Thursday, February 13, 2014

Chocolate Chip Cannoli Dip

We've seen a bunch of dessert dip recipes on other blogs, but we have never had an excuse to try one for ourselves. Last weekend, a good friend of ours made cannoli dip for a Superbowl party. We were hooked! We probably ate more dessert dip then the variety of cheese dips at the party. The following weekend, our neighbors invited us over for dinner and we were in charge of dessert. Of course we made cannoli dip! We were inspired by the recipe our friend gave us, which she found in a blog (ValSoCal). We made a few tweaks to make it our own. This dessert is so light and fluffy, that it will be hard to stop eating it. That's why we made sure to pack up the leftovers and give them away to family members. Everyone loved the sweet, smooth cream. It doesn't really matter what you dip into it - fruit, wafers, a spoon or your fingers - you won't be disappointed! Plus, this recipe is totally feasible even for the busiest sweet lover. Just throw all the ingredients in a bowl and mix!

Recipe modified from ValSoCal

Kitchen Essentials:
Stand or Hand Mixer
Mixing bowl
Cutting board
Measuring cups
Measuring spoons

2 1/2 cups of ricotta cheese
1 8oz package of cream cheese
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
1 tablespoon of water
1 teaspoon of instant coffee
2 cups of powdered sugar
1 cup of chopped milk chocolate chips

Allow the cream cheese to come to room temperature. Measure out the milk chocolate chips and roughly chop.

Measure out and mix the water and instant coffee in a small bowl and set aside.

Measure out the ricotta and cream cheese and add to a mixing bowl. Mix until smooth and fully incorporated. Next add the vanilla extract and instant coffee and give it a quick mix.  Then add the powdered sugar and slowly mix.

Lastly add the chopped milk chocolate chips and mix using a spatula. Pour into a bowl and refrigerate for 1 hour until the dip is cold and has thicken. 

Transfer to a decorative serving bowl, sprinkle some more chopped chocolate chips onto and serve with lady fingers, graham crackers, fresh fruit and vanilla wafers. Enjoy!


  1. Sounds wonderful, what a unique dessert too!

  2. I can see why this dip would be so addictive.


  3. Dear Christy,
    Cannoli dip sounds too good!! I think I would use a spoon. Anyway, I know it would not last long.
    Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  4. Super easy and delicious and a fun treat to share with someone you love!

  5. Hope you had a sweet Valentines Day Christy! This is so decadent we could eat it with the spoon too:)


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