Amish Chocolate Mousse Pie

This light and creamy chocolate pie has been a long time family favorite. This recipe was passed down from my Amish Grandmother and is also the chocolate mousse pie that my Mom made for her catering business, which she ran out of a refinished barn while still old order Amish. This chocolate mousse pie is similar to French silk pie, but is a lot lighter in texture and is made with more simple ingredients (yes, the Amish use cool whip/whipped topping too). We prefer to eat our chocolate mousse pie with a homemade pie crust, but you can also use a store bought Oreo crust or graham cracker crust. If you are feeling lazy, feel free to eat the pudding plain with a spoon, because it is that good!

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Amish Chocolate Mousse pie

Amish Chocolate Mousse Pie

marilynpeight
This chocolate mousse pie was passed on from my Amish Grandmother and is a deliciously light and creamy pie that is very easy to make. This no bake pie is perfect for spring and summer, or any time of the year!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Amish
Servings 8

Equipment

  • 9 inch pie plate (linked below)
  • Mixing bowls (linked below)
  • Saucepan (linked below)

Ingredients
  

  • 8 oz. melting chocolate, milk or semi sweet. * see note
  • 1/2 cup whole milk divided
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 8 oz. whipped topping/cool whip plus more for the topping
  • 9 inch prebaked homemade pie crust (can also use premade oreo or graham cracker crusts) *see notes below on prebaking the pie crust.

Instructions
 

  • Melt the chocolate with 4 tablespoons milk over medium heat, stirring frequently. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes, then stir in the remaining milk. Chill the chocolate mixture until cool to touch and thickened.
  • While the chocolate is chilling, mix the cream cheese and sugar until smooth, then pour in the cooled chocolate mixture and mix well. Fold in 8 ounces of cool whip, combining until the mixture is creamy and smooth.
  • Transfer the chocolate mousse to a prepared pie crust. Refrigerate the pie for several hours, then top with additional cool whip and chocolate shavings (optional). Serve and enjoy! Storage notes below.

Notes

This chocolate mousse pie is very light and fluffy. If your prefer more of a rich chocolate flavor, I would recommend melting dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate, or adding more milk chocolate and less whipped cream to the filling (to taste). Feel free to experiment to get the filling right for you! 
If using my easy and flaky pie crust recipe, dock the pie crust and then bake for 20-30 minutes at 350. For more detailed instructions on blind baking a pie crust, see the link below. 
Additional notes and step by step photos below. 
Keyword Amish chocolate mousse pie, no bake pie, creamy chocolate pie, cool whip
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Equipment needed for this Amish chocolate mousse pie:

  • 9 inch pie plate If making a homemade pie crust, you will need a 9 inch pie plate to hold the crust for this chocolate mousse pie.
  • Mixing bowl A mixing bowl is needed for combining the cream cheese mixture, chocolate mixture and cool whip to make the chocolate mousse filling.
  • Saucepan A small saucepan is needed to melt the chocolate in milk. I also prefer to use a small whisk for stirring the chocolate mixture as it melts.

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Ingredients needed for the chocolate mousse filling: Melting chocolate (I used almond bark from Aldi), whole milk, granulated sugar, cream cheese and cool whip/whipped topping.

Pie crust recipes for you to try with this chocolate mousse pie: My favorite pie crust recipe for this chocolate mousse pie is the Easy and Flaky Pie Crust from my Mother-in-law. You can also make an Oreo pie crust from Sally’s Baking Addiction, or a graham cracker crust from Salt and Baker.

How to blind bake a homemade pie crust:

I tend to simply toss the pie crust into the oven after docking it, without adding beans or weights to keep the crust in shape. Although this is easier, it doesn’t give the best looking end results on the pie crust as some areas of the crust will sink and the crimped edges are more uneven than a blind baked pie crust that has been properly weighted. If you wish to have a more picture perfect pie crust, you can give these instructions for how to blind bake a pie crust (from allrecipes) a whirl.

Step 1-2: Melt the chocolate with 4 tablespoons milk over medium heat, stirring frequently. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes, then stir in the remaining milk. Chill the chocolate mixture until cool to touch and thickened. While the chocolate is chilling, mix the cream cheese and sugar until smooth, then pour in the cooled chocolate mixture.

Recipe notes:

Be sure to allow the cream cheese to soften before mixing it with sugar, this helps to eliminate lumps. Also be sure to allow the melted chocolate to cool completely before adding it to the cream cheese mixture, this helps to keep the pie filling thick and fluffy. Cool whip can be added to taste. If you prefer more of a chocolate taste, you can add less cool whip and more chocolate or add dark chocolate. Keep in mind, the less cool whip, the less fluffy and light the pie filling will be.

Step 2 continued: Mix the chocolate and cream cheese mixture well, then fold in 8 ounces of cool whip, combining until the mixture is creamy and smooth.

Step 3: Transfer the chocolate mousse to a prepared pie crust. Refrigerate the pie for several hours to overnight, then top with additional cool whip and chocolate shavings (optional).

Serve and enjoy!

Storage for this Amish chocolate mousse pie:

My mom always kept leftover chocolate mousse pie in the refrigerator and often had some back up pies (without cool whip on top) in the freezer for church events. Because of its pudding filling, this pie should be kept chilled for the best results. This pie keeps well in the refrigerator for around 5 days, tightly wrapped or in an airtight container. This chocolate mousse pie also freezes well and can be kept frozen (tightly wrapped or in an airtight container) for several months.

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2 thoughts on “Amish Chocolate Mousse Pie”

  1. Smooth and creamy perfection. I used 8 oz semisweet chocolate chips for the melting chocolate, worked great and resulted in a perfect chocolate taste. This recipe comes together quickly as well.

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