July 06, 2015

Cannoli Dip

While traveling last weekend in PA, I found these cannoli chips made from cannoli shells but in dipping form!  I instantly knew I needed to buy these to make a cannoli dip because cannolis are one of my favorite desserts and non-bake dips make great summer party food!

Growing up, I would request cannolis instead of birthday cake for my birthday, so you know the love is real and this cannoli dip is as real as it gets!

Cannoli Dip
Serves 8-10
  • 15 oz. ricotta cheese (strained for several hours)
  • 8 oz. mascarpone
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar (+ a little extra for dusting the chips - not shown above)
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips or pistachios
  • Cannoli chips, graham crackers, pitzels, etc. for dipping or spreading
  1. Allow the ricotta cheese to strain for several hours.  If we're being technical, you should use cheese cloth and a strainer, but I didn't have any cheese cloth so I just used paper towels and a strainer and after several hours there was a substantial amount of liquid in the bottom of my bowl and my paper towel was soaked through.
  2. After straining the ricotta, combine the ricotta and mascarpone until smooth
  3. Add in the vanilla extract and powdered sugar and mix until fully combined
  4. Fold in the mini chocolate chips or any desired additives
  5. Refrigerate until serving