No-Bake Cannoli Dip is our kind of cannoli! First off, there’s no cooking required… and who doesn’t love that?! Then, it’s so creamy, rich, and loaded with smooth chocolate chips… how could you go wrong here?! The truth is you can’t! Because finally, you get to dip all sorts of your favorite treats into this yummy creaminess to create your ultimate perfect flavor combo! See?! No-Bake Cannoli Dip is so much better than the original. It truly has it all with very little fuss!

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For the dip:

  • 1 (15-ounce) container whole milk ricotta
  • 1 (8-ounce) package mascarpone cheese, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • cinnamon, to taste
  • nutmeg, to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

For the optional dippers:

  • cannoli chips, to taste
  • waffle cookie crisps, to taste
  • waffle cones, to taste, broken into small pieces
  • graham crackers, to taste
  • fruit, to taste


Step 1 –Place a fine mesh sieve over a bowl and top with a coffee filter or paper towels.

Step 2 –Place the ricotta on the coffee filter, topped with a heavy item, such as a jar of oil, and allow the ricotta to drain at room temperature until it is able to hold its shape, about 1 hour.

Step 3 –In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the ricotta and the mascarpone and beat on medium-high speed until it is smooth and has thickened, about 3-5 minutes.

Step 4 –Reduce the speed and beat the vanilla extract, the almond extract, the cinnamon, and the nutmeg into the ricotta mixture.

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Step 5 –Slowly beat the powdered sugar, in batches, into the dip mixture until it is smooth.

Step 6 –Use a spatula to fold the chocolate chips into the dip.

Step 7 –Serve the cannoli dip with the cannoli chips, the waffle cookie crisps, the waffle cone pieces, the graham crackers, and the fruit.