Keto Cannoli Dip (Only 2g Net Carbs)
This Keto Cannoli Dip is a creamy, sweet ricotta mascarpone dip full of sugar-free chocolate chips and a perfect keto snack to fix your sweet cravings.
It’s a guilt-free keto sweet snack ready in 15 minutes and with only 2 grams of net carbs per serving.
Are Classic Cannoli Dips Keto?
An authentic cannoli dip is an Italian dessert made of ricotta cheese, mascarpone cheese, sugar, and chocolate chips.
Therefore, a classic cannoli dip from an Italian restaurant is not keto-friendly because it’s full of added sugar.
But, you can make a creamy keto version of this delicious Italian dessert at home with only a few net carbs!
What’s Keto Cannoli Dip?
A keto cannoli dip is made of pretty much the same ingredients as an Italian cannoli filling recipe, except it’s sweet.
The ingredients include ricotta cheese, mascarpone cheese, sugar-free powdered erythritol, vanilla, and sugar-free chocolate chips.
This keto dip is delicious with keto fruits, keto biscotti and can be served on its own or frozen and served as a frozen treat when you crave keto ice cream.
How To Make Keto Cannoli Dip
It’s very easy to make this keto cannoli dip recipe. There are two ways to make keto cannoli dip.
The first method is to make it as Italians make it means with only 5 ingredients.
- Ricotta cheese – make sure you drain the ricotta to remove any water. If you’re not sure if a dairy product is keto-friendly, check out my keto dairy guide.
- Mascarpone cheese
- Sugar-free powdered erythritol – or any powdered keto sweetener you love like allulose or Monk fruit erythritol blends.
- Sugar-free chocolate chips – you can use any kind of sugar-free chocolate chips like dark chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, or white chocolate chips.
- Vanilla extract – or almond extract or lemon zest for a tangy flavor.
Combining Ricotta And Mascarpone
In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of your stand mixer with the paddle attachment, add mascarpone, strained ricotta cheese, powdered erythritol, vanilla extract.
Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes, with a hand mixer or the paddle attachment of the stand mixer.
Keep mixing until the mixture is fully combined and form cream. Set aside.
Adding Chocolate Chips
An authentic cannoli dip uses chocolate chips in the dip. I recommend folding milk or dark sugar-free chocolate chips.
But, some recipes also suggested chopped nuts like chopped pistachios or almonds. Keep in mind that some nuts like pistachios increase the carb count.
Making The Dip Fluffier
If you love your dip fluffier and lighter, whip 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream until a stiff peak forms.
Fold it into the ricotta mascarpone mixture just before you fold in chocolate chips.
Serving Keto Cannoli Dip
This low-carb keto cannoli dip is perfect for dipping keto-friendly fruits like:
- fresh coconut meat
You can also dip almond flour cookies in this dip like some of my keto cookies recipes below:
This keto low-carb cannoli dip stores for up to 4 days in the fridge, sealed in a box.
You can also freeze this keto gluten-free dip in individual servings like in an ice cube tray.
Thaw 30 minutes before and eat this dip half frozen if you crave a keto ice cream, or thaw longer and enjoy it as a dip.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Ricotta Cheese Keto?
Yes, ricotta cheese is a keto-friendly cheese that you can use in dessert or make cannoli cream for zucchini lasagna. Whole milk ricotta cheese contains per 100 grams:
- 7 grams of net carbs
- 150 kcal
- 10 grams of fat
- 8 grams protein
Is Mascarpone Keto?
Yes, mascarpone cheese is keto-approved. One hundred grams of Mascarpone cheese contain:
- 4 grams of net carbs
- 427 kcal
- 3 grams of protein
- 45 grams of fat
How Much Cannoli Dip Can I Eat?
This keto dip is a treat to fix your sweet tooth and help you reach your fat macros at the end of the day.
A serving of 1/3 cup contains:
- 232 kcal
- 2.4 grams of net carbs
- 21.5 grams of fat
- 6 grams of protein
More Keto Dessert Recipes
I love keto desserts to snack on my keto journey because they are easy to make, cheap, and taste like the real thing without the carbs.
Keto dessert recipes are also easy to store in the freezer and delicious frozen to fix a keto ice cream craving.
Below I listed my favorite keto fat bomb dips, including keto cream cheese fruit dip, cheesecake dip, and more.
Did you make this keto cannoli dip? Share a review or comment below to let me know how it goes!
Keto Cannoli Dip
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- 1 ½ cup Ricotta Cheese strained, 12.5 oz
- 8 oz Mascarpone Cheese drained from excess water
- ⅔ cup Sugar-free Powdered Sweetener
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- ½ cup Sugar-free Dark Chocolate Chips
Optional – for a fluffier dip
- ½ cup Heavy Cream whip until stiff peak form
- In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, add mascarpone, ricotta cheese, powdered erythritol, and vanilla extract.
- Beat with an electric beater or the paddle attachment of a stand mixer for 3 minutes until thick and fluffy. Set aside.
- If you want to make a fluffier dip, whip the heavy cream in another bowl and fold into the bowl with the ricotta/mascarpone.
- Fold the sugar-free chocolate chips and refrigerate 1 hour before serving for best taste and texture.
- Dip your favorite keto fruits or keto cookies and enjoy them as a keto snack or keto dessert.
- Store 4 days in the fridge in a sealed container or freeze in an ice cube tray and thaw 3 hours before eating or eat frozen as a frozen treat.
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Cannoli’s have always been my favorite dessert and I’ve never found a cannoli cream recipe, ever, where the results matched the what I grew up with from bakeries in New York.
Now that I am on a Keto plan, I decided to look to see if any good recipes were out there online. Well this is THE BEST ONE!!!!
It’s so easy to make and there are so few ingredients needed. But, most of all, the TASTE and especially the consistency is wonderful.
I love that the net carbs are so low. I made it yesterday and after eating it I also found it to be so filling. Definitely keeps cravings for real sugar desserts away.
THANK YOU for sharing this wonderful recipe. Now I will continue to look at your others for more great ones to try 🙂
this look great . . what is the chocolate chip cookie recipe you show in the pictures . . . they look so good !!!
Just started my low carb, weight-loss journey which is long over due. I had a sweet tooth and didn’t want to blow my progress. This was delicious. I dipped a few strawberries in it. I used half cream cheese and half ricotta and the heavy cream. It is amazing and really calmed the sweet tooth.
It’s a local brand here in New Zealand, I am not sure it send oversea. Yo ucan try my chocolate chip keto cookie recipe here.
This is SO GOOD! I can’t taste a single difference!
This recipe is outstanding!! I couldn’t stop eating it. SO good!!