Easy Chocolate Cream Pie is a delicious, chocolatey vintage dessert sure to please the whole family! Homemade chocolate pudding topped with homemade whipped cream in an Oreo pie crust makes a cold, creamy dessert that is perfect for chocolate lovers.
9inch Oreo pie crust or your favorite homemade crust
For the Chocolate Pudding Layer
In a medium saucepan, whisk together the sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch and salt. Add the the milk, egg yolks, and butter over medium heat and cook until thickened.
Remove from heat then stir in the vanilla. Pour the pudding into a 9" prebaked Oreo pie crust. Cover lightly and move to the fridge to set for at least 4 hours. I let mine chill overnight.
For the Whipped Cream
Once your chocolate pudding layer is firm, make the whipped topping.
To a cold mixing bowl, add the heavy whipping cream and mix with a hand mixer on medium for 1-2 minutes (or whisk vigorously). Add in the sugar and vanilla extract and continue mixing until stiff peaks form. This should take 2-3 minutes.
Spread the whipped cream over the chocolate layer and top with grated chocolate shavings.
Use a premade Oreo crust or homemade Oreo, graham cracker, or traditional pie crust.I use low fat 1% milk. 2% or whole milk will work as well. Cover gently and store in the fridge for up to 5 days. Prepared pie can be covered and frozen for up to 3 months. Once ready to serve, move to the refrigerator to thaw.