container, wrap with plastic warp or tin foil and freeze for 6 hours or overnight.
  4. Serve topped with additional chocolate chips, shells/cookies, or pepitas.

Source: Adapted from my No-Churn S’mores Ice Cream.


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Susan Ray August 18, 2022 - 9:11 pm

Just to confirm, this has 4 cups of heavy cream? This sounds great but most no churn Ice Creams have 2 cups of heavy cream only.

Erin August 19, 2022 - 8:53 am

Whoops that was a typo with the second listing of 2 cups of heavy cream. Thanks for catching that!

Shea @ Dixie Chik Cooks October 10, 2014 - 9:12 pm

You’re so creative :) Pinning!!

spiffycookie October 11, 2014 - 6:02 pm

Aw thanks!

Laura Dembowski October 10, 2014 - 2:51 pm

What a silky looking ice cream! Love all the mix-ins too. Someone should make a pumpkin cannoli though, I bet that would be a huge hit!

Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) October 10, 2014 - 8:51 am

I think you created the best ice cream ever!

Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later! October 9, 2014 - 10:16 pm

Wow! This looks so fabulous! Great fall flavor!

Amy @ Fearless Homemaker October 9, 2014 - 4:13 pm

This looks SO SO good! You always have such creative desserts. =) And is that a striped pumpkin in the background? Love it!

spiffycookie October 9, 2014 - 4:16 pm

Aw thanks! And haha yes it is ;-)

Joanne October 9, 2014 - 8:08 am

Ice cream ALWAYS sounds good to me! And I would never say no to a few bowls of this fun flavor…no matter the temperature!

Elizabeth @ October 9, 2014 - 1:53 am

Pumpkin cannoli?! That sound you just heard was the sound of my ears perking up. This sounds so incredible, Erin!

Nadia Raafat October 8, 2014 - 7:10 pm

This is a wonderful Ice cream, We don`t have to wait for the Holiday season to have pumpkin Ice Cream.

Thank you for sharing

Zainab October 8, 2014 - 1:58 pm

I am believer in ice cream all yet round too! And you are right, I’ve never tasted or seen pumpkin cannoli. But thanks to this ice cream!!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar October 8, 2014 - 9:09 am

Oh man!! Such a flavourful ice cream. Love this!


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