Oilfield Cafe: Lazy Woman’s Chocolate Icebox Pie


At 38 ½ weeks pregnant I’m feeling nothing if not lazy. Well, maybe not lazy so much as exhausted. Will and I have been wrapping up his homeschool lessons for the year and I’ve been struggling to keep the house clean for the new baby’s arrival and make it to my appointments with my midwife. Those few tasks are pretty much the limit of my capability these days. However, I have been craving chocolate icebox pie, but the thought of doing the work to bake a pie seemed a bit much. So, in order to keep it as simple as possible and still satisfy my craving I’ve cobbled together a short cut recipe for this southern summer favorite. No making your own crust, no whipping your own cream, no need to be pretty. Just a tasty and easy-to-throw-together chocolate dessert. 

Lazy Woman’s Chocolate Icebox Pie

1 pre-made graham cracker crust
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 Tbsp flour
2 eggs
1 12 oz can evaporated milk
2 tsp butter
2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
1 can whipped cream
1 bar milk chocolate

Whisk together sugar, cocoa powder, flour, eggs, evaporated milk, butter, vanilla and salt in a sauce pan. Gently heat the mixture to boiling, stirring frequently to ensure that you do not scald the mixture. Allow mixture to boil for 1 minute until it is thick and smooth. Pour mixture into the pie crust and allow to cool for at least 30 minutes and then place the pie in the refrigerator. Once pie is cool add whipped cream to the top. You can get creative with this or you simply spray it on the pie and spread it around. Sprinkle crushed chocolate bar on top of whipped cream and serve!


About chelsea

Chelsea is mama to 4 year old Will and partner to her oilfield man and best friend of 16 years, Jacob. She splits her time between the family’s camper in the North Dakota Oil Patch and a small urban homestead in Kentucky. Chelsea writes about the family’s camper adventures at www.talesofanoilfieldgypsy.blogspot.com. She is a batik artist and loves teaching others about the art of batik at www.beautyofbatik.com. She can also be found working on her other sites www.chelseaniehaus.com and www.urbanagricultureinfo.com. In her moments of spare time she enjoys knitting, sewing and gardening.

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