Introduction: Mile High Chocolate Cream Pie

This is a super easy, and almost healthy, really really yummy chocolate cream pie.
I make it for x-mas every year, and lately I have to make at least 3 for there to be any leftovers. It is a huge hit!

It's insanely easy. Here's what you'll need:
Graham Cracker Crust. (don't buy the generic, they're bad!)
Skim Milk
1 Box of Dream Whip (found under the pudding at the grocery store)
1 Box of Instant, Sugar Free, Chocolate pudding.
1 Box of Instant, Sugar Free, Butterscotch pudding.
Vanilla Extract
cool whip

And most important, an electric mixer. If you try to do this by hand, you're arm might fall off, or you'll have a very short pie. If you don't have a mixer, you can always attatch a wisk to you screw gun.

Step 1: Mix It.

Put one cup of cold milk, two envelopes of dream whip and 1 tsp of vanilla extract in the bowl. Mix it on high for about 6 minutes, until you get really stiff peaks. Scrape bowl occasionally, and make sure you don't have any lumps at the bottom.

Step 2: Mix Some More.

Now add the two pudding packets, and 1 3/4 cups milk to the bowl. Mix on slow for a minute until combined, then mix on high for two minutes, scraping the bowl.

I have experimented with this pie, and I have found the secret it to use 1 butterscotch and 1 chocolate. 2 chocolate tastes suprisingly not very chocolatly, and butterscotch alone is weird, but the combination makes for a really interesting, and really delicious complex flavor. The dream whip box reccomends putting in some instant coffee, BAD IDEA. It's gross.

Step 3: Chill Out

Pour/scoop the pie filling into the shell. (Take the plastic off the shell first!!!)
And now for the hard part. Put it in the fridge and wait!

It's hard, but you can do it! Let it sit in the fridge for a few hours, the longer the better. You want the pie to set.

Step 4: Frost It.

Now it's time to put the cool whip on. Spread the whole container on top. Use a spatula or knife to smooth it out and make it look good.

And there you have it. Mile high chocolate cream pie. Eat and enjoy.

Okay, so it's only 4 inches high, but hey, that's pretty good for chocolate cream pie. You should see some of the gelatinous, weird, gooey cream pies I've been served.

Now I've tried to put things on the top to look nice. Sprinkles, chocolate syrup, chocolate shavings, cookie crumbs, etc. They all give the pie a weird texture or crunch. I say leave it alone. It will get eaten up so fast, no one will notice.

And this pie isn't even that bad for you. There is very little fat or sugar. Sure, it's full of chemicals, but hey, it's Christmas!!!

Comments

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MjPadfoot (author)2010-02-24

the supermarket was out of chocolate pudding so i bought cheesecake instead. if i mix it with coco powder, would that work? also can i use crushed biscuits for the crust?

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cheesecake flavored pudding? sounds good.
don't add just straight cocoa poweder though, cause it's bitter. add sugar with it, or maybe chocolate syrup instead. I think you can make a crust with crushed biscuits mixed with butter to help hold it together.

as long as all the ingredients are tasty, it should come out tasty.

good luck

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i hope it does! making the crust today:P
mm, if this turns out perfect, then u are the best instructablist (is that even a legitimate word?) in the world, cuz i cant cook, and this is my attempt to, ahem, seal my family's mouth shut concerning that area.
thanks for the quick reply!

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greenmia (author)2009-05-20

I wouldn't call it "almost healthy" but it looks amazing!

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It really is almost healthy. The filling has minimal fat and sugar. A bunch of chemicals, but very minimal fat, with the skim milk, and fat free sugar free chocolate pudding mix.

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Well I judge healthiness on the nutritional value, not how much fat, some fat (like fat in whole milk) is good for you. The dream whip had hydrogenated oil, with is extremely unhealthy, and the pudding mixes are full of chemicals, the fake sweetener isn't great for you either, it's not natural like sugar.

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jlking3 (author)greenmia2009-09-01

There's no reason why a version with homemade egg-yolk pudding and freshly whipped table cream (or heavy whipping cream if that's all you have) and sugar wouldn't look the same, while having more calories, cholesterol, and saturated fat than one should probably consume. Life is full of risks: using a cellphone puts you at risk of brain tumors. Some low calorie sweeteners are better for you than others: ones made with xylitol, for example. I remember this article about how some people complained about how unhealthy ice cream was. Then when healthier versions came out (there's a surprisingly good soft frozen "ice cream" that has only 40 calories per 4 ounces) these same people complained that it was unhealthy (because of the non-milk carrageenan thickener and the use of an artificial sweetener) and a glass of skim milk was healthier and more nutritious. I felt sorry for those people because the only way their complaints could be stopped is for a 100% natural ice cream to come out that has the same nutrition as skim milk: an impossibility. These people not only not wanted to eat ice cream, but they wanted to make everyone else feel guilty for eating it as well. One funny paradox in this is that many vegans have this chemical-phobia, but they would suffer from B12 deficiency if they didn't eat chemically processed, artificially fortified foods or take man-made vitamin supplements, since naturally bioavailable B12 is only found in animal products. If someone were to eat this pie every day for every meal, I would be concerned for their health. But if it's eaten occasionally as a treat, I don't think even the "bad" chemicals or hydrogenated fat should be cause for worry. Yes I know there's no "safe" amount of hydrogenated fat. It was also thought there was no "safe" amount of saturated fat, but now some people claim that certain saturated fats are good for you. (like your claim about whole milk's saturated fat or claims about coconut oil.) That's not to say that scientists will discover something good about hydrogenated fats, but that science learns new things and what we think we should shun at all costs may not be as bad for us as we thought. All alcohol was thought to be bad, but now a glass of red wine can be healthy.

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greenmia (author)jlking32009-12-29

I'm not shunning all saturated fat, nor claiming that I know it all, but I would be wary of calling a dish filled with chemicals and trans fats "Healthy". 

Dude, I'll say it again.  
I only said that this dish is not healthy.  I also said that it looks delicious. 
But anyways, my view is that trans-fats should be avoided, not even eaten as an occasional treat (our bodies can't process it).
Pretending it wasn't harmful to you, would you even call it healthy then? There's no nutrients to get, and having "less fat" isn't a reason to get excited about eating it.  All I was saying was that it shouldn't be labeled "Almost Healthy," because if it is, my french fries should be healthy because they're made out of vegetables!

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keebmn82 (author)2009-03-19

My daughter couldnt find the mixer, but she could find my cordless drill and the whisk, a true Daddies Girl.

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red-king (author)keebmn822009-12-01

 haha. nice.

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anniecoyne (author)2008-12-08

delightful, delovely, delicious...miles and miles of taste brings smiles and smiles...

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Momma_Bear (author)2008-12-08

Attach a whisk to my screw gun? BRILLIANT why didn't I think of that! :)

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PhahQ (author)2008-12-06

Roasting some shredded coconut for a few minutes in the oven makes a good topping.

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