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This is the BEST No Bake Chocolate Cream Pie recipe! An Oreo crust is filled with a thick eggless chocolate pie filling and topped with whipped cream. This pie is a hit every time I make it – and it’s really the perfect chocolate pie.

pie in pie plate with slice missing.


Creamy Chocolate Pie Recipe

I gotta say, I think no-bake pies are my favorite and this chocolate cream pie is in my Top 5 pies of all time.

With the rich chocolate filling and Oreo cookie crust, this pie is like a cream pie married a French Silk Pie, no eggs, easy, and takes about 10 minutes to make. THIS Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe is the best of both worlds it comes together in minutes – without pudding mix!

Just look at that filling…it’s dreamy isn’t it? I literally could have shoved my face in it but I was way more proper: I ate it with a fork straight from the pan. Who needs to dirty a plate?

ingredients in chocolate pie.

6 Ingredients Needed

  • Crust: This recipe starts with my Oreo Crust. Feel free to use one you buy at the store, or make mine. Or, if you want a pastry crust, pre-bake my all butter crust recipe and use it instead.
  • Baking Chocolate: I use unsweetened in this pie but in a pinch you can use semi-sweet. Baking chocolate is sold in the baking aisle, usually near the top shelf, and comes in bars.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk: This is what is used to sweetened and help thicken the pie. When mixed with the baking chocolate it makes a rich fudge-like mixture. Be sure to use REGULAR Sweetened Condensed Milk NOT low-fat or fat-free.
  • Heavy Whipping Cream: We use that, along with the powdered sugar and vanilla, to make whipped cream. Make sure to whip it to stiff peaks.

How to make Chocolate Cream Pie

  1. Melt chopped baking chocolate in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring between each, until melted and smooth.
  2. Stir sweetened condensed milk into chocolate. Set aside. Doing this before making the whipped cream ensures the chocolate cools enough. Otherwise, let it sit about 5-10 minutes before using.
  3. Place heavy whipping cream in the bowl of a stand mixer (or a large bowl if using a hand mixer). Beat until stiff peaks (whipped cream) forms, slowly adding powdered sugar and vanilla during mixing.
  4. Carefully FOLD half of the whipped cream mixture into the chocolate mixture. Do not stir or you will break the whipped cream. Place in prepared pan. Top with remaining whipped cream. Shave extra chocolate on top, for garnish, optional.
  5. Chill pie at least 2 hours before serving.
slice of pie on white plate

Tip From Dorothy

Expert Tips

  • Make sure you mix the melted chocolate and sweetened condensed milk before making the whipped cream. This allows the chocolate mixture to cool. Otherwise, wait at least 5 minutes before folding in the whipped cream.
  • Make sure to only use half the whipped cream for the filling. The other half is for the topping.
  • FOLD the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture. DO NOT STIR. Watch the video for tips on how to fold in the thick chocolate mixture. It will seem like it won’t mix in but it will.
  • For garnish, you can dust it with cocoa or add chocolate shavings or curls.
slice of pie on white plate with bite taken out

FAQ about this pie

My pie didn’t set but I followed the directions, what happened?

Read through the post to see tips and tricks but here are the possible reasons your pie didn’t set: 1. Did you use fat-free sweetened condensed milk? 2. Did you use HEAVY whipping cream and whip it to STIFF peaks? 3. Did you only use half the whipped cream in the filling? 4. Did you FOLD the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture carefully? 5. Did you let the chocolate mixture cool while making the whipped cream?

I did all of those things right and it still didn’t set.

Chances are the chocolate was too hot or you didn’t fold properly. Watch the video for tips on folding the mixture.

How do you store the pie?

Store it loosely covered in the refrigerator.

Can I use cool whip instead of whipped cream?

Yes. Use one 8-ounce container in the filling and a second container for topping (probably won’t need the entire container for the topping). Again: be sure to FOLD it into the chocolate mixture.

pie in pie plate with slice missing.

No Bake Chocolate Cream Pie

3.94 from 252 votes
This is the BEST No Bake Chocolate Cream Pie recipe! An Oreo crust is filled with a thick eggless chocolate filling and topped with whipped cream!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 8 servings
Serving Size 1 slice

Ingredients
 

  • 1 9-inch Oreo Crust (or store bought)
  • 4 ounces (113g) unsweetened chocolate, plus more for topping 113g
  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk 396g
  • 2 cups (474ml) heavy whipping cream 474ml
  • ¼ cup (28g) powdered sugar 29g
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 5ml
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Instructions

  • Chop chocolate and place in a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl. Heat on 50% power in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring between each, until melted and smooth.
  • Stir sweetened condensed milk into chocolate. Set aside. Doing this before making the whipped cream ensures the chocolate cools enough. Otherwise, let it sit about 5-10 minutes before using.
  • Place heavy whipping cream in the bowl of a stand mixer (or a large bowl if using a hand mixer). Beat until stiff peaks (whipped cream) forms, slowly adding powdered sugar and vanilla during mixing.
  • Carefully FOLD half of the whipped cream mixture into the chocolate mixture. Do not stir or you will break the whipped cream. Place in prepared pan. Top with remaining whipped cream. Shave extra chocolate on top, for garnish, optional.
  • Chill pie at least 2 hours before slicing and serving. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

The pie SHOULD set just fine. If it doesn’t, here are some possible reasons why:
  • Did you use low-fat or fat-free sweetened condensed milk? That will affect the recipe; use regular only.
  • Did you whip your heavy whipping cream to stiff peaks? Did you use HEAVY whipping cream as the recipe calls for? (They sell heavy whipping cream and whipping cream at the store; it’s confusing, so buy the correct one.)
  • If you stir the chocolate into the sweetened condensed milk and then make the whipped cream it should be cool enough. If it’s hot to the touch still you should wait until it cools.
  • Did you fold the chocolate into the whipped cream carefully? Do NOT stir or beat – fold it slowly. If you stir it too fast it will break the whipped cream.
  • Make sure to only use HALF the whipped cream in the filling; the other half is for topping.
 
To substitute cool whip: use one (8-ounce) container for the filling. Use about half a second container for the topping (or more if you want lots).

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 293kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 162mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 875IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 2.5mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

This Chocolate Cream Pie is completely no bake and egg free! The thick rich chocolate filling has an Oreo crust and a homemade whipped cream topping. It’s the BEST chocolate pie recipe!

BEST No Bake Pies



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74 Comments

  1. Does this recipe work without using the whipping cream i.e., just making the filling with condensed milk and chocolate?

    1. You can but it won’t be a full pie. If you want to try it that way you might want to 1.5x or double it.

  2. I was given the assignment this Thanksgiving to make a choc. cr. pie. I found this recipe after skipping over many made with pudding. I made the crust as suggested with 24 whole oreos and melted butter. I used Ghirardelli choc. It was fantastic. No baking. I would definitely make it again. I liked Sarah’s idea for making it at Christmas with mint oreos and crushed candy canes.

  3. This recipe is a favorite every year for Thanksgiving! I just tried a Christmas variation- mint Oreos for the crust, peppermint extract instead of vanilla, and crushed candy canes on top. Delicious as always! Thanks for a great recipe.