Slice of chocolate icebox pie

Chocolate Icebox Pie

This Chocolate Icebox Pie is incredible any time of the year but it's especially nice in the hot summer months -- you can make it without ever turning on your oven!
Be sure to check out the how-to VIDEO just below the recipe! 
Course Dessert, pie
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate icebox pie, no bake dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chilling Time 6 hours
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10 slices
Calories 521kcal
Author Sam Merritt


  • 1 Oreo Crust (Click link for recipe) prepare in a 9 1/2" pie pan (place in refrigerator after assembling -- do not bake)
  • 16 oz cream cheese softened 450g
  • 8 oz dark or semisweet chocolate¹ chopped into small pieces
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream divided (355ml)
  • ¾ tsp of instant coffee optional
  • 1 cup powdered sugar divided 150g
  • 1/3 cup sour cream 75g
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Additional homemade whipped cream for topping, if desired. You would only need 1/4 or 1/2 of a batch.


  • Combine chopped chocolate or chocolate chips and ½ cup (118ml) of heavy cream in a large microwave-safe bowl. Transfer to the microwave and heat in 20-25 second increments, stirring well in between, until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is smooth.²
  • Once chocolate is melted, stir in instant coffee, if using. Set aside and allow chocolate mixture to cool for at least 25 minutes or until no longer warm to the touch.
  • Meanwhile, prepare your whipped cream. Combine remaining 1 cup (236ml) heavy cream and ¼ cup (38g) powdered sugar in a clean, medium-sized bowl and use an electric mixer to beat to stiff peaks (until mixture is thick and fluffy and resembles Cool Whip). Set aside.
  • Place your cream cheese in a large bowl and pour cooled ganache over top. Use electric mixer to stir together until well combined and smooth and creamy.
  • Add remaining ¾ cup powdered sugar (112g), sour cream, and vanilla extract and stir until completely combined.
  • Add whipped cream that you prepared in step 3 to the bowl and use a spatula to fold in by hand until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Spread filling into chilled Oreo crust, using a spatula to smooth the top.
  • Transfer pie to refrigerator and allow to chill for 6 hours or overnight.
  • Slice, serve, and enjoy! If desired top with additional whipped cream.



¹You can use chopped chocolate bars or chocolate chips, either will work fine. ²Always heat the chocolate in small bursts and stir well in between. If you heat it for too long or skip the stirring you might end up seizing your chocolate, rendering it unusable.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 521kcal