Cannoli's are a dessert favorite in our home. We don't have them often, so when we do it's definitely a special treat! I've made Cannoli's a few times in recent years from scratch, and this past weekend I tried my hand at a simple twist on this family favorite; Cannoli Dip. This recipe for Cannoli Dip incorporates all of the flavors of a traditional Cannoli, into an easy to prepare dip. I served it with anise Pizzelle cookies, and it was absolutely delicious - definitely a crowd pleaser!
Grab my simple and delicious recipe for Cannoli Dip, below.
Cannoli Dip Recipe
Recipe yields: 10 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes
Refrigerate time: refrigerate for a minimum of 10 minutes prior to serving.
What you'll need:
- Pizzelle Cookies (typically available in anise and vanilla flavor choices in most bakery sections at the grocery store ). OR you can try your hand at making them from scratch.
- 2 cups Ricotta cheese
- 1 8 oz package of cream cheese (cubed into 1" pieces)
- 4 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
- 1/4 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
Combine ricotta cheese, cream cheese, confectioners sugar and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer or mixer set at medium speed for 1-2 minutes / until your mixture is smooth. You can also whip the mixture by hand using a whisk if you don't have a mixer available. Next fold your mini semisweet chocolate chips into the mixture by hand until evenly distributed. Cover tightly with a lid or wrap and place your dip in the refrigerator for a minimum of 10 minutes to chill, prior to serving. Serve your Cannoli Dip with Pizzelle cookies (optional: dust your Pizzelle cookies lightly with confectioners sugar prior to serving).
You can store any left over dip in an airtight container for up to 3 days.