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The Best Cannoli Dip

This Cannoli Dip recipe takes a favorite Italian dessert and twists it into a delicious and easy, sweet dip!

A DELICIOUS DESSERT DIP

This Cannoli Dip takes all my favorite flavors from a regular cannoli and makes it an easy and tasty treat that is a hit at get-togethers. I make this just a bit sweeter than the typical cannoli filling. I love dessert dips, like this recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip, and this Cannoli Dip is quickly becoming my newest favorite sweet dip! Even if you’ve never had a cannoli, you must try this cannoli dip recipe! You’ll fall in love!

Cannoli Dip in bowl with chocolate chips and waffle cone piece.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What can I use to dip in this?

Our go-to is waffle cones but you can also use pizzelle cookies, vanilla wafers, graham crackers and even fruit!

Can I use vanilla extract?

Yes. If you are not a fan of almond extract or cannot find it, you can absolutely substitute vanilla for the almond.

How do I store?

Covered with plastic wrap or placed in an airtight container. This Cannoli Dip recipe will last up to 2-3 days in the refrigerator. I don’t recommend freezing it.

Can I double this recipe?

Absolutely! If you plan on serving more people then doubling this would be a great idea!

Why do I need to refrigerate this after making it?

The refrigeration is necessary to let the ingredients chill and come together to get the right dippable consistency.

Finished Cannoli Dip in white bowl with chocolate chips and waffle cone in bowl Pinterest image.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • cream cheese
  • ricotta cheese
  • powdered sugar
  • almond extract
  • lemon zest
  • mini chocolate chips
  • waffle cones
Ingredients needed: cream cheese,
 ricotta cheese, 
powdered sugar, almond extract, 
lemon zest, 
mini chocolate chips
 and waffle cones.

HOW TO MAKE CANNOLI DIP:

In a bowl add the cream cheese and ricotta cheese. Use an electric mixer or standing mixer to mix the cream cheese and ricotta cheese until smooth.

Cream cheese and ricotta cheese in white bowl.

Then blend in the powdered sugar, and almond extract until smooth. 

Beaten cheeses with powdered sugar added to bowl.

Add in the lemon zest and mini chocolate chips.

Lemon zest and mini chocolate chips added to beaten cheese and powdered sugar mixture.

Stir until smooth and combined. Wrap and refrigerate for at least ½ hour before serving.

Dip mixture finished in white bowl.

Serve with waffle cones broken into chip-size pieces to scoop up the dip.

Finished Cannoli Dip I white bowl surrounded by waffle cones.

Enjoy!

Hand dipping a waffle cone piece into Cannoli Dip.

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Square image of Cannoli Dip finished and garnished in white bowl

The Best Cannoli Dip

This Cannoli Dip recipe takes a favorite Italian dessert and twists it into a delicious and easy, sweet dip!
5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Chill:: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • 8 ounce package cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • broken waffle cones
  • optional garnish: chopped pistachios or chocolate shavings

Instructions

  • In a bowl add the cream cheese and ricotta cheese.
  • Use an electric mixer or standing mixer to mix the cream cheese and ricotta cheese until smooth.
  • Then blend in the powdered sugar, and almond extract until smooth.
  • Stir in the lemon zest and mini chocolate chips.
  • Wrap and refrigerate for at least ½ hour before serving.
  • Serve with waffle cones broken into chip-size pieces to scoop up the dip.

Notes

  1. Dipping ingredients are not calculated into nutritional value.
  2. You can use any of your favorite cookies or fruit for dipping such as waffle cones, vanilla wafers, graham crackers, chocolate chip cookies and strawberries.
  3. This can be doubled if you want to serve more people.
  4. This does need time to chill to set up to a dippable consistency.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Sodium: 106mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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  1. 5 stars
    I’m half Sicilian, Brandie, and I was thinking of adding some candied citron, too. Can’t wait to try it!