Chocolate peppermint cream pie is velvety smooth, rich chocolate pie with a healthy layer of peppermint, then kissed with whipped cream for a little extra joy to your taste buds.
This recipe came about as a maternity test for Sons #2 & #3. Allow me to explain…you see, in the midst of Pie Week my middle sons declared that they do not like pie. Imagine my horror! Not like pie?! To which I responded, “Who are you and what have you done with my boys?”
Didn’t like pie…pssh! We’d just see about that. I did what any good self-proclaimed Pie Girl would do…I baked more pies and
forced politely asked the “pie abstainers” to be my taste testers. They were quite reluctant until I explained to them that some pies are actually more like pudding in a crust. That got their attention! A few bites later, we discovered that not only do Sons #2 & #3 like pie, they love cream pies! Especially this Chocolate Peppermint Cream Pie!
Comfortably Domestic Confession: Except for the occasional craving for mint chocolate chip ice cream, I’m not a big fan of the whole mint + chocolate combination.
I know, I know! Chocolate and peppermint are totally BFFs, but for some reason I just can’t wrap my head around the two of them as a couple. Chocolate and mint are two things that I like on their own, but together they don’t make much sense to me.
Kind of like Billy Bob and Angelina.
Or Demi and Ashton.
Or Sandra and Jesse.
You get the idea.
The Sons, however, are huge fans of mint chocolate anything. Huge. Fans. So seeing as ’tis the season for all things that are chocolaty and minty, sweet and candy-coated, Chocolate Peppermint Cream Pie is definitely in order because it’s all of those things, plus a little velvety smooth for good measure.
And you know what? Although mint + chocolate is usually not my jam, I love this pie! The Chocolate Peppermint pie filling is rich, creamy, and chocolaty enough to stand on it’s own. The lightly sweetened whipped cream is flavored with a just a touch of vanilla, but the crushed candy canes sprinkled over top infuse just enough peppermint flavor to compliment the chocolate without dominating the whole affair. In fact, it’s so refreshing that I fully embrace this chocolate peppermint union.
Try it! You’ll see!
Chocolate peppermint cream pie is sure to bring a little extra joy to your taste buds this holiday season.