Chocolate Cannoli Dip, take the best cannoli dip recipe and add some chocolate for an easy homemade treat! Based on the Italian pastry, this dip is always a crowd pleaser!
An easy Chocolate Cannoli Dip recipe for you today! You know how I love a good cannoli, and you may remember my BEST Cannoli Dip recipe. I love how easy this cannoli dip is to make. It’s great for adults and kids and can easily be adapted with your favorite flavors.
You know I like anything and everything cannoli! So before I get started on this dip, I thought I’d share some of my other favorite cannoli recipes. If you’re a big fan too, be sure to check out my other fun cannoli inspired recipes…
- Best Cannoli Dip
- Cannoli Cake
- Cannoli Cookies
- Cannoli Milkshake
- Cannoli Cream Chocolate Truffles
- Mini Cannoli Dip Cups
I’m sure there will be more on the way so be sure to visit my cannoli recipes page to get the latest. I may need an intervention here soon. haha!
Ok, let’s move on and talk about this homemade cannoli dip! Love it!
How to Make Chocolate Cannoli Dip
This homemade cannoli dip is super easy to make and based on the Italian cannoli pastry. You’ll have homemade cannoli dip in no time.
How to make cannoli dip…
To start, place about a half cup of the mini chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Melt the chocolate chips in your microwave until smooth.
Depending on your microwave, you may need to heat the chocolate at a lower temperature or in intervals. Be careful not to cook the chocolate too long so it doesn’t burn. Set the melted chocolate aside to cool.
In a large mixing bowl, mix together the ricotta, mascarpone, and powdered sugar. I like to use an electric mixer but you can mix by hand or could even use a stand mixer. Mix the cheese and sugar together until well combined and smooth.
I like to use full-fat ricotta and mascarpone but you can use lighter versions. I’d suggest draining them first for a thicker dip. If you’d rather a softer dip, you don’t have to drain them as well.
Once you have the cheese and sugar well mixed. Mix in the cooled chocolate. Make sure the melted chocolate chips are COOL before adding. If they’re still warm, you can place the bowl over an ice bath and stir until the chocolate has cooled.
Then mix in the vanilla extract, orange zest, ground cinnamon, and salt until well combined.
Depending on your preferences, you may want to change-up some of the flavors. I like a little fresh orange zest in mine, but if you’re not a fan of orange, you can certainly omit. Almond extract would also be great as well as your favorite spices.
Stir in the remaining mini chocolate chips.
If you think the dip is too thick, you can stir in a little milk or cream. Just add a little at a time. If you think your dip is too thick, you can add more powdered sugar, a little at a time.
Place the Chocolate Cannoli Dip in serving bowls as desired, then cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Top the dip with additional chocolate chips and/or chopped nuts. A little fresh orange zest on top would also be nice.
Serve the dip with “dippers” of your choice such as apple slices, cannoli chips, graham crackers, etc. Or check out “What to Serve with Cannoli Dip” for more ideas.
This Chocolate Cannoli Dip always gets rave reviews! I love making different flavors and serve them all together with an assortment of food to dip.
This easy cannoli dip is perfect for parties and potlucks. Also perfect for National Cannoli Day on June 16th.
For a boozy adult treat, adding a little amaretto, chocolate liqueur, or your other favorite liqueurs would be a great addition to this homemade cannoli dip. Or give my Pumpkin Cannoli Dip or Orange Almond Cannoli Dip a try too.
Hope you enjoy this easy cannoli dip recipe! Be sure to check out my other cannoli recipes.
Chocolate Cannoli Dip
- 1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips divided
- 15 ounces Ricotta cheese drained if needed
- 8 ounces Mascarpone cheese
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon fresh orange zest
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- mini chocolate chips and/or chopped nuts
- apple slices
- graham crackers
- cannoli chips
- vanilla wafers
- ice cream cones broken into pieces
- Place 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring after each one until chocolate has melted and smooth. Set aside to cool.
- Place ricotta, mascarpone, and powdered sugar in large mixing bowl. Mix with an electric mixer or stand mixer until smooth and well combined. Mix in the cooled melted chocolate.
- Mix in vanilla, orange zest, cinnamon, and salt until well combined. Stir in remaining mini chocolate chips.
- Top with mini chocolate chips and/or chopped nuts and serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
(Nutrition data is provided when available for informational purposes only and calculated using an online nutritional calculator. For the most accurate information please calculate based on specific ingredients and brands you use as well as any changes you made to the recipe. I am not a certified nutritionist or registered dietician and any nutritional information provided should only be used as a general guideline and estimate.)
Chris Collins says
This dip looks absolutely delicious! Can’t wait to give it a go on the weekend. Thanks for sharing!
This is pure chocolate goodness. What a delicious dessert dip. I could probably eat the whole bowl!
Jessica Formicola says
Holy cannoli, does this look good! ;) I love anything with chocolate!
I am chocolate fanatic so this recipe speaks to me! dessert dips are the best, and they’re SO underrated!!
Lauren Vavala @ DeliciousLittleBites says
This looks so good! I love that you give some suggestions on what to use as dippers too!