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Chocolate cream pie with graham cracker crust.

Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe

With a homemade graham cracker crust and a creamy, no-bake filling, this frozen Chocolate Cream Pie is the ultimate make-ahead dessert!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 396kcal


For the graham cracker crust:

For the filling:

  • 1/2 cup 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


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.


Calories: 396kcal