This delicious Cannoli Dip is made with ricotta cheese, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla (I really like it with mini chocolate chips too). Serve it with pieces of cannoli shells, or waffle cone pieces. It’s also so good for dipping strawberries, graham crackers, and biscotti. This recipe comes together so quickly and easily serves a small group for dessert!
What is a cannoli?
Cannoli is an irresistible Italian dessert, usually made with a tube-shaped, crispy pastry shell and filled with a sweet ricotta cream. Sometimes the shell is dipped in chocolate, and it’s often dusted with powdered sugar. Yum!
This dip is basically a deconstructed cannoli. The filling goes in a bowl instead of inside a pastry. And the crispy shell is broken up, and those pieces are the dippers.
Cannoli Dip Ingredients
Here are the ingredients you’ll need to whip up this dip:
▢ whole milk ricotta cheese
▢ 8 oz cream cheese
▢ 1 cup powdered sugar
▢ 1 tsp vanilla extract
▢ cannoli shells or other dippers (suggested below)
Cannoli Shells for Dipping
There are a lot of options for dippers (we’ll get to that in a minute), but the very best dippers are actual cannoli pastry shells– of course! I’ve found them at Harris Teeter, Wegman’s, and Publix. But you can also buy them on Amazon! Easy peasy, just use the links below:
Small Chocolate Cannoli Shells
Mini Cannoli Shells
Golden Cannoli Chips
What Should I Serve with Cannoli Dip?
These are some of my favorite things to serve with cannoli dip:
- red and black grapes
- apple slices
Lemon Cookie Thins
Thin Biscotti Cookies
- 1 cup whole milk ricotta
- 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 174Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 78mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 14gProtein: 4g