Cannoli Dog

Cannoli Dog


  • 1 cup milk or half-and-half
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Unsalted butter
  • Sweet Hot Dog Buns


  • 1 cup ricotta
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar and extra for dusting
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract or almond extract
  • ⅓ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries.


  • In a bowl whisk together the eggs, milk or half-and-half, vanilla extract and sugar.
  • Transfer to a shallow pan.
  • Melt 2 tbsp. butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  • Dip the hot dog bun in the egg mixture, soak well and coat evenly.
  • Place the bun in the pan and push down slightly with a spatula.
  • Cook 1 minute on each side or until golden brown.
  • Place the ricotta, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract in a bowl, beat with mixer for 4 minutes.
  • Mix in semi sweet chocolate chips with a spatula.
  • Fill cream into piping bag and pipe into French toast bun, top with strawberries and a dusting of powdered sugar and more chocolate chips!



Donatella Arpaia

Donatella Arpaia is a chef, restaurateur, entrepreneur, and mother. She has built an empire of successful restaurants drawing on the skills, passion, methods, and love for food she learned from her family.