7 Mouth Watering Cannoli Recipes You'll Dream about ...

If you are already drooling just by seeing the title and top photo, then you can blame my mom for sharing one of the most tempting cannoli recipes on her Facebook page!

When I first saw it myself I thought, “I wonder how many amazing cannoli recipes are out there that I could share with our readers!” So thanks mama, now I just need to work out to a few more Jillian Michaels DVDs before I try some of these!

Check out these dream worthy recipes and share with us your favorite cannoli recipes that make a bad day so much better...

1. Cannoli Dip

Cannoli Dip

This is the cannoli recipe that started it all.

I mean really, what could be better than cannoli dip?!

This would be a great appetizer for a bridal shower, birthday party, or even a Summer barbecue.

I love the idea of using it as a fruit dip.

Do you need a way to get your kids to eat more fruit?

Well, I bet they wouldn’t say no to this!

Ingredients:

15 oz Ricotta cheese, strained*

8 oz Mascarpone cheese

2/3 cup powdered sugar, plus more for dusting if desired

1 cup heavy cream**

1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips (chopped pistachios would also be good)

Directions:

In a mixing bowl using a spatula, blend together Ricotta and Mascarpone cheese, while pressing mixture along bottom of bowl to smooth mixture.

Fold in powdered sugar.

In a separate mixing bowl, whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form.

Add half of whipped cream to Ricotta mixture and fold until combined, then add remaining half and fold until combined.

Fold in chocolate chips, reserving 1 - 2 Tbsp to garnish.

Serve topped with remaining chocolate chips, dusted lightly with powdered sugar if desired and serve with graham crackers, strawberries, cannoli chips or fried flour tortilla chips dusted lightly with cinnamon.

*To strain I simply lay the ricotta over several layers of paper towels, then wrap and squeeze to remove excess moisture.

You want to remove enough moisture that the Ricotta should hold it's shape pretty well so you may want to do this step twice.

**If you don't want the dip fluffy you can reduce the amount of heavy cream or even omit it (which will give it a texture closer to a traditional cannoli filling).

If you do omit it you may want to reduce the powdered sugar by a few Tbsp.

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