Individual Frozen Creamy Chocolate Mini Pies, a delicious no-bake creamy dessert recipe. This will become your summer favorite.
What does your perfect meal consist of, how many of you can’t wait to get to dessert? My favourite meal hands down would have to be lasagna and any kind of chocolate dessert, the more chocolate the better. Maybe a chocolate dessert with a chocolate liqueur and a big piece of chocolate to follow!!
I’m sure if I told you that this is a light dessert and if I told you that these Frozen Creamy Chocolate Mini Pies have almost zero calories, you probably wouldn’t believe me, and you would be absolutely correct! I think my eldest daughter got it right, when I exclaimed “it’s so light”, she responded ” yeah fake light”.
Since making my fair share of Tiramisu, I have gotten quite attached to using Mascarpone. It is a lovely soft cheese (technically it is not considered a cheese).
It is has a very satiny texture, not too sweet and very creamy. The perfect ingredient for these Creamy Chocolate Mini Pies. Now I know why Italians love to use it in their amazing desserts.
I knew they needed even more chocolate (and so I added it). I made a crumb chocolate wafer base, got my filling going, chocolate chips, cream, sugar and of course mascarpone. Filled them up and into the freezer they went.
Individual Frozen Creamy Chocolate Mini Pies
I ended up having a little cream filling left over so I just made the next best thing, Popsicles.
I am going to tell you they are good for your health, mental health that is. Some days you really need a blast of chocolate. And these are a nice cool blast. Enjoy!
Creamy Frozen Chocolate Pie
FOR THE BASE
- 1¼ cups chocolate wafer crumbs (112 grams)
- ¼ cup butter (melted) (52 grams)
FOR THE FILLING
- ½ cup sugar (100 grams)
- ½ cup water (120 grams)
- 6 ounces dark chocolate good quality chopped (175 grams)
- 1 cup heavy/whole/whipping cream (30% or more fat content) (250 grams)
- ½ cup mascarpone cheese (125 grams)
- 1 cup cream whole, whipping or heavy
- ¼ cup grated chocolate
- Use either an 8 inch (20cm) springform cake pan or line a regular pan with parchment paper.
FOR THE BASE
- Mix the cookie crumbs and melted butter together in the cake pan, press down evenly on the bottom of the pan. Cover and place in the freezer.
- While the base is in the freezer, prepare the filling.
- In a small pot add the sugar and water, bring to a boil and continue at a slow boil for approximately 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
- In a blender add the chopped chocolate and hot boiled sugar mixture. Blend for approximately 2 minutes, pour into a bowl and let cool.
- In a medium bowl beat together the cream and mascarpone until very thick, fold in the cooled mixture until smooth. Pour onto the cookie base.
- Cover with plastic wrap (make sure the plastic touches the top of the chocolate mixture), freeze for at least 8 hours or over night. Remove from the pan, slice and serve with a dollop of whipped cream and grated chocolate. Enjoy!
“The greatest tragedies were written by the Greeks and Shakespeare … neither knew chocolate.” Sandra Boynton
Is the 1/4 grams butter supposed to be 1/4 cup butter?
Hi Susan, yes should be a cup, I corrected it thanks.
HI Rose, I’ve featured these delicious mini pies on my blog, hoping that you don’t mind, but if you do, please contact me and I’ll remove it. All the best.
Hi Vera, Thanks for the feature as long as you link up to my blog it’s good for me! Have a great day.
Lasagna and chocolate – my two favorite food groups! These are adorable and look delicious. Pinning to my recipe board to try this weekend!
Hi Meredith, mine too! Thanks very much let me know how it goes. Have a great weekend.
Adventures of a Cavemom says
These are calling to my pregnant belly!!! Thanks for sharing.
Then for sure you should try them! Have a great weekend.
Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut says
Oh my gosh this sounds amazing! I love that you made popsicles with the leftovers too!!
Hi Amanda, thanks, they reminded me of a popsicle I had in Canada. Have a great day.
Julie is Hostess At Heart says
This treat looks deliciously creamy and I love the individual servings.
Hi Julie, thanks hope you enjoy it and yes it is quite creamy.
Julie is Hostess At Heart says
Thank you Rose!
OH, those look so delicious. The popsicles look so refreshing, too! And yes, this would be VERY good for my mental health! Thank you for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty this week!
I love individual desserts-makes everyone feel so special! This one looks amazing! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!
Through Her Looking Glass says
Dear Rose – I love a nice cool blast of chocolate! These look perfect for summer, creamy and delicious!
Thanks, hope you enjoy it!
Goodness gracious me these sound so gorgeous and decadent! Beautiful!
Hi Elizabeth, thanks, and they were! 🙂
Cook This Again, Mom! says
The weather is so warm here tonight and one of these would really hit the spot! They look fabulous!