Classic Chocolate Cream Pie is a creamy, dreamy slice of happiness no one can resist!
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Chocolate Cream Pie

Classic Chocolate Cream Pie is a creamy, dreamy slice of happiness no one can resist! This dessert is perfect to make for your next holiday get together!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 1 pie
Calories 4736kcal
Author Julie Espy



  • 1 Graham Cracker Pie Crust cooked and cooled
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips about 9 ounces

Whipped Cream:

  • 1 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Mini chocolate chips for garnish


  • In a medium bowl, combine the sugar, salt, and cornstarch.
  • In a medium saucepan, whisk together the milk, half-and-half, and egg yolks.
  • Place the saucepan over medium to medium-high heat and whisk in the sugar mixture. Cook until the mixture bubbles and thickens, stirring often. Once the milk mixture feels pudding-like (after about 8 to 10 minutes), remove the pan from the heat.
  • Add the butter and vanilla and whisk until the butter is melted. Add the chocolate chips and whisk until the chocolate and milk mixture are completely combined (no white showing).
  • Pour the chocolate filling into the prepared pie crust.
  • Place a piece of plastic wrap over the top of the pie, making sure it touches the surface of the filling.
  • Refrigerate until the filling has cooled completely and is set.

Whipped Cream:

  • Add the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla to a large mixing bowl. Beat until soft peaks form.
  • Spread the whipped cream over the top of the cooled pie. I like to put all the whipped cream in the center and spread it out towards the edges, and leave a 1/2-inch gap around the edge so you can see the filling.
  • Sprinkle the whipped cream with mini chocolate chips. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


If half-and-half is not available, you can substitute the same amount of milk.


Calories: 4736kcal | Carbohydrates: 431g | Protein: 61g | Fat: 307g | Saturated Fat: 165g | Cholesterol: 1115mg | Sodium: 2435mg | Potassium: 2935mg | Fiber: 24g | Sugar: 271g | Vitamin A: 6450IU | Vitamin C: 4.5mg | Calcium: 1262mg | Iron: 23mg