Easy sweetened condensed milk chocolate pie is a great recipe with a rich chocolate filling that everyone will love.
The simple pie recipe is one of the best homemade desserts to take to a party, serve on a holiday, or share with family.
An Easy Chocolate Pie Recipe
I have loved chocolate pie since I was a little girl. My grandmother would whip up a chocolate pie from scratch before we would even get out of bed.
And, this pie is a super simple recipe that gets rave reviews!
I love the way you can make a variety of chocolate pie recipes, from using only simple ingredients, to adding shaved chocolate, or using sweetened condensed milk, like in this case.
I am always on the look out to try different chocolate pie recipes.
When I figured out you can add sweetened condensed milk and create a chocolate pie, I was one happy girl. And, I promise you’ll love this chocolate pie with condensed milk.
Pie And Sweetened Condensed Milk Is Always Delicious
Pie is a staple in the South, for sure. It’s a delicious treat for any occasion in my book.
And, when you add sweetened condensed milk to the recipe, you know it’s going to be a hit.
What you will need to make this pie:
- Nilla Wafers
- Powdered sugar
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
- Sweetened Condensed Milk
- Cream Cheese
- Chocolate chips
- Vanilla extract
Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.
There are a few steps to the condensed milk chocolate pie, but they are worth every one.
Start by crushing the Nilla Wafers in a bag.
I used about half of the Nilla Wafer box to get what I needed for the pie crust.
Add the Nilla Wafers, cocoa, and powdered sugar to a medium-sized bowl.
A wire whisk is perfect for mixing the ingredients together.
Melt the butter and pour into the bowl and mix everything together.
Press the mixture into a greased pie pan. A 9-inch pie pan is the perfect size.
Mine is 9-1/2″ so the pie crust didn’t make it all the way up the side. But, that’s ok, because when the pie cooks, it will still be perfect.
Tips for the perfect pie crust
If you have a Cuisinart, add the Nilla Wafers and crush them up well. Then add the powdered sugar and unsweetened cocoa and mix.
If you don’t have a Cuisinart, that is ok, just make sure you crush the wafers completely in the bag (mine could have used a little more crushing).
If you would like to make a gluten-free pie crust, you can use gluten-free graham crackers instead of Nilla Wafers.
For the filling, add the softened cream cheese to a large mixing bowl and mix until the cheese is creamy.
For this part of the recipe, I used a handheld mixer, which is perfect for creaming the cream cheese.
Add the sweetened condensed milk and mix it together.
I have a terrible time not sticking a spoon in the condensed milk to eat it. It’s just so good.
You can use any brand of sweetened condensed milk, Eagle Brand, Publix, Kroger, or whatever you’d like.
Melt the chocolate chips in a small bowl and add to the mixture.
To melt the chocolate in the microwave, cook for 30-seconds and then stir, cook again, stir, and continue until the chocolate has melted.
Isn’t this the most delicious-looking picture? I love it.
I’ve had a few readers say they like using milk chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet.
If you like your pie a little more milk-chocolatey, just grab the milk chocolate chips at the grocery store instead of the semi-sweet.
Mix in the chocolate.
Mmmm…I really think you could make this into a dip, as well. Might have to create a new post for a dip recipe.
The chocolate flavor is so rich and decadent with the condensed milk mixed in.
Add the eggs and vanilla extract and give it all a good stir.
Pour the sweetened condensed milk mixture into the pie shell.
Bake the sweetened condensed milk pie for 30-35 minutes at 350-degrees.
Tips for the perfect pie:
Set the cream cheese out on the counter for a couple of hours to soften before mixing.
Let it cool and that’s it! The combination of smooth, sweet, and crunchy is really to die for. I promise you’ll love it!
Just top the pie with some whipped cream, ice cream, chocolate shavings, or some mini chocolate morsels.
If you’d like to make your own homemade whipped cream, you only need three ingredients including heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract.
Let me know what you think in the comments below.
Other Sweetened Condensed Milk Recipes
- Sweetened Condensed Milk Chocolate Pound Cake with Chocolate Frosting
- Homemade Lemon Meringue Pie
- Double Chocolate Bars
- Chocolate Fudge Brownies
You can also make caramel with a can of sweetened condensed milk
Here’s how to caramelize sweetened condensed milk:
- Take the label off of the can, place it in a saucepan, and cover with water. Put the lid on.
- Bring the water to a boil. Once it boils turn it down to simmer. (Make sure it’s still covered with water).
- Simmer for about 1-1/2 hours with the lid on.
- Turn the can over and simmer one more hour.
- Let it cool and then open for some sweet caramel.
What is sweetened condensed milk used for?
Sweetened condensed milk is used mainly in desserts. You can use it for making homemade ice cream, cookies, pies, and more. You can even use it in your coffee as a sweet creamer.
Does sweetened condensed milk go bad?
Yes, it can go bad after the expiration date. Once you open the can, the milk will last for a couple of weeks in the refrigerator.
What does sweetened condensed milk taste like?
Sweetened condensed milk tastes like a thick sweet milk. You can also purchase it fat free or in a squeeze bottle, so you don’t have to use the can all at once.
Can I use a graham cracker crust?
Yes, you can use a graham cracker crust if you do not want a chocolate crust.
- 1-1/2 cups crushed Nilla Wafers
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1 stick butter (melted)
- 8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
- 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
- 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips (melted)
- 2 eggs
- 1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Crush the Nilla Wafers in a Ziplock bag
- Add Nilla Wafers, cocoa, and powdered sugar to a medium-sized bowl and mix together with a whisk.
- Add the melted butter and mix with an electric mixer.
- Press into a greased 9-inch pie pan and set aside.
Heat oven to 350-degrees.
- Add the softened cream cheese to a large bowl and mix until creamy.
- Add the sweetened condensed milk and mix.
- Melt chocolate chips for about 50 seconds, stirring at the 30-second mark, and add to the mixture.
- Add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix well. Pour chocolate mixture into pie crust.
- Bake chocolate pie for 30 to 35-minutes at 350-degrees.
- Let cool to room temperature and serve.
If you like a more milk-chocolatey flavor in the pie, switch out the semi-sweet chocolate chips for milk chocolate chips.
Add some whipped topping or ice cream for additional fun and flavor on the top. You can also add some chocolate shavings on top of whipped cream.
TIP: An Oreo crust, or graham cracker crust is another option.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 pieces Serving Size: 1 piece
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 819Total Fat: 45gSaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 135mgSodium: 551mgCarbohydrates: 96gFiber: 2gSugar: 70gProtein: 12g