This incredibly decadent unbelievably vegan chocolate pie will leave you speechless! So easy to make and just simple 7 ingredients, this vegan chocolate cream pie is a chocolate lovers dream!

sliced vegan chocolate cream pie

This vegan chocolate pie will get you because while it’s completely dairy free, gluten free, Paleo, soy free, and nut free, it’s as decadent and delicious as the best chocolate pie you’ve ever had.

The perfect vegan pie recipe for any time of year: cool off during the summer time with this no bake chocolate pudding-like pie (with a slice or two of vegan blueberry pie or vegan apple pie!) or serve with an extra dollop of whipped cream during the holiday season (along with classics, like vegan pumpkin pie and vegan pecan pie!). There’s truly nothing that this vegan chocolate pie can’t do. 

In all of my years of making pie (and I made a LOT for the cookbook), this one is magic. 

I mean, the silky smooth texture, as if you’re just scooping up soft chocolate fudge, and layered with that flaky vegan pie crust…I’ll give you a second to come back down to earth 😉

sliced vegan chocolate pie in pie dish

Why you’ll love this unbelievably vegan chocolate pie: 

This might be the best chocolate cream pie, regardless of dietary preferences because it’s so dang delicious, you’ll be left speechless. To be honest, the mousse-y texture in the middle sort of makes this like a vegan chocolate mousse pie. 

This is my warning to you, once you start making this vegan chocolate cream pie, there’s no going back! This pie is:

  • Smooth and creamy, without any chunks of unblended nuts or tofu (yes, an entirely vegan chocolate cream pie without tofu or nuts!)
  • Decadently chocolatey while also not being too sweet.
  • Easy to put together and no bake (we loveeeee that!).
  • Only 7 ingredients for the filling (and they’re not wonky or “too healthy”)
  • And finally, fully supported by a flaky yet undetectably vegan pie crust (which you can easily make gluten free or swap in my gluten-free oat flour crust as well!).

And if you want a fun Christmas themed chocolate cream pie, you can add in 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract for a vegan chocolate peppermint pie.

It’s a chocolate French silk pie lover’s dream. Proceed with caution to the next step!

sliced vegan chocolate cream pie

Ingredients & Substitutions:

  • Coconut cream: I strongly recommend not substituting the coconut cream. It is semi-successful if you use just all soy milk, but at times does not set as well. The best results will be with coconut cream. 
  • Soy milk: You can also use oat milk here too if you prefer!
  • Vegan chocolate: We’re using pure chocolate to yield a super rich and decadent chocolate flavor! I recommend Pascha Organics or Enjoy Life here.
  • Cocoa powder: You can use cacao powder here if you’d prefer.
  • Sugar: I love using coconut sugar here for the rich caramel flavor; you can also use granulated sugar or maple syrup.
  • Arrowroot starch: This will help set our vegan chocolate pie. You can also substitute in cornstarch.
  • Vegan pie crust: My super simple vegan pie crust recipe uses a food processor to make the dough so easily and yield a super flaky texture!

Overview: How to make a vegan chocolate pie in 4 steps

Now that I’ve bragged about how dang easy this healthier chocolate pie is, it’s time to actually show you the whole behind-the-scenes action that takes these ingredients and magically turns them into the best dang vegan chocolate pie you’ll ever make!

After you’ve made the vegan pie crust, here’s what you’ll do next: 

  1. Whisk the coconut cream, sugar, arrowroot starch, and vanilla extract together in a medium saucepan. Then bring the mixture to the stovetop and heat on medium heat.
  2. Once heated and thickening, add in the chocolate chips, and continue stirring until they’ve melted.
  3. Pour your chocolate cream filling into the middle of a baked vegan pie crust, and let the pie set overnight in the fridge.
  4. Remove when you’re ready to serve, dollop with coconut whipped cream and there ya have it!

Not so bad right? No need to blend nor soak any ingredients! This dairy free chocolate pie is truly as easy as it is delicious.

Can you taste the coconut?

Absolutely not! Because the chocolate is so overpowering here (and super rich and decadent), you won’t be able to taste any coconut.

If you are using coconut oil for the pie crust, though, I recommend using triple refined coconut oil for no coconut taste.

What pie crust should I use?

I recommend using my  vegan pie crust recipe, but you can also make it gluten-free or swap in my oat flour pie crust.

If you have a no bake crust that you prefer, please feel free to use it here as well. Then, it’s an entirely no bake dairy-free chocolate pie!

slice of vegan chocolate pie on a plate

Tips and Tricks for making a vegan chocolate cream pie

  • Make sure you use coconut cream! The more fat the better in this pie. I have not tried this recipe with one of those watered down, refrigerated coconut or almond milks, but I truly don’t think that it would work as well. You want a thick chocolate cream pie, not a watery one.
  • Give this pie time to set: You’ll need about 3-4 hours in the fridge- or overnight if you’d prefer!
  • Use 100% dark chocolate chips for less sugar: This vegan chocolate pie is already quite sweet, thanks to the added coconut sugar. You can use 100% chocolate chips, such as by Pascha Chocolate for even less sugar without sacrificing any of the decadence!
  • Top with homemade coconut whipped cream! I love to top mine with whipped coconut cream, but you can also use Forager Project dairy-free whipped cream (my favorite!) Or So Delicious- that one basically tastes like Cool Whip, but vegan! Add a few extra chocolate shavings for a pie that resembles a decadent French Silk Pie!
slices of vegan chocolate cream pie on a plate

How to store + freeze this pie

I recommend storing any leftovers of your vegan chocolate pie in the fridge, covered tightly in the pie dish.

However, you can also freeze any leftover slices. I like to slice my chocolate pie and store the slices either in the pie dish or an airtight container (wrap the pie dish if leaving it there!), and they’ll last for up to 1 month.

To thaw, simply remove from the freezer and allow the slice to come to room temperature for 2 hours.

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You are just going to love this vegan chocolate cream pie as much as I do! If you give it a go, let me know in the comments, and let me know how you’re enjoying Pie Week!

As always, I love to see your beautiful creations on Instagram and Pinterest, so be sure to tag me there 🙂

Happy vegan chocolate pie eating!

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Vegan Chocolate Cream Pie (No tofu or nuts!)

  • Author: thebananadiaries
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This incredibly decadent unbelievably vegan chocolate pie will leave you speechless! So easy to make and just simple 7 ingredients, this vegan chocolate cream pie is a chocolate lovers dream!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 vegan pie crust recipe (gluten-free as needed- see notes)
  • 1 cup (240 mL) oat milk or soy milk
  • 1 can (13.5 ounces) coconut cream
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) coconut sugar*
  • 3 tbsp arrowroot
  • 3 tbsp all natural cocoa powder
  • 6 ounces vegan chocolate
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter

Instructions

  1. Prep: Prepare the pie crust first for a 9″ pie dish (although this will also work for an 8″ pie). Follow the instructions for preparing the pie crust and fully bake the pie crust until golden brown. Once baked, you can remove the pie from the oven and set aside to make the filling.
  2. Whisk:  In a medium saucepan, add in the coconut cream, oat milk, coconut sugar, cocoa powder, and arrowroot starch. Whisk together vigorously until there are no more clumps of cocoa powder nor arrowroot starch.
  3. Heat: Place the saucepan onto the stovetop, and heat on medium heat. Continue whisking the mixture until it begins to thicken, about 6-7 minutes. 
  4. Stir: Once thickened, remove the saucepan from the heat. Add in the chocolate chips and stirring until melted. Then stir in the vegan butter until completely melted.
  5. Pour: Pour the vegan chocolate pie filling into the baked pie crust.
  6. Cool: Let sit for 10 minutes, then transfer to the fridge to set for 3-4 hours, or overnight.
  7. Serve: When ready to serve, remove from the fridge and let sit at room temperature for 15 minutes. Top with coconut whipped cream and enjoy!

Notes

Gluten free: You can use the gluten-free version of the vegan pie crust or use the oat flour pie crust

Coconut sugar: You can swap in an equal amount of granulated sugar, maple sugar, date sugar, or maple syrup in lieu of coconut sugar.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/10th of pie
  • Calories: 377
  • Sugar: 21.9 g
  • Sodium: 148.9 mg
  • Fat: 16.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 41.1 g
  • Protein: 3.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: vegan chocolate pie, vegan chocolate cream pie, vegan chocolate cream pie no tofu, dairy free chocolate pie, vegan french silk pie, vegan chocolate silk pie

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