In this healthy mocha chocolate ice cream pie recipe, crumbled chocolate cookies make an easy and tasty crust for the chocolate-coffee filling made with nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt topped with chocolate-covered espresso beans.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2014


Recipe Summary

5 hrs 40 mins

Nutrition Profile:



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Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare the crust: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch pie pan with cooking spray.

  • Process cookies in a food processor until finely ground. Add oil and process until well combined. Using your fingertips or the back of a spoon, press the crumb mixture into the bottom and up the sides of the prepared pan. Bake until just set, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

  • To make the filling: Whip cream in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until starting to thicken. Add sugar and continue whipping until stiff peaks form. Gently fold in yogurt.

  • Combine water, cocoa powder and espresso (or coffee) powder in a small bowl; stir until the powders are dissolved. Gently fold the cocoa-espresso mixture into the yogurt-cream mixture.

  • Spread the flavored yogurt-cream mixture into the cooled crust. Top with chocolate-covered espresso beans. Freeze until very firm, at least 5 hours. To serve, let the pie stand at room temperature until softened slightly, about 15 minutes, before slicing.


Make Ahead Tip: Once frozen, wrap airtight and freeze for up to 1 week. Let stand at room temperature for about 15 minutes before serving.

Equipment: 9-inch pie pan (not deep dish)

For a healthier cookie crust, choose cookie brands without any partially hydrogenated oils (trans fats). We like Mi-Del ginger and chocolate snaps. Look for them in the natural-foods section of well-stocked supermarkets and at natural-foods stores.

Storage smarts: For long-term freezer storage, wrap your food in a layer of plastic wrap followed by a layer of foil. The plastic will help prevent freezer burn while the foil will help keep off-odors from seeping into the food.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice
289 calories; protein 5g; carbohydrates 28.7g; dietary fiber 1.2g; sugars 20.2g; fat 17.7g; saturated fat 6.3g; cholesterol 30.8mg; vitamin a iu 330.8IU; vitamin c 0.1mg; folate 1.1mcg; calcium 68mg; iron 0.8mg; magnesium 5.8mg; potassium 77.9mg; sodium 124.6mg; added sugar 18g.

1 1/2 other carbohydrate, 3 fat