Cannoli Dip

(Last Updated On: August 3, 2020)

Cannoli Dip: Rich and creamy dip that tastes just like cannoli in dip form. Easy and ready in 10 minutes!

Cannoli Dip

 Crunchy shells filled with sweet ricotta are things I dream about at night! Whether they are homemade or store-bought cannoli are always a welcome treat. I’ve turnd them into a deconstructed cannoli dip. It tastes just as good, but is 100% easier!  This easy cannoli dip recipe will satisfy your cannoli craving anytime in just a few minutes! 

I’ve had my share of cannoli and I have to tell you this cannoli dip is perfection!

More Cannoli Inspired Treats:

Cannoli Cheesecake

Cannoli Cake with Cannoli Cream Frosting


Cannoli Layer Cake

Cannoli Dip Ingredients

To make this cannoli dip recipe you’ll only need a few ingredients.They are ricotta cheese, mascarpone cheese, confectioners sugar, vanilla extract, and miniature chocolate chips.

That’s all. Very simple just like we like it.

Cannoli Dip Recipe

First, beat your mascarpone and drained ricotta cheese together. Then add in the confectioner’s sugar, and the vanilla. Make sure to do it slowly so you don’t end up with a huge mess.  Been there done that. 😉 Once you have all the other ingredients mixed together, you’ll want to add your chocolate chips and fold them in. 


Now all you have to do is put some plastic wrap over the bowl and chill it. You’ll want to leave it in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes. Serve it with cookies or waffles cones. The best way to eat it with the waffles cones is to break them up and use them like a chip.

cannoli dip recipe

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can I Make it Ahead of Time? You can make it ahead of time. It takes best chilled and holds up in the fridge beautifully.  If you are making this to take to an office party or a holiday party: make 1-2 days ahead of time, and keep it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve.
  2. Are There Any Substitutions for Mascarpone? Cream cheese can be used instead of mascarpone, but if you want to stay true to the Italian roots, use mascarpone. My local small town grocery store doesn’t have mascarpone, so cream cheese will do just fine. You could also use all ricotta if you’d prefer.
  3. How do You Drain Ricotta Cheese? All you have to do is line a strainer with cheesecloth. Then, place the strainer in or on top of a bowl to catch the drippings. Just make sure the strainer isn’t down inside the bowl too deep so it stays away from the liquid. Now, spoon the ricotta cheese into the strainer. Cover the ricotta with a clean cloth and place a heavy object on top. You can use a small jar of something from your pantry, or even a can of food. Hellllooo giant can of sauerkraut we buy and never use. This will help the moisture to be slowly released from the ricotta.

What to Serve With Cannoli Dip?

My favorite things to dip with are broken up waffle cones, broken cannoli shells, and graham cracker sticks.

Another idea I like is using fruits. Apples, strawberries, and even pineapple taste great. Also, you could also use any form of cookies such as Nila wafers or animal crackers.

Finally, I love the salty-sweet combination so pretzels are always a winner for me.

Use your imagination. I’m sure you can find numerous things you’d love to eat this delicious dip with.


  1. How Long is Cannoli Dip Good For? Properly stored in the refrigerator thedip will last for 3-4 days.
  2. Does Cannoli Dip Need to be Refrigerated? Yes, it must be refrigerated because it cont be sure to keep it in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve.
  3. Can you Freeze it? Yes, you can freeze this cannoli dip with mascarpone. You can keep it in the freezer for up to 2-3 months.


how to make cannoli dip

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Cannoli Dip

Cannoli Dip: Rich and creamy dip that tastes just like cannoli in dip form. Easy and ready in 10 minutes!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Best, Creamy, Easy, homemade, No Bake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 Slices
Calories 290kcal
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  • In a large bowl, beat ricotta cheese and mascarpone until smooth.
  • Add vanilla. Stir in powdered sugar a little at a time until just combined.
  • Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 20-30 minutes before serving.


Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 43mg | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 480IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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Adapted via If You Give a Blonde a Kitchen

I hope you guys enjoy this recipe as much as I did. I use it for parties, holiday get-togethers, or when I have friends over. It’s always a crowd pleaser.

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What do you think of this Cannoli Dip?