Cannoli Dip Recipe (With Video)

This Cannoli Dip Recipe is all the flavors you love from a traditional Cannoli combined together in a dip to share with everyone!

I LOVE a good dip, especially for social gatherings. If you are looking for other dips that would be great for any occasion then you should check out my Authentic Greek Tzatziki Sauce, Melitzanosalata (Greek Eggplant Dip), and Easy Fava Bean Dip!

Cannoli Dip surrounded by waffle chips on a white plate

This Cannoli dip is filled with Cream Cheese, Powdered Sugar, and Ricotta Cheese which are all of the traditional ingredients you would see in a handmade Cannoli in Italy.

The best part? It’s a cinch to whip up this dessert dip and you don’t have to spend forever making and shaping the cannoli shells or putting the cannoli filling into the shells. Instead you can grab some waffle cones or dippers of your choosing and dive right into this Italian dessert with all that authentic cannoli flavor!

How to make Cannoli Dip

Assemble your ingredients. For exact amounts see the recipe card below.

Ingredients for Cannoli Dip

In a stand mixer or using a hand mixer, beat the ricotta, cream cheese, and powdered sugar together until smooth, about 3-5 minutes.

Cream Cheese, Ricotta, and Powdered Sugar in a glass bowl

Next add in the vanilla extract and mix for another minute.

vanilla added to the Cannoli Dip

Then, fold in the mini chocolate chips by hand, leaving some on the side to top the dish with.

Mini Chocolate Chips added to the Cannoli Dip

Top the dish with the remaining chocolate chips, serve with broken waffle cones and enjoy!

Cannoli Dip With waffle chips around on a white plate

Cannoli Dip Texture

One thing to note if you have not have a cannoli before is that there is a specific texture that comes with this dish. Traditionally cannoli’s are made with ricotta cheese. Normally when I think of ricotta cheese, I think of lasagna and not dessert. But if you have ever had either you know that ricotta has a very distinctive texture and this recipe is no different. If you are not a fan of the texture that ricotta has then I would recommend substituting in mascarpone cheese which will be a smoother consistency overall.

Dippers for Cannoli Dip

You can use anything as a dipper for this scrumptious Cannoli Dip, here are some that I would recommend to use:

  • Waffle Cone Chips
  • Strawberries
  • Vanilla Wafers
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Graham Crackers
  • Pretzels
  • Pizzelle Cookies

FAQs

How Long can you leave out this dessert dip?

Since this recipe contains fresh dairy products you want to ensure that once it hits room temperature it is not out for more than 2 hours. You can always put it back in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes and then continue serving.

Can You Make this Cannoli Dip in Advance?

Of course! However, be sure to wait on mixing in the chocolate chips until ready to serve. Once prepared, this dip can be stored in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 24 hours before serving. When ready to serve, you can either do so cold, or thaw 30 minutes to room temperature, whichever you prefer!

Storage Information

You can store this creamy cannoli dip in an airtight container in your fridge for 3-5 days.

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This Cannoli Dip Recipe is all the flavors you love from a traditional Cannoli combined together in a dip to share with everyone!

Cannoli Dip Recipe

This Cannoli Dip Recipe is all the flavors you love from a traditional Cannoli combined together in a dip to share with everyone!
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Course: Dessert, Desserts
Cuisine: European, Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 184kcal
Author: Linda
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup mini chocolate chips
  • waffle cone chips - for serving
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Instructions

  • In a stand mixer or using a hand mixer, beat the ricotta, cream cheese, and powdered sugar together until smooth, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Next add in the vanilla extract and mix for another minute.
  • Then, fold in the mini chocolate chips by hand, leaving some on the side to top the dish with.
  • Top the dish with mini chocolate chips serve, and enjoy!

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NOTES

You can store this recipe in an airtight container in your fridge for 3-5 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 441IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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