Recipe Box, Lite Cannoli Dip

How about a dessert than is a little less guilty

A sweet treat that feels indulgent

Yet made with low fat ricotta and whipped cream cheese,

Served with low cal dippers

You’ll feel like you had a slice of cheesecake

But with a lot less fat and calories!

This would make a great party dessert dip on a buffet, or can be served individually with small ramekins and dessert plates with an assortment of dippers

It’s light, creamy with just enough chocolate to satisfy…

Psst…you could also use it for a cupcake filling or icing…


Lite Cannoli Dip

Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dessert
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 2 cups


  • 1 cup low fat ricotta cheese
  • 4 oz. whipped cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Almond emulsion*
  • 3/4 cup mini semi sweet or dark chocolate chips


  • Combine ricotta with cream cheese. Add almond emulsion and stir. Stir in powdered sugar and blend well. Fold in mini chocolate chips. Chill until serving. Store in refrigerator for up to 10 days.


*I prefer almond emulsion over than almond extract, it is a little smoother, but you can sub almond extract or vanilla extract if desired.
Keyword beachy dessert, cannoli, dessert dip, fruit dip, lite cannoli, sweet dip

You might also like these Italian Cream Tarts

they are similar to cannoli, but in a thin tart shell


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35 Responses to “Recipe Box, Lite Cannoli Dip”
  1. Mary says:

    This is my kind of dessert with the cookie dippers Jenna…not too sweet! I have some almond emulsion too that I picked up at HomeGoods a while back when I spied it. ♥

  2. Yum, Jenna! This is so easy but yet perfect for that bite of something sweet! It would be a great treat for Valentine’s.❤️

  3. Michelle says:

    Yum!! This looks so good! ❤️

  4. Jodi says:

    I love cannoli. This is a great idea

  5. Mmmmm! And easy-sounding, too~!

  6. This is my kind of dip!!!…and you had me at Biscoff!

  7. Sharon Mann says:

    Looks like a party! yummy.

  8. pattyanneart says:

    Looks so delicious!!
    Great idea! 💗

  9. Lynn says:

    This looks fantastic Jenna! I know I’d love it:@)

  10. thefrenchhutch says:

    This all looks delicious Jenna! I know I’ll want something special but coming with less guilt would be nice. Printing this one!

  11. thefrenchhutch says:

    I hit publish before I finished. wanted to say how pretty your presentations……….always are.

  12. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, this looks yummy! I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing! Happy Tuesday!

  13. Nancy says:

    You amaze me! What an awesome recipe… low-fat and yummy! I like the idea of putting it in the tart shells!

    I pinned this recipe! Again! Thank you my sweet!

  14. Anonymous says:

    Sounds wonderful! Love to dip, Especially with cookies! Yum! ♥️

  15. Jill Kuhn says:

    Yum! Looks EXTRA delish in your photos! ❤️😍❤️

  16. Kitty says:

    Yum, yum, yum!!! Yes please, I’d love to indulge my sweet tooth in this delectable dip with assorted goodies!
    Happy Valentine’s Day, Jenna!!

  17. Miz Helen says:

    I love Cannoli’s , I am excited to have this recipe, it looks so good! Hope you are having a good week and staying warm. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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