Photo of cannoli dip with graham crackers.

Creamy Cannoli Dip

Cannoli Dip tastes just like the rich, creamy filling of a cannoli without all of the hassle. A couple of ingredients and 5 minutes are all you need to whip up this perfect party pleaser.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta
  • 8 ounce cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • graham crackers, strawberries, waffle cones, etc.

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, add ricotta, cream cheese, and powdered sugar. Beat with a mixer on medium-high speed until smooth, approximately 3-5 minutes. Add vanilla extract and continue beating for 30 more seconds.

  2. Taste the dip, and add up to 1/2 cup of additional powdered sugar as desired.

  3. Gently fold chocolate chips into the dip. Sprinkle extra chocolate chips on top of the dip.

  4. Serve dip immediately with dippers of your choice. Strawberries, graham crackers, waffle cones, and pizzelle cookies are great options!

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Homemade Hooplah.

 

If your ricotta is a bit watery you can strain it. Line a colander with a cheese cloth and strain the ricotta by pressing it with a rubber spatula until most of the liquid has drained. Paper towels can also be used in place of the cheese cloth.