No-Bake Chocolate Kahlua Pie Recipe

Because you don't always want to bake in the summer. Yvonne Ruperti

Notes: I used Nabisco Famous Wafers for the wafers. If you'd like to measure by crumbs, I used about 8 ounces for the crust and about 3 ounces for the pie. For the coffee liquor, I used Kahlua. Chilling mixing bowl with beater will make it whip faster. Use a hot wet knife to slice the pie.

Recipe Facts

Active: 45 mins
Total: 3 hrs 45 mins
Serves: 12 servings

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  • 44 chocolate wafers, divided, finely ground (see note)
  • 8 tablespoons (4 ounces) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
  • Pinch salt
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon powdered gelatin
  • 7 tablespoons coffee liquor (such as Kahlua), divided
  • 3 1/3 cups heavy cream, chilled, divided


  1. Pulse 36 wafer cookies in food processor until finely ground. Place crumbs in large bowl and stir in melted butter, 1 teaspoon sugar, and 2 teaspoons water until thoroughly moistened. Firmly press into the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Pulse remaining 8 cookies until finely ground and set aside.

  2. Place chocolate in large heatproof bowl and melt over a pan of barely simmering water, stirring, until smooth. Remove from heat.

  3. Add 1 tablespoon water to small microwave safe bowl and sprinkle gelatin over the top. Let sit 5 minutes to soften. Heat in microwave on high power until just melted, 10 to 20 seconds.

  4. Whisk 6 tablespoons coffee liquor into melted chocolate. Whisk in melted gelatin.

  5. Whip 2 1/3 cups cream with 1 tablespoon sugar to medium peaks. Fold cream into chocolate in 3 batches, until just combined. Gently fold in reserved chocolate wafer crumbs. Pour into pie shell and chill until set, about 3 hours.

  6. Whip remaining cup cream with remaining 2 teaspoons sugar to soft peak. Fold in remaining tablespoon coffee liquor. Serve on the side.

Special equipment

9-inch pie plate, food processor, mixer, microwave

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