Frozen Chocolate Pie

Ingredients: – 1 9-inch prepared chocolate cookie pie crust – 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chip – 1/4 cup unsalted butter

– 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – 1 cup heavy cream, whipped – Chocolate shavings or cocoa powder for garnish (optional)

Instructions: 1. Prepare the Crust:If you're not using a pre-made chocolate cookie pie crust, you can make one by crushing chocolate cookies and mixing them with melted butter. Press the mixture into a pie dish and chill it in the refrigerator while you prepare the filling.

Melt the Chocolate: – In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips and butter together in short intervals, stirring in between until smooth. Alternatively, you can melt them over a double boiler.

Mix the Filling: – In a large mixing bowl, combine the melted chocolate mixture with the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.

Fold in the Whipped Cream: – Gently fold the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture until no streaks remain. Be careful not to deflate the whipped cream too much; you want the filling to remain light and airy.

Fill the Crust: – Pour the chocolate filling into the prepared pie crust, spreading it out evenly with a spatula.

Freeze: – Place the pie in the freezer and let it freeze for at least 4-6 hours, or until it is firm.

Serve: – Before serving, you can garnish the pie with chocolate shavings or a dusting of cocoa powder for an extra chocolatey touch.

Enjoy: – Slice the frozen chocolate pie and serve it cold. It's a perfect dessert for chocolate lovers, especially on a hot day!