Chocolate Chip Cannoli Dip

We love serving homemade sweets during the holidays and this chocolate chip cannoli dip is a perfect dip to serve during this season. Loaded with chocolate chips, ricotta cheese and a little sugar, makes this cannoli dip very easy to whip up in minutes and serve! It's a fun dessert dip to serve for holiday entertaining!

And you won't mind serving it to kids, because ricotta cheese is a healthy cheese containing lots of protein, about 7 grams of protein in each 1/4 cup of serving.  Adults will love this chocolate chip cannoli dip too simply because the cannoli cream is very light and incredibly smooth and creamy with less fat and less calories than most dips. And of course, the chocolate chips make everything taste more delicious!

Cannolis are our favorite Italian pastries. Here I served the dip with broken-up sugar cones. It adds the taste of the cannoli shells (we all love) each time we dip.

In my family, everyone goes bonkers over cannoli cream! This is the dip that will disappear quickly every time you put it on the table. Also, as a bonus, this too is a dip you can make the night before. Just serve it chilled with broken-up sugar cones or waffle cones for some extra sweetness.

Present this chocolate chip cannoli dip as part of your holiday sweets buffet. It's always a hit at parties and a definite crowd-pleaser!


Chocolate Chip Cannoli Dip
  • 2 +1/2 cups of ricotta cheese
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup of mini chocolate chips
  • 5 pistachio nuts, crushed
  • 6 to 8 sugar cones , broken-up 
  • powdered sugar, for dusting

In a small mixing bowl, blend ricotta cheese with sugar using an electric hand mixer.
Blend in the vanilla extract and cinnamon and beat for about 1 minute until the mixture is smooth and creamy.  Stir in the chocolate chips and spoon cannoli mixture into a serving bowl. 

Place the bowl onto a serving platter. Carefully break apart the sugar cones and place them around the platter. Dust on top with powdered sugar, then sprinkle on top with some crushed pistachio nuts. 
And serve.

Makes: about 3 cups

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  1. What a great idea. So much easier than stuffing cannoli too :) It looks delicious!

    1. We agree Sue, the dip is so much more fun than filling cannoli shells. Hope you ll try this recipe!

  2. This is as delicious-looking that is as delicious-looking as it is beautiful; I can't decide what I love the most about this dip. Is it the ricotta? The chocolate chips? The pistachios? Or the bits of sugar cone? Just wow! Thanks for this recipe, it's my favorite of the day and knowing it is from my favorite pair of sister-foodies makes it even better. Wishing you both (and your families) the merriest of holiday seasons full of continued blessings and delicious food.

    1. You are So Sweet Dan! thank you for your kind words, we wish you the same! Enjoy the holidays and keep cooking those fabulous meals!!

  3. What a fun idea! I've never done a sweet dip before! I could be a nice spread on bread too! Maybe for a Sunday morning treat?

    1. That sounds delicious Sandra, on bread - I would like to try that too! Enjoy and have a great weekend!


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