This easy to make ricotta cannoli dip is full of cinnamon and fresh ricotta and topped with chopped chocolate. Perfect for a party! All the yumminess of cannolis without the fuss and bother of making and filling cannoli shells. | justalittlebitofbacon.com
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Cinnamon Spiced Ricotta Cannoli Dip

This easy to make ricotta cannoli dip is full of cinnamon and fresh ricotta and topped with chopped chocolate. Perfect for a party! All the yumminess of cannolis without the fuss and bother of making and filling cannoli shells.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 1000kcal
Author Just a Little Bit of Bacon

Ingredients

  • 15 oz ricotta
  • 2 oz bittersweet chocolate
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • broken waffle cones, graham crackers, pizzelle cookies, cannoli chips

Instructions

  • Line a fine mesh strainer with paper towels and scoop the ricotta into the strainer to let it drain for a few minutes while you assemble the rest of the ingredients.
  • Finely chop the bittersweet chocolate so that the larger pieces are about the size of a mini chocolate chip.
  • Combine the drained ricotta, confectioners' sugar, cinnamon, cloves, and vanilla in a bowl and mix well. Add half of the chocolate and stir it in. Sprinkle the other half over the top of the dip.
  • Serve the ricotta dip with cannoli chips, graham crackers, pizzelle cookies, or broken waffle cones.

Notes

The draining step is important for natural, unstabilized ricotta. Check your ingredient label. If it is just milk, vinegar, and salt, drain the ricotta before proceeding. If it contains gums and stabilizers, it is designed not to drain, so skip to the next step.
 
If you wish, replace the chopped chocolate with mini chocolate chips.

Nutrition

Calories: 1000kcal