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Cannoli Dip

Cannoli Dip recipe. ouritalianjourney.com

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Cannoli Dip

This dip is fantastic and served with chocolate and regular graham crackers and easy to make!! I have been asked several times to bring this for dessert. I actually found this on Pinterest and have it pinned under Italian Desserts if you want to check it out that way!

Cannoli Dip


  • 15 oz. Ricotta Cheese strained (see step 1)
  • 8 oz. Mascarpone cheese Italian Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar plus more for dusting at the end, if desired
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips keep 2 tbsp min to garnish


  • First, you have to strain the Ricotta cheese into a mixing bowl. Cheesecloth works best but paper towels in combination would work too. Twist to squeeze as much of the liquid out as you can. Discard liquid.
  • In a mixing bowl using a spatula, blend together the Ricotta and the Mascarpone cheese; smoothing out any lumps as you go. Fold in powdered sugar.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Add half of the whipped cream to Ricotta mixture and fold until combined, then add remaining half until combined.
  • Fold in chocolate chips, reserving 1 – 2 Tbsp to garnish.
  • Serve chilled and topped with remaining chocolate chips, dusted lightly with powdered sugar. Serve with graham crackers, strawberries, whatever!
  • This freezes well too so you can make ahead and then thaw in the fridge before serving.



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Editors Note:  This recipe was originally posted on June 5, 2015. We are reposting it to give it another peek because it is just so good and easy to make!

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  • Reply
    September 24, 2018 at 11:49 am

    So going to try this!

    • Reply
      September 24, 2018 at 12:44 pm

      It truly is easy and so good!

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