This Creamy Cannoli Dip is a sweet dip made with ricotta and mascarpone cheese and packed with chocolate chips.

Cannoli Dip made with ricottaCreamy Cannoli Dip

So last month I learned to make homemade ricotta cheese and now I’m hooked! Since then I’ve been looking for new ways to use ricotta in different recipes and decided to give this Creamy Cannoli Dip a try. I love cannoli with their crunchy pastry crust and their sweet ricotta filling but I’ve never had the time to make them myself. This easy Cannoli Dip skip the whole fried pastry part and goes straight to the good stuff! Scoop it up on a waffle cone and enjoy!

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Is Cannoli Made With Ricotta or Mascarpone?

Traditionally cannoli are made with ricotta, but over time people have started adding mascarpone and I thought it was the perfect addition for this sweet dip. Mascarpone is an Italian cream cheese which is similar to our American cream cheese but is richer and creamier because it is made from whole cream. The mascarpone and ricotta mixed together gives this dip a great texture and a rich, creamy taste.

How to Make Creamy Cannoli Dip:

  1. In medium bowl, mix ricotta cheese, mascarpone together until smooth.
  2. Slowly add the powdered sugar ½ cup at a time mixing until smooth. Add vanilla and mix.
  3. Add mini chocolate chips and fold them into the cannoli mixture.
  4. Put the cannoli dip in an airtight container and refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  5. Serve with waffle cone pieces, cookies, or graham crackers.
  6. Enjoy!

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What Goes With Cannoli Dip?

You can use anything you like but I suggest waffle cones broken up into pieces. If you prefer you can use cookies, graham crackers, or if you’re really ambitious, you can make the pastry dough used for cannoli and fried it into chips.

How Long Does Cannoli Dip Last in the Fridge?

If you store your Creamy Cannoli Dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator it will stay good for 3-5 days.

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Servings: 10
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins

Creamy Cannoli Dip

This Creamy Cannoli Dip is a sweet dip made with ricotta and mascarpone cheese and packed with chocolate chips.
Cannoli Dip made with ricotta
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3.34 from 3 votes

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces Ricotta cheese, drained
  • 8 ounces Mascarpone cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups Powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups Mini Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  • In medium bowl, mix ricotta cheese, mascarpone together until smooth.
  • Slowly add the powdered sugar ½ cup at a time mixing until smooth. Add vanilla and mix.
  • Add mini chocolate chips and fold them into the cannoli mixture.
  • Put the cannoli dip in an airtight container and refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Serve with waffle cone pieces, cookies, or graham crackers.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 387kcal, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 49mg, Sodium: 69mg, Potassium: 47mg, Sugar: 34g, Vitamin A: 580IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 157mg, Iron: 0.5mg
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert dip, sweet dip