Keto Cannoli Dip

This easy Keto Cannoli Dip recipe turns the traditional Italian cannoli into a delicious keto ricotta dessert using ricotta cheese, heavy cream, and sugar free chocolate chips!

keto cannoli cream

Growing up Italian, I’m no stranger to ricotta cheese. I would eat it plain out of the container with a spoon! But this soft Italian cheese is even better when mixed with classic cannoli filling ingredients like heavy whipping cream, a keto sweetener, and delicious chocolate chips!

A cannoli is a classic Italian dessert featuring a crispy shell filled with sweet, creamy filling. This recipe transforms traditional cannoli filling into a low-carb ricotta dessert, maintaining the authentic taste without the carbs.

By using sugar-free ingredients, this keto dessert with ricotta cheese offers the same deliciousness as the original and allows for variations like using nuts like pistachios or adding cream cheese for a richer texture. These keto ricotta dessert recipes are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth while staying on track with your low-carb lifestyle.

🍨Keto Cannoli Cream Ingredients

  • Whole Milk Ricotta – Provides the primary creamy base for the cannoli dip, lending a traditional Italian flavor and smooth texture essential for the dessert.
  • Heavy Whipping Cream – Whipped into the mixture, it adds lightness and fluffiness, enhancing the richness of the dip.
  • Keto Sweetener – Acts as a sugar substitute to maintain the sweetness of the cannoli filling while keeping it keto-friendly and low in carbs. Keto sweeteners include options like powdered stevia, erythritol, monk fruit sweetener, and allulose, each offering a low-carb, sugar-free alternative for sweetening recipes.
  • Vanilla Extract – Infuses the dip with a warm, aromatic flavor, complementing the other ingredients and adding depth to the overall taste.
  • Nutmeg – Offers a subtle, warm spice that elevates the flavor profile, giving the dip a hint of traditional cannoli seasoning.
  • Cinnamon – Brings a sweet and spicy note, enhancing the complexity of flavors and mirroring the classic cannoli taste.
  • Keto Chocolate Chips – Adds a delightful texture and chocolatey goodness, mimicking the chocolate chip element of traditional cannoli filling, but in a keto-compliant form. Popular keto-friendly chocolate chip brands include Lily’s, ChocZero, and Bake Believe.

📖How To Make Cannoli Cream

1️⃣ Whip the heavy cream: Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, whip heavy whipping cream until it is fluffy and stiff peaks are formed.

2️⃣ Combine ingredients: Add in ricotta cheese, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract and continue to mix on medium speed until everything in the cream is fully combined. 

3️⃣ Add chocolate chips: Using a rubber spatula, fold in Chocolate chips until evenly distributed

4️⃣ Chill and serve: Chill for at least 2 hours in the fridge, divide into small bowls and serve with a spoon.

keto cannoli cream

👩🏻‍🍳Chef Val’s Recipe Tips

  • Storage instructions: Store leftover keto cannoli cream in an airtight container in the refrigerator to keep it fresh and delicious for up to 7 days. Freezing is not recommended as ricotta cheese will change texture and release moisture once thawed.
  • Add the keto sweetener gradually while tasting, to adjust the sweetness to your preference without overdoing it.
  • Fold in the keto chocolate chips gently to keep the mixture light and airy, rather than stirring vigorously.
  • For a smoother texture, use a hand mixer or stand mixer to blend the ingredients.
  • Refrigerate the dip for at least 2 hours before serving; this helps the flavors blend together and the dip to set to the right consistency.
  • Choose high-quality whole milk ricotta for the best flavor and texture; cheaper brands may be watery and less flavorful.
  • Taste the mixture during preparation, and adjust the spices or sweetness according to your preference.

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keto cannoli cream

Keto Cannoli Dip

This easy Keto Cannoli Dip recipe turns the traditional Italian cannoli into a delicious keto ricotta dessert using ricotta cheese, heavy cream, and sugar free chocolate chips!
4.20 from 31 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 298kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, whip heavy whipping cream until it is fluffy and stiff peaks are formed.
  • Add in ricotta cheese, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract and continue to mix on medium speed until everything in the cream is fully combined. 
  • Fold in Chocolate chips.
  • Chill for at least 2 hours in the fridge, divide into small bowls and serve with a spoon.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 114mg | Sugar: 1g

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