Every once in a while we crave a Chocolate Pie. I remember the one like the former Bishop's Cafeterias in the midwest offered many years ago. That's our favorite type so last night I made one. I have featured this in the past on this blog.
Either buy an premade graham cracker crust or make one yourself by smashing up 1 1/2 cups of graham crackers mixed with 1/2 stick of melted butter and pressed into a pie shell and baked at 375 degrees for 7-8 minute. I like using the cinnamon crackers better but had the plain ones on hand. Either work. Cool completely.
Here is what you need for the pie: 1 quart of vanilla ice cream, 1 1/2 cups milk ( I actually used heavy whipping cream from the carton - unwhipped) 2 - 3.9 oz pkgs of jello instant pudding and my tweak here was 1 square of unsweetened chocolate melted. (For a darker chocolate - you could use 2 squares.) Beat these together in a deep large bowl.
Also: Beat (until stiff) another 1 cup of whipping cream with 1/4 cup of confections sugar and set aside for the topping when the pie is done. I didn't have a chocolate bar to shave pieces off for embellishing which would have looked lovely!