Based on the Italian pastry I grew up with, this sweet and creamy dip is perfect for a dessert buffet or any time you’re craving something sweet. The ingredients are easy to adjust to make a variety of different versions. Try making it into a cherry almond, pistachio or even chocolate flavor! —Debbie Glasscock, Conway, Arkansas
Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 5 min.


1 quart


1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened1 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 cup confectioners’ sugar1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips


In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, ricotta and vanilla until smooth. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar. Stir in chocolate chips. If desired, garnish with additional chips.

Nutrition Facts

2 Tablespoons: 64 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 32mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.