With a homemade graham cracker crust and a creamy, no-bake filling, this frozen Chocolate Cream Pie is the ultimate make-ahead dessert!

With a homemade graham cracker crust and a creamy, no-bake filling, this frozen Chocolate Cream Pie is the ultimate make-ahead dessert!
Table of Contents
  1. Recipe ingredients
  2. Ingredient notes
  3. Step-by-step instructions
  4. Recipe tips and variations
  5. Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe

Recipe ingredients

Chocolate cream pie ingredients.

Ingredient notes

  • Graham cracker crust: Use a store-bought crust if you prefer, no problem.

Step-by-step instructions

  1. To make the graham cracker crust (or substitute a store-bought crust), preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a food processor, or in a plastic bag with a rolling pin, finely crush graham crackers. 
Crushing graham crackers into crumbs in a plastic bag with a rolling pin.
  1. In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, butter, and sugar. Pour into a 9-inch pie plate.
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  1. Use the bottom of a measuring cup to press the crust evenly and firmly into the bottom and up the sides of the pie plate. Bake until golden brown and fragrant, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely, at least 1 hour.
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  1. In a large bowl stir together sugar, cream cheese, and vanilla extract. Add cocoa powder and milk in alternating batches, a few tablespoons at a time, until evenly incorporated. Gently fold in whipped topping. Pour into cooled crust and smooth the top with a spatula. Freeze at least 4 hours or until serving. Thaw for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing. Drizzle individual pieces with chocolate syrup if desired.
With a homemade graham cracker crust and a creamy, no-bake filling, this frozen Chocolate Cream Pie is the ultimate make-ahead dessert!

Recipe tips and variations

  • Yield: This recipe makes 1 delicious pie with 8 slices.
  • Storage: Store leftovers in the freezer.
  • Make ahead: Yes, please! This pie needs to freeze for at least 4 hours, but you can freeze it for up to 2 months. Thaw 5 to 10 minutes before slicing.
  • Chocolate crust: An Oreo cookie crust would be delicious here.
  • Whipped cream: Serve with a dollop of whipped cream if desired.
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Chocolate cream pie with graham cracker crust.

Chocolate Cream Pie

With a homemade graham cracker crust and a creamy, no-bake filling, this frozen Chocolate Cream Pie is the ultimate make-ahead dessert!
5 from 38 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Servings 8 servings
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 284

Ingredients 

For the graham cracker crust (see note 1):

  • 9 graham crackers
  • 5 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

For the filling:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 8 ounces frozen whipped topping thawed
  • Chocolate syrup for decorating, optional

Instructions 

To make the graham cracker crust:

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a food processor, or in a plastic bag with a rolling pin, finely crush graham crackers. In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, butter, and sugar.
  • Pour into a 9-inch pie plate, using the bottom of a measuring cup to press the crust evenly and firmly into the bottom and up the sides of the pie plate. Bake until golden brown and fragrant, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely, at least 1 hour.

To make the filling:

  • In a large bowl combine sugar, cream cheese, and vanilla extract. Stir until evenly blended. Add cocoa powder and milk in alternating batches, a few tablespoons at a time, until evenly incorporated.
  • Gently fold in whipped topping until well-combined. Pour into cooled crust and smooth the top with a spatula. Freeze at least 4 hours or until serving (up to 1 month in advance). Thaw for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing. Drizzle individual pieces with chocolate syrup if desired.

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Notes

  1. Graham cracker crust: Use a store-bought crust if you prefer, no problem.
  2. Yield: This recipe makes 1 delicious pie with 8 slices.
  3. Storage: Store leftovers in the freezer.
  4. Make ahead: Yes, please! This pie needs to freeze for at least 4 hours, but you can freeze it for up to 2 months. Thaw 5 to 10 minutes before slicing.
  5. Chocolate crust: An Oreo cookie crust would be delicious here.
  6. Whipped cream: Serve with a dollop of whipped cream if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 284kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 4gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 226mgPotassium: 144mgFiber: 2gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 428IUCalcium: 72mgIron: 1mg
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  1. Hello, I am making this pie for family in town this weekend. I bought the graham cracker crumbs for ease but I’m not sure how much to use. Do you know how much 9 crackers yields? Thanks

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