Cinnamon Cannoli Dip Recipe

by jerseygirl on June 9, 2017 · 8 comments

Raise your hand if you’d like a cannoli. I can’t imagine that too many people dislike them.

Growing up in an Italian/ Croatian family meant that at every family party or celebration had a pastry tray, cannoli or rum cake. There was nothing better than finishing off a meal with a crispy shell filled with creamy sweetened ricotta.

On holidays, I still like to carry on the tradition and get a pastry tray. Or serve this party dessert.

This cannoli dip is definitely not something you would find at an Italian bakery. It’s the Americanized version with sweet cinnamon chips added and so easy to put together. If you love cinnamon (like my family does), you will go crazy for this dip. It feeds a crowd and the recipe can be tripled or doubled. I served it with graham crackers and strawberries but another fruit or broken sugar cones would be perfect also.

Now let’s talk about my video. It’s my first one that I made and I’m pretty proud of it. Thank you to Kristin from Dizzy, Busy and Hungry for showing me the ropes. A few weeks ago we got together for the day and made some cooking videos. It was lots of fun and this will be the first of many. My husband and fifteen year old son helped do the editing and I think my son might have a busy job this summer.

Happy weekend! If you are having a little get together, think about making this cannoli dip!

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Cinnamon Cannoli Dip Recipe
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American Italian
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 6 to 8 servings
Try this for your next gathering or party. It's a winner!
  • 15 Ounces ricotta cheese
  • ½ Cup powdered sugar
  • ½ Teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ Teaspoon cinnamon, plus extra for garnish
  • ½ Cup cinnamon chips, plus extra for garnish
  • Strawberries, graham crackers or other fruit for serving
  1. In a medium size bowl, mix together ricotta, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and cinnamon chips. Mix until smooth and refrigerate for a minimum of two hours.
  2. Garnish with cinnamon and cinnamon chips.
  3. Serve with graham crackers and fruit.


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Ellen June 10, 2017 at 6:45 am

My Mom would have loved this cannoli dip. Cannoli’s were her absolute favorite dessert. I’ll have to make this in her honor!


Nikki June 10, 2017 at 10:27 am

I so love Cannoli’s! This dip looks amazing!!! I will have to make this for my next party!


Denise Wright June 20, 2017 at 4:05 pm

Your video is great! This dip looks fantastic… would be perfect for my next book club meeting. Can’t wait to try it!


Liz @ Books n' Cooks July 1, 2017 at 1:37 pm

I made a very similar recipe once – everyone loved it! I bet the addition of cinnamon takes it to the next level. A great dessert for Italian night!


Tara July 2, 2017 at 1:20 pm

Oh wow! Such a wonderful dip. I love the addition of those cinnamon chips on top.


Constance Smith July 4, 2017 at 9:35 am

Oh now that looks absolutely irresistible! I love making creative, unusual dips 😀


Barbara brown July 4, 2017 at 3:59 pm

I was lucky enough to taste this at Lisa’s house. And I can’t stop thinking about it!!! Soooo yummy.


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