Don’t you just love easy no bake recipes? I know I do!
So I’m excited to share another easy recipe – Trim Healthy Mama No Bake Chocolate Cream Pie.
Trim Healthy Mama No Bake Chocolate Cream Pie
Cream pie is an easy dessert recipe. It takes a bit of time to get the filling to thicken and set, but after that, the refrigerator does all of the work!
What you’ll need:
This no bake chocolate cream pie recipe uses basic low-carb ingredients like almond milk and heavy cream. To thicken it, the combination of egg yolks and gelatin does the job nicely. It has all the comfort food taste of a cornstarch-thickened pie, without all the carbs.
You will need a low-carbohydrate sweetener like xylitol (Truvia or other sweeteners would work well too). And, with a no bake pie crust, it’s a perfect summertime treat – no oven needed!
What to do:
No oven needed, but you will want to be watching the filling for this no bake chocolate cream pie as it comes to a simmer. So it’s not completely without some work involved!
First you’ll want to get your pie crust ready and in the refrigerator (if it’s a no bake crust).
Then you’ll measure the xylitol (or other sweetener), salt, and cocoa powder into a medium sized pot. Whisk in the almond milk (or 1/2 almond milk and 1/2 heavy cream) and 5 egg yolks. At first, the cocoa powder will ‘sit’ on top of the cold liquids. But as it heats, it will incorporate into the mixture.
Bring the mixture just to a simmer over medium heat, stirring often (especially into the edges of the pot). While you’re waiting for it to simmer, proof 1 tablespoon of gelatin in 1/4 cup hot water. When the chocolate filling starts to simmer, whisk it constantly for 1 minute.
Remove the pot from the heat, add the gelatin along with 2 tablespoons of butter and 1 tablespoon of vanilla. Pour the mixture into a deep dish pie pan, cover with plastic, and refrigerate at least 3 hours to let it firm up.
Top with whipped cream before serving.
And you have a great summertime treat – Trim Healthy Mama No Bake Chocolate Cream Pie!
- ⅔ cup xylitol
- ⅓ cup cocoa powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2½ cups almond milk (or half of each almond milk and heavy cream)
- 5 large egg yolks
- 1 Tablespoon gelatin
- ¼ cup hot water
- 2 Tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 no bake pie crust - http://thesunnypatch.ca/trim-healthy-mama-no-bake-pie-crust/
- Whipped cream, for serving
- Measure the xylitol, cocoa powder and salt into a medium sized pot.
- Slowly whisk in the almond milk.
- Add the egg yolks and whisk well.
- Put over medium heat and stir constantly, until the mixture comes to a simmer.
- While you're waiting for it to come to a simmer, add the gelatin to the ¼ cup hot water and stir well. Set aside.
- When milk mixture starts to simmer, whisk constantly and let cook for one minute.
- Remove from heat, add gelatin, butter, and vanilla extract, mixing well.
- Pour the mixture into your prepared pie crust, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate at least 3 hours or until set.
- When you are ready to serve, top with whipped cream.
More healthy & easy no bake recipes:
- 10 Healthy No Bake Desserts
- No Bake Pie Crust
- Trim Healthy Mama No Bake Skinny Chocolate Custard
- Trim Healthy Mama No Bake Vanilla Cream Pie
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