This light pie is the perfect summer treat. Plus, because it’s a no-bake dessert, you won’t even need to use your oven. With only 6 ingredients, you’ll be able to whip up this no-bake favorite in no time.

Key Ingredients for Chocolate Pudding Pie

When making a chocolate pudding pie, these ingredients are essential.

Instant pudding mix: Pudding mix is the secret for providing both the best flavor and the right consistency.
Milk: Milk helps give this pie a creamy texture. It also adds a richness to this chocolate pudding pie.
Whipped topping: A frozen whipped topping like Cool Whip is a key item for a lot of no-bake pies. Make sure it’s softened before folding it into this recipe.
Chocolate shavings: You can buy pre-made shavings or simply chop up a Hershey’s chocolate bar.

How to Make No-Bake Chocolate Pudding Pie


1 cup 2% milk, cold
1 (3.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
1 (8-ounce) carton frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 (9-inch) graham cracker crust
Chocolate shavings


Step 1: Whisk ingredients

In a small bowl, whisk milk, pudding mix and baking cocoa until thickened, about a minute.

Step 2: Fold in the topping

Gently fold in whipped topping and spoon into crust.

Step 3: Freeze

Cover and freeze at least 4 hours.

Step 4: Add toppings

Top with additional whipped topping, if desired, and chocolate shavings.

Tips for Making No-Bake Chocolate Pudding Pie

What other crusts can you use for chocolate pudding pie?

For this pudding pie, you can use an Oreo pie crust that would make the pie even more rich with flavor.

How do you serve chocolate pudding pie?

You can top your pie with sprinkles, assorted fresh berries (like blueberries or strawberries), chocolate chips or coconut flakes. The sky’s the limit!

How do you store chocolate pudding pie?

Store your pie in an airtight container. Chocolate pudding pie can last in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Can you freeze chocolate pudding pie?

Yes! You can freeze the pudding pie as long as you wrap it well or store in an airtight container. The pudding will remain fine to eat even after a couple of months.

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