This Cannoli Dip is the perfect dessert to serve with your favorite cookies, graham crackers, pretzels, or fruit. It's creamy and flavorful!
Dessert dips are a great crowd-pleaser. They are easy to prep and can be made a day ahead. This easy cannoli dip is no exception.
This sweet treat is sure to become one of your go-to recipes when hosting parties at home or bringing dishes to potlucks.
Just like with our fabulous Dunakroo Dip you don't worry about leftovers because there aren't any - everyone loves this dip too much not to finish everything off in one sitting!
You'll also feel great knowing that all the ingredients are natural and healthy. And perfect for those who want a guilt-free snack option. So what are you waiting for?
This classic Italian treat is fashioned into a lusciously sweet dessert dip infused with the warm, inviting flavors of vanilla and cinnamon.
This creamy confectionery is generously sprinkled with tiny chocolate chips to add some texture and give you that much-needed dose of chocolaty goodness!
Dessert dips are surely becoming a big thing nowadays. They are quick and easy to make plus super customizable too!
Who would not love dipping their favorite dessert into another dessert? It doubles the fun and the deliciousness without all the complicated and time-consuming steps.
I made Dunkaroo Dip a few months back and it was such a joy to make AND eat!
This easy dessert recipe is inspired by traditional Cannoli without having to worry about the flaky pastry shells.
The dip is made of two kinds of Italian cheese - Ricotta and Mascarpone and sweetened by adding confectioners’ sugar.
It is a great way to enjoy the amazing flavors of the classic with just a fraction of the time and effort!
It is the perfect sweet treat for the next game day, family party, holiday get-together, or when you simply want a quick and easy treat to satisfy your sweet cravings.
Why We Love This Recipe
EASE - Cannoli Dip is a quick and easy no-bake treat you can whip up in no time.
We’ve all had those lazy days when we want nothing to do with cooking or baking, I think. And sometimes, the only thing that can bring us out of that funk is a good dessert! Well, this super easy recipe is the answer to that dilemma.
The only things you’ll need are a hand mixer or a stand mixer and a bowl. You will be done in no time at all.
LIMITED INGREDIENTS. This recipe requires only a handful of ingredients. Everything you’ll need to make this awesome sweet dip can be easily found in your local grocery store if you do not have them readily available in your kitchen.
PLANNING - This is one of those great dessert recipes you can easily prepare a day in advance.
CROWD PLEASER. A fun family favorite. Turn this recipe into an enjoyable family bonding time by making it with your kids. I’m sure they will love twirling those ‘lil choco chips into the creamy mixture!
CUSTOMIZABLE. You can follow my lead or make it your own. Try out other flavors aside from vanilla and cinnamon and use other garnish aside from chocolate. Let your sweet tooth guide you! You can serve this sweet dip with a variety of cookies, broken waffle cones, or even fruit
GREAT FOR SHARING - make a big bowl of this pure dessert bliss and let the party begin.
Ricotta - Keeping the main ingredient of the classic Cannoli filling holds this recipe up to the standard of an authentic Italian treat! For the best creamiest result, use full fat or whole milk Ricotta cheese.
Mascarpone - This versatile and mildly sweet cheese thickens and adds volume to the dip.
Vanilla - It provides an enticing flavor profile and floral fragrance.
Cinnamon - Adds a warm and citrusy tone to the dip.
Powdered sugar - Makes the whipped cheese sweet, light, and fluffy!
Mini Chocolate Chips - Use semisweet chocolate chips. If you do not have this, you can grate or chop chocolate bars or blocks instead.
Variations and Additions
CREAM CHEESE - You may use regular cream cheese (American cream cheese) as a more budget-friendly option to mascarpone.
Although the flavor and texture will not be exactly the same, I don't expect that you'll get many complaints. 😉 It'll still be pretty darn tasty!
ADDITIONAL FLAVORS - You may also use other flavorings like orange or lemon zest, nutmeg, or almond extract.
GARNISHES - Have fun with this recipe and use other garnishes like sprinkles, cocoa nibs, coconut flakes, crushed nuts, M&Ms, and crushed cookies.
How To Make Cannoli Dip
This no-bake recipe couldn’t be easier to make! Waiting for it to chill before serving is actually the hardest part!
- Using an electric mixer, beat the ricotta and mascarpone in a large mixing bowl until creamy.
- Add the vanilla extract, cinnamon, and powdered sugar and beat until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Refrigerate for 15 minutes before serving.
Recipe Success Tips
If your ricotta cheese is too watery, it may result in a runny dip. If you notice this strain it first using a cheesecloth before whipping.
I generally find that you don't have to do this if you buy Whole Milk Ricotta from Trader Joe's.
Using a hand or stand mixer is highly recommended. Aside from making it easier for you, mixing it by hand won’t give you that creamy and fluffy texture.
Add the chocolate chips in two batches. The first half should be folded into the cheese mixture. Make sure to do it gently so it does not deflate. Use the remaining chocolate chips as toppings to create that beautiful finish!
If you have any leftovers simply store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
You can serve this delicious dip with any of the following:
- broken cannoli shells
- waffle cone pieces
- chocolate chip cookies
- sliced fresh fruits
- graham crackers
- vanilla wafers
- fresh fruit
More Easy Dessert Ideas
- Beat ricotta cheese and mascarpone in a large bowl with a hand mixer until creamy.
- Add vanilla extract, cinnamon, and powdered sugar and beat until well combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Chill for 15 minutes. Serve and enjoy.