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White bowl of cannoli dip with chocolate chips cookies in it and on a plate next to it
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Cannoli Dip Recipe

A Creamy Dessert Dip Made from Whipped Cannoli Filling Using Real Mascarpone Cheese and Served with Chocolate Chip Cookies!
Prep Time10 mins
Refrigeration1 hr
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 320kcal
Author: Julie Evink

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces full fat mascarpone cheese excess water drained off if needed
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk ricotta cheese drained
  • 1 ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 tablespoons mini chocolate chips
  • chocolate chip cookies, broken waffle cones, pizzelle cookies, graham crackers or cannoli shells for serving

Instructions

  • Combine cheeses, extracts, and powdered sugar into a large mixing bowl of a stand mixer fit with a paddle attachment (or you can use a hand mixer). Whip on medium-high until thick and fluffy, about 5 minutes. 
  • Fold in 3 tablespoons of chocolate chips. Pour dip into serving bowl. Top with remaining chocolate chips. Let it set in fridge for about 1 hour and then serve with chocolate chips cookies. 

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Notes

Recipe adapted from Chef in Training
  • Make sure to use whole milk ricotta. In order for this dip to get whipped and creamy, you need that fat from the whole milk.
  • When you first start whipping the ingredients together, they will be thin and runny, almost like melted ice cream. But trust me – you just need to keep whipping it to help fluff it up.
  • We highly recommend using a hand mixer or stand mixer to get it whipped up! Whisking by hand will not achieve the same results.
  • This dip is loaded with chocolate chips, but feel free to use any other cannoli toppings that you love – chopped pistachios would make an excellent addition here.
  • Don’t make this dip too far in advance – the dip will collect a little bit of liquid at the bottom after a couple days. You can just stir it back in, of course, but you’ll lose the pretty presentation of chocolate chips on top.

Nutrition

Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 48mg | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 620IU | Calcium: 144mg | Iron: 0.3mg