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No Bake Double Chocolate Cream Pie is an easy, 5 ingredient pudding cream pie that takes just minutes to make and it uses convenient ingredients like instant pudding mix and Cool Whip. A chocolate crumb crust filled with a creamy double chocolate pudding mixture with milk chocolate and white chocolate. 

A double chocolate cream pie topped with whipped cream on a white background.


I just love easy no bake dessert recipes like this double chocolate cream pie. I am not against using easy ingredients like instant pudding mixes and Cool Whip when it comes to pie.

Sometimes I have time to make a homemade from scratch pie, and other times I just want an easy pie recipe that can be made in under 5 minutes and something that is always a hit. And with only 5 ingredients this pie is the perfect thing to make when you want something quick and easy, but most importantly delicious!

A slice of double chocolate cream pie that uses instant pudding mix.


  • Ready-to-Use Chocolate Crust – This is just like the traditional graham cracker crust but a chocolate version. If you can’t find this one then an Oreo ready-to-use crust will work as well. 
  • Chocolate Instant Pudding
  • White Chocolate Instant Pudding
  • Half & Half Milk – This is half milk + half cream. You will find it by the other milks at the store. 
  • Cool Whip

This pie could not be easier to make! Simply combine the instant pudding mixes and the milk together in a mixing bowl. Stir that really well with a whisk and then let it sit for about 5 minutes to thicken up before adding the Cool Whip. 

Add in the Cool Whip and then spread the mixture into the pie crust. Refrigerate for at least 6-8 hours before serving. Seriously that is it! This pie can be made in under 5 minutes. 

Step-by-step photo instructions and ingredients needed to make double chocolate cream pie.


Can I use a different milk in this recipe?

  • The recipe specifically calls for half and half milk because it provides the best texture, richness, and thickness for this pie. But if you need to use a different milk for whatever reason then I would use whole milk or maybe 2% milk. I would suggest not using low-fat milk or fat-free milk in this recipe. 

Can I use sugar-free instant pudding mixes?

  • I have never made this pie using sugar-free instant pudding mixes so I can’t say for sure. I think it would work but I just don’t know how it would affect the pie either in taste, texture, and thickness. The sugar-free pudding boxes are a much smaller size which might not work with the 2 cups of milk called for in the recipe. 
  • I would highly recommend using what the recipe calls for. If you choose to experiment with sugar-free pudding mixes then be sure and leave me a comment and tell me how it went. 

Can I make this double chocolate cream pie the day before?

  • Yes you can. I actually prefer to make no bake pie recipes the day before because they seem to get better as they sit in the fridge. This pie needs at least 6-8 hours of refrigeration time so it can set up and thicken, so just make sure that you at least plan for that. 

A picture of double chocolate cream pie with chocolate instant pudding and white chocolate instant pudding mix.


No Bake Banana Cream Pie – My favorite version of the classic banana cream pie with banana instant pudding mix, cream cheese, and whipped cream. No browned gooey banana slices in this pie!

No Bake Oreo Pudding Pie – Oreo pudding and chopped Oreo cookies inside an Oreo pie crust. 

No Bake Snickers Cheesecake Pie – Creamy no bake pie filled with Snicker’s candy bar chunks.

No Bake Coconut Cream Pie – A really easy version of the classic coconut cream pie. 


A double chocolate cream pie topped with whipped cream on a white background.
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No Bake Double Chocolate Cream Pie

Author Jessica - Together as Family
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Refrigeration Time 8 hours
Servings 10 slices
No Bake Double Chocolate Cream Pie is an easy, 5 ingredient pudding cream pie that takes just minutes to make and it uses convenient ingredients like instant pudding mix and Cool Whip. A chocolate crumb crust filled with a creamy double chocolate pudding mixture with milk chocolate and white chocolate. 


  • 1 (6 oz) ready-to-use chocolate graham cracker crust
  • 1 box (3.4 oz) chocolate instant pudding
  • 1 box (3.4 oz) white chocolate instant pudding
  • 2 cups half and half milk
  • 8 oz Cool Whip (thawed)


  • Add the instant pudding mixes and half & half milk into a mixing bowl. Stir with a whisk for 1-2 minutes until pudding is dissolved and mixture is slightly thicker. Let it sit for 5 mintues to thicken up more.
  • Add the thawed Cool Whip into the pudding and stir together until combined well. Pour into the chocolate crust and spread it out evenly.
    This recipe makes a thick/tall pie (which we love!) but if you prefer a not so tall pie and more servings then buy two chocolate crusts and spread the mixture between two crusts.
  • Cover the pie with the enclosed plastic lid (from the store bought crust) and refrigerate for at least 6-8 hours, or overnight.
  • When ready to serve garnish the pie with chocolate curls (vegetable peeler + hershey's chocolate bar). You can also make some homemade whipped cream for the topping as well or use a spray can of whipped cream to decorate the top of the pie.


Homemade Whipped Cream Topping : Beat 1 cup heavy cream + 1/4 cup powdered sugar in a mixing bowl. Start on low speed and increase speed as needed. Once stiff peaks form you know you are done. This will take at least 4-5 minutes. 
Milk : It's best to use a higher fat milk like the half and half which the recipe calls for. It provides the best texture and thickness for this pie. You can use Whole Milk and possibly 2% but I would not use low-fat milk or fat-free milk in this recipe. 
Chocolate Curls : Take a vegetable peeler and "peel" the long side of a Hershey's chocolate bar to create the chocolate curls you see in the pictures.
Instant Pudding : Double check that you are using the instant pudding mix and not the cook n' serve pudding. You do not want the cook n' serve. The boxes are the same size which makes it difficult. There is a picture in the post above which shows the pudding boxes that are needed. I have never tried this recipe with sugar-free instant pudding mix so I have no help with that. Try it if you want to but I can't promise anything. 
This pie was originally published as a two layer double chocolate cream pie. The recipe called for mixing one box of pudding with 1 cup of the milk and half of the Cool Whip. Repeat that with the other pudding box. You end up with a two layer chocolate cream pie. After years of making it this way I found that the white chocolate pudding mix would "bleed" into the chocolate layer in the pie and it would create this weird red color. So to avoid that, I have changed the recipe to just be a double chocolate pie without the layers in it. The recipe and ingredients are exactly the same, just the process is different. 


Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 236mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 211IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. I cant find white chocolate pudding mix at all…is it one flavor or can i mix the two? Also is white, vanilla? Help!
    Thank you Desire’

  2. Oh my goodness nevermind I found it at Walmart. I googled it?

    1. Together As Family says:

      Glad you found it 🙂 Enjoy!

  3. I love no bake desserts. (So, I don’t mind it’s turning into a dessert blog. hahaha!) Thank you for all the wonderful recipes. This one is one of my favorites.

  4. Would using 1% milk make that big of a difference? It’s what I have at home already. Thanks so much!

    1. Together As Family says:

      It should not make a big difference. I just prefer the higher fat content because it produces a thicker pudding. But the 1% will work fine.

  5. Are we actually making the pudding according to the box? Or just mixing the powder with the milk? I know I’m probably overthinking this…

    1. Together As Family says:

      Mix the pudding powder with the milk called for in recipe. Ignore the pudding box directions. Hopefully that helps clear things up ☺️

  6. Gabriella says:

    How do two boxes of pudding fit into one crust? I usually make chocolate pudding pie with one box and it fills the crust.

    1. Together As Family says:

      It’s definitely a full, thick pie but it still fits. If you’re worried, just get 2 pie crusts and divide the pudding mixture between the two. That would work just fine too. I’ve made it both ways and we like them both.

  7. I made this for Christmas. Saying it was a hit would be an understatement! I used 1% milk and the pudding was thick enough. I couldn’t get it all to fit into the pie pan but whatever was left I popped into a piping bag and added some decorations on top! Making it again today!

    1. Together As Family says:

      I love that idea! Yes, it definitely makes a thick pie.

  8. Would it be okay to use vanilla pudding I couldn’t find white chocolate

    1. Together As Family says:

      Oh yes, that would be fine 🙂

  9. Madw this for years, but used 2 packs of chocolate pudding. Delish

  10. I made this to bring to our family Thanksgiving dinner. I chose Hershey’s White Chocolate Candy Cane Candy Bar for the shredded topping, everyone not only Loved It, but asked if I would make them more! ?

  11. Emily Prows says:

    Do you think this could be made with sugar free pudding?

    1. 5 stars
      I could only find sugarfree white chocolate pudding so I took a chance. I thought the pie was just sugary enough.

  12. Sue roggenbeck says:

    I made the recipe completely as called for and the pie turned out as more like runny pudding pie. What happened? I even used full fat milk. I was rather bummed. The pie did not turn out fluffy and full as in the picture.

    1. Together As Family says:

      Did you happen to use the cook n’ serve pie & pudding filling? That is the only thing I can think of as to why the pie turned out runny.

      1. Hi! What is the difference on the cook n’ serve pie & pudding filling? I have the same thing happen to me on a coconut pie!

        1. Together As Family says:

          Not sure of the differences but I do know that the preparation is different. With the instant pudding you simply mix milk with the pudding powder. But with the cook n’serve you have to heat the mixture up in a saucepan on the stove top. So it’s important to note which pudding a recipe calls for because of the different preparations needed.

    2. MrsClintEastwood says:

      Sur Roggenbeck…
      Did you use ONE cup of milk or two? THIS recipe called for only one cup wondering if you made according to the pudding box directions? I almost made the same mistake until I glanced at the recipe again thank goodness ?
      ***I wasn’t sure if I’d like the white chocolate but it reminded me of melted vanilla ice cream…?

  13. Connor's Dad says:

    My 5-year-old son wanted something he could contribute to a family cookout, so I found this recipe and it’s now his “staple dish” he contributes to family gatherings. It’s simple and he makes it all in the KitchenAid mixer. Only change-up is we add vanilla to the white chocolate and use dark chocolate for the bottom to better balance the sweetness. This is a perfect dish for kids to make.

    1. Together As Family says:

      I love that he made this! THanks for your comment 🙂

  14. Vanessa Rosa says:

    Hi there. Do you mix both pudding together or do you layer them on top of each other? I can only find sugar free white chocolate pudding, not sure how that will taste.

    1. Together As Family says:

      It’s a layered pie so you lay them on top of each other. I would suggest not using sugar-free pudding but you could always try it. I know some readers have used sugar-free and said it turned out great, but I have never personally used it myself.

      1. So do you take half of the half and half, and half of the cool whip for each layer with the pudding??

        1. Together as Family says:

          You first combine the half and half and pudding mix. After letting that sit you then mix in the cool whip.

  15. Oh my! This is so delicious. I just made it for Thanksgiving and tried the filling and it is so good. I used dark and milk chocolate puddings ( not a white chocolate fan) and I will never buy a chocolate pie again. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  16. Can you make a meringue to go on top of this?

    1. Together As Family says:

      I think that would work just fine. I’ve never made meringue so I would not even know where to start with that one. Let me know if you try it.

  17. I have never seen white chocolate pudding mix. Could you substitute with vanilla or 2 boxes chocolate ?

    1. Together as Family says:

      Totally! Let me know how it turns out!