Cool Whip Pie

 

close up shot of a slice of pie topped with whipped cream on a plate with a fork
Cool Whip Pie is a light and creamy no-bake dessert that is delicious and easy to make, with a velvety smooth chocolatey filling on top of a chocolate pie crust.
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Table of Contents
  1. Cool Whip Pie Ingredients
  2. Substitutions and Additions
  3. How to Make This Cool Whip Pie Recipe
  4. How to Serve
  5. Storage
  6. Frequently Asked Questions
  7. More Recipes You’ll Love
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Cool Whip Pie is a delightful dessert that’s not only easy to make, but it’s also no-bake. Creamy Cool Whip Pie has a fluffy filling made of creamy chocolate pudding, smooth cream cheese, and Cool Whip, all atop a crunchy chocolate pie crust. Every bite of this luscious dessert is a cool treat.  

If you love refreshing no-bake desserts, you’ll want to make Strawberry Jello Pie or Vanilla Cool Whip Pie

close up shot of a slice of pie topped with whipped cream on a plate

Cool Whip Pie Ingredients

Cool Whip Pie raw ingredients that are labeled

You will need:

  • 1 – 9 inch premade chocolate pie crust
  • 1 – 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 – 3.9 ounce box chocolate instant pudding mix
  • 7 ounces marshmallow fluff
  • 1 – 8 ounce tub cool whip topping, thawed (+ ½ cup optional garnish)

Substitutions and Additions

TOPPING: Depending on the time of year, you can customize your toppings for this easy recipe. Top with fresh fruit or frozen fruit, chocolate chips, chocolate shavings, a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice, etc. Fresh strawberries or blueberries would be lovely in the summer while pumpkin spice would be ideal for the fall. 

PIE CRUST: This delicious pie has plenty of flexibility as to what crust you use. Chocolate crust, Oreo pie crust, graham cracker pie crust, or a regular homemade pie crust all work well in this no-bake pie recipe. 

PUDDING: Change up the flavor of pudding in this easy dessert and you can enjoy a different variety each time. Try strawberry Cool Whip pie, vanilla Cool Whip pie, or butterscotch Cool Whip pie.

WHIPPED TOPPING: If you can’t get Cool Whip, you can use our whipped cream recipe to make your own.

How to Make This Cool Whip Pie Recipe

PRO TIP: This recipe needs to chill in the fridge for about 8 hours before it is ready to serve. This is a great recipe to make the day before so that it is ready when you need it. 

STEP ONE: Using a medium-size mixing bowl and a handheld mixer on medium-high speed, beat the cream cheese for 1 to 1 ½ minutes, until smooth.

PRO TIP: Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature so that you don’t have lumps in your creamy filling.

cream cheese being blended in a bowl

STEP TWO: Sprinkle in the pudding mix and continue mixing for another 30 seconds to 1 minute, until well combined.

pudding mix added to the bowl of cream cheese

STEP THREE: Add the marshmallow fluff and continue mixing just until incorporated.

marshmallow fluff added to the cream cheese mixture in a bowl

STEP FOUR: Fold in the thawed cool whip.

cool whip folded into the cream cheese mixture in a bowl

STEP FIVE: Evenly spread the cool whip mixture into the pre-made crust, and chill in the refrigerator for 8 hours.

PRO TIP: If your pie crust is in a foil tin, we’d recommend sitting it inside a glass pie plate to give it a bit more stability.

STEP SIX: Just before slicing, add the ½ cup thawed cool whip to the center of the pie. Slice and serve immediately.

How to Serve

A welcome treat at a summer picnic or a holiday party, Cool Whip Pie is so easy to put together, not to mention delicious, that you’ll want to make it often. Friends and family alike will love this refreshing pie. You can make it even more blissful by serving it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a mug of coffee on the side. 

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: Store this chocolate pudding pie in the fridge covered in plastic wrap for up to four days. 

overhead shot of a pie with a slice cut out

Cool Whip Pie shows that a dreamy doesn’t have to be hard to make. With just five ingredients and 10 minutes of prep time, you can have a light and creamy dessert that everyone will adore. Serve this enticing dessert at a special occasion or a casual weekend get-together. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this dessert ahead of time? 

This great recipe is best made ahead since it needs to chill in the fridge for about 8 hours before serving it.

Can I make my own crust for this recipe? 

If you would prefer to make your own cookie crust you certainly can. Crush graham crackers or chocolate cookies in a food processor to give you 1½ cups of crumbs before combining with 5 tablespoons of butter and baking at 300°F for 10 minutes.

Can I use a different flavor of pudding? 

This recipe is very flexible. You can change up the flavor of the pie depending on the flavor of pudding you use.

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close up shot of a slice of pie topped with whipped cream on a plate with a fork

Cool Whip Pie

Cool Whip Pie is a light and creamy no-bake dessert that is delicious and easy to make, with a velvety smooth chocolatey filling on top of a chocolate pie crust.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Chill Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 slices

Ingredients
  

  • 9 inches premade chocolate pie crust
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3.9 ounces chocolate instant pudding mix
  • 7 ounces marshmallow fluff
  • 8 ounces cool whip topping, thawed (plus ½ cup optional garnish)

Instructions
 

  • Using a medium size mixing bowl and a handheld mixer on medium-high speed, beat the cream cheese for 1 to 1 ½ minutes, until smooth.
  • Sprinkle in the pudding mix and continue mixing for another 30 seconds to 1 minute, until well combined.
  • Add the marshmallow fluff and continue mixing just until incorporated.
  • Fold in the thawed cool whip.
  • Evenly spread the cool whip mixture into the pre-made crust, and chill in the refrigerator for 8 hours.
  • If your pie crust is in a foil tin, we’d recommend sitting it inside a glass pie plate to give it a bit more stability.
  • Just before slicing, add the ½ cup thawed cool whip to the center of the pie. Slice and serve immediately.

Notes

  • If your pie crust is in a foil tin, we’d recommend sitting it inside a glass pie plate to give it a bit more stability.

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