Dessert ingredient producer transforms the taste of classic cannoli into Italian gelato  


CONCORD, N.C. (May 9, 2019) –  Traditionally consisting of a tube-shaped, fried pastry dough filled with sweet, creamy, ricotta cheese-based filling, cannoli is a bonafide pastry classic. It is reported that Italian immigrants in America began making cannoli in bakeries over 100 years ago, so it fitting that PreGel America, a dessert ingredient company with Italian roots, would create a Cannoli Gelato Kit that allows gelato artisans to recreate the classic pastry into an authentic, Italian gelato.


“PreGel’s Ricotta 30 Sprint produces such a sweet and delicate flavor profile that it can be used in a number of versatile applications. And we believe interpreting the classic Italian cannoli as a gelato-based frozen dessert is the ideal way to highlight its quality,” says Anna Pata, sales and marketing director, PreGel America.

The PreGel Cannoli Gelato Kit produces a base of ricotta-flavored gelato, with pieces of fried cannoli shells folded throughout, and drizzled with chocolate stracciatella.


Contents of the PreGel Cannoli Gelato Kit – 316022 include:

  • 3 bottle of PreGel Gran Stracciatella Real (Chocolate Chips)
  • 2 bags of PreGel Ricotta 30 Sprint
  • 1 box of 3” Cannoli shells


The cannoli shells are intened to arrive in pieces, though some cases may contain whole cannoli shells.


Contents of the PreGel Cannoli Kit are also available as single items via the company’s website,