Chocolate Silk Ice Box Pie!

 
 
"Chocolate Silk Ice Box Pie"...it just sounds rich and delicious, doesn't it?  I love chocolate anything and chocolate pie is a favorite, so this was right up my alley definitely!  It's just the right amount of chocolate and sweetness.  Here is what you need:
 
 
2  1/2 cups half and half cream, divided
1  1/3 cups sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Tbs. butter
dash of salt
1/3 cup cornstarch
1/3 cup cold water
3 large egg yolks
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup miniature marshmallows
1 prepared chocolate cookie crumb crust
whipped cream
 
In a heavy saucepan combine 2 cups of the half and half cream, sugar, cocoa powder, dash of salt, and butter.   Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
 
In a separate bowl, stir the cornstarch into the cold water until it's dissolved and smooth.  Stir in the other half cup of half and half.    Whisk in the egg yolks and the vanilla until blended.
 
Gradually whisk this cornstarch mixture into the saucepan.   Cook for about two minutes, stirring constantly or until it's thickened and smooth.   Add the marshmallows and stir until melted and smooth. 




Pour mixture into the pie shell and place a piece of plastic wrap right on top of the surface of the pie.  It should be touching the filling.  This prevents it from forming a tough skin on top.  Refrigerate 2-3 hours.
 
Slice and garnish with whipped cream and a cherry or chocolate curls!  It's delicious!

5 comments:

  1. Ok triple yum. This pie looks absolutely deeelish. Pinned! Sammie www.feastingisfun.com

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  2. Hi, I was hoping to Pin your pie through bloglovin but there isn't a picture. I didn't want you to think I'm a flake so I've saved under desserts in my bloglovin Sammie

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  3. Can I use whipping cream instead of half and half we don't have that here. We don't have mini marshmallows either in Holland but I have seen the big ones and marshmallow fluff here in one store that sells things from other countries. What would be the measurement if I were to use either of these replacements.

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    1. Yes, you can use cream or just whole milk. Just take the big marshmallows and cut them in smaller pieces so you can measure out a cup of them. That will work fine.

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  4. This pie is wonderful..made it just exactly as directed EXCEPT that I strained the egg mixture before adding to half & half mixture..removed all the little egg squiggles..The texture is amazing..firm when sliced but melts in your mouth. Topped it with Frangelico flavored whipped cream and toasted salted pecans..Amazing..

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