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The Best Keto Cannoli Cream Dip | THM-S

This delicious keto Cannoli filling recipe is packed with protein. It’s healthy enough to eat as a satisfying snack. It’s delicious enough to serve to a crowd!

I’m part Italian and cannoli were always one of my favorite desserts.

Since switching to a sugar-free lifestyle I hadn’t had cannoli for a while and was missing that sweet treat.

One day my sweet tooth was rearing its head so I decided to try making some THM-friendly, keto cannoli filling as a snack!

And oh my gosh.

It was so good!

I went with a very traditional flavor profile: cinnamon, vanilla, and chocolate chips.

But you could definitely have some fun with this recipe.

Add in few drops of orange extract and some chopped pistachios for a really delicious (but still traditional) change.

The best part of this easy low carb dessert?

It’s so fast to make!

Go from a craving to yum in less than five minutes.

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Ingredients for Keto Cannoli Cream

Photo of ingredients: low fat cottage cheese, canister of Gentle Sweet, cinnamon, vanilla extract, heavy whipping cream, Lily's chocolate chips

Now, before you say anything, I know that cannoli filling is made with ricotta cheese.

In fact, my Italian grandmother would possibly disown me for using anything other than ricotta!

But cottage cheese has fewer carbs, fewer calories, and is lower in fat.

Plus, cottage cheese is packed with protein.

While I don’t count calories or fat grams on Trim Healthy Mama, I do pay attention to the carb count when I’m preparing an S meal/snack (these are typical keto-friendly snacks or meals).

I almost always have cottage cheese on hand so it’s easy to whip up this low carb cannoli cream recipe any time the craving hits!

A strawberry dipped in keto cannoli cream and chocolate chips with bowl of dip in background

If you’re salt-sensitive, you may want to opt for either making your own cottage cheese or use part-skim ricotta when you make your keto cannoli cream.

Just be sure to watch your serving size and don’t eat this with berries to keep your carb count under 10 grams.

Be sure to choose a low carb sweetener that’s in a powdered form when you make this recipe to avoid any grittiness. I love THM Gentle Sweet, but it’s also very good with Swerve.

I wrote this recipe using THM’s Gentle Sweet.

If you have a different low carb sweetener and you’re not sure how much to use, you’ll love these low carb sweetener conversion tables! There’s virtually no math required to use them.

How to Make Low carb Cannoli Cream

Scoop the cottage cheese and sweetener into a mini food processor or a blender.

I use my Nutri-Ninja food processor when I make a large batch.

Blend on high speed about 30 seconds until completely smooth.

NOTE: Some brands of cottage cheese are wetter than others. If you notice any liquid or whey, be sure to drain that before you blend it.

You may want to consider straining it through a piece of cheesecloth or a fine mesh strainer for a thicker dip.

I’ve never felt the need to do this with Daisy 2% cottage cheese.

Mini food processor with top off filled with blended cottage cheese and sweetener.

Add the cinnamon, vanilla extract, and whipping cream and blend for 5-10 more seconds.

I’ve made it without the whipping cream and it still tastes good but the texture is a little less creamy.

I love playing around with the flavors and add some orange zest sometimes.

After all: variety is always a good thing!

If you want the dip to be thicker, you can add a few Tablespoons of super-fine almond flour without it affecting the taste.

Mini food processor with top taken off showing blended cottage cheese with cinnamon and vanilla mixed in.

Stir in your chocolate chips by hand or just sprinkle them over the top. 

Another option is to add chopped pistachios instead of chocolate chips.

Or take a walk on the wild side and add 1 Tablespoon of chocolate chips AND 1 Tablespoon of chopped pistachios!

Dessert glass filled with cannoli cream topped with mini chocolate chips with a cinnamon stick garnish

That’s it! This low carb cannoli dip can be whipped up in less than 5 minutes.

Sometimes I dip berries into my cannoli cream and I’ve also made these Low Carb Cinnamon Dippers from Gwen’s Nest which make this snack much more like eating an actual cannoli.

I’ve even used my filling to make this treat from Briana Thomas without adding the berries.

A bowl of cannoli cream topped with mini chocolate chips surrounded by low carb cinnamon crisps

Let me know what you think when you make this delicious keto Cannoli Cream dip for yourself!

Be sure to give the recipe a rating and a review after you make it!

Printable Recipe

A bowl of cannoli cream topped with mini chocolate chips surrounded by low carb cinnamon crisps

Low Carb Cannoli Cream

Yield: 1 person
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A low carb, sugar-free treat that tastes like the inside of a cannoli. Perfect to eat by the spoonful or as a dip for berries or other low-carb dippers.



  1. Combine cottage cheese and sweetener in a small blender cup or food processor and blend on high speed until smooth. Add cinnamon, vanilla extract and heavy whipping cream and blend on high for 5-10 seconds.
  2. Stir in chocolate chips by hand and serve.


NOTE: Some brands of cottage cheese are wetter than others. If you notice any liquid or whey, be sure to drain that before you blend it. You may want to consider straining it through cheesecloth or a fine mesh strainer for a thicker dip. I've never felt the need to do this with the Daisy cottage cheese.

If you want a thicker dip, you can add several Tablespoons of finely ground almond flour to the cream mixture without it affecting the flavor.

You can add 1 teaspoon of orange zest or 1-2 Tablespoons of chopped pistachios

Nutrition Information
Yield 1 Serving Size 1 grams
Amount Per Serving Calories 209Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 7gUnsaturated Fat 2.1gCholesterol 29mgSodium 485mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 5gSugar 0.4gProtein 17g

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Saturday 16th of April 2022

This was excellent. I used 2% Daisy CC but I couldn't get the curds to puree with a blender, so I used the whipping part of my immersion blender and the tall slender container that came with it and it worked beautifully. I did use a couple of Tbl spoons of Dr Oetker's stabilizer for whipped cream to thicken it. It came out perfect!!


Monday 18th of April 2022

I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment and share your adjustments. I'm sure that will help others to make this too!

Laurie Castle

Wednesday 17th of June 2020

This was amazing. I have been doing the sugar free thing for 3 weeks. Last night I found myself struggling, big time. A very wonderful lady told me to try this. I am in love.


Wednesday 17th of June 2020

Hey Laurie! I’m so glad you love this recipe too! It has gotten me through lots of sweet tooth cravings. ? You can play around with the flavors too: try a little but if orange zest and chopped pistachios with a dusting of cocoa powder for a really good variation. Hang in there because living life without sugar is so worth it!


Monday 2nd of March 2020

Oh my goodness! This was so good! I’m keto but weight lift and have to keep my protein high, especially right before bed. I was growing tired of plain o’le cottage cheese...

This? This was amazing!!! So very tasty!!!!


Monday 2nd of March 2020

Hey Jacquelyn! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for taking the time to rate it. <3


Saturday 8th of June 2019

I made this, doubling the recipe. It is quite thin, more like a thick liquid than a cream. Is this normal? The taste is great, and I will enjoy it nonetheless. Just wondering about the consistency.


Tuesday 11th of June 2019

Hi Debbie, I'm so sorry to hear that your cannoli cream turned out thin. I know that some cottage cheeses can be a little more watery than others. In the future, if you notice that the cottage cheese seems to be a little watery, try straining it before blending. Another trick that can help to thicken it up without compromising the taste is to add some almond flour. I'll be sure to add these tips to the recipe so others can easily find them. <3

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