Chocolate Mint Cream Pie

A cool and creamy chocolate mint pie with an Oreo crust, layers of mint ganache and chocolate cream, topped with a mountain of sweet whipped cream.



For the Crust

24 Oreos

1/4 cup melted butter

For the Ganache

1/2 cup cream

3/4 cup chocolate chips

1/2 tsp mint extract

For the Chocolate Cream

3 1/2 cups milk*

5 egg yolks

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup cornstarch

1/2 tsp kosher salt

2 Tablespoons butter

6oz chocolate*

For the Top

2 cups heavy whipping cream

1/4 cup sugar

optional shaved chocolate or mint chocolate for garnish


For the Crust: Using a food processor* crush 24 Oreo until fine crumbs.  Add melted butter and process to combine.  Press the cookie crumbs into a 9″ pie pan.  Bake the crust at 350 for 6-8 minutes to set.

For the ganache: In a medium bowl heat the 1/2 cup cream in the microwave for about 45 seconds.  Microwaves vary, but you want the cream to be hot and just a bit steamy.  Add the chocolate chips, stir, and let sit for a minute to melt fully.  Add the mint extract and stir to combine.  Once smooth, pour the ganache over the cookie crust and place the pie in the refrigerator to cool and set while you prepare the next layer.

For the chocolate cream:  Place the milk, yolks, sugar, cornstarch and salt in a medium pan and whisk until well combined and lump free.  Heat this mixture over medium high heat whisking constantly until it begins to thicken- just before it reaches a boil.  Remove from heat and add 2 Tablespoons of butter and 6oz chocolate.  Stir as the chocolate melts.  Once the chocolate and butter are melted and well incorporated pour the chocolate cream over the ganache layer of the pie.  Cover and return to the refrigerator to cool. Allow the pie to cool for at least 2-4 hours before topping with whipped cream.


* I use whole milk for this recipe, but a lower fat content would work as well.

*For the chocolate cream use a chocolate of your choice.  I use a good quality Ghirardelli chocolate chopped before adding it to the thickened cream mixture, but I know some people in my family like the milk chocolate of a Hershey’s bar and I have used that as well.

* I prefer to bake the Oreo crust to set it, but if you want a truly no-bake dessert you can press the cookies mixture into a pie plate and freeze it for 15 minutes instead.

*A food processor is the easiest way to make those cookie crumbs (short of buying premade crust), but go old school and place cookies in a large ziploc bag and crush them with a rolling pin if that is what is available to you.

*For a holiday pie, try using crushed candy canes instead of chocolate shavings as garnish.

Keywords: chocolate, mint. cream pie, Oreo, no-bake