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Chocolate Buttermilk Icebox Pie

This recipe is too easy and too decadent to pass up! Seven ingredients are all you need to take your post-dinner treat or mid-afternoon tea to the next level. The best part is you’ll be able to beat the heat as this is a chilly dessert pie, keeping well in the fridge. Ms. Mary over at T&R Dairy carries buttermilk, making this recipe an easy addition to your week’s groceries.




  • 2 cups crushed chocolate sandwich cookies, such as Oreos
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


  • 1⁄4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1⁄2 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 (3.9-ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 1⁄3 cups whole buttermilk


  • whipped topping
  • cocoa powder


Preheat oven to 350°.

For crust: In a medium bowl, stir together crushed cookies and melted butter. Using the bottom of a measuring cup, press mixture into bottom and up sides of a 9-inch pie plate.

Bake until set, approximately 4 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack, and let cool.

For filling: In a small bowl, microwave cream until very hot, approximately 1 minute. Add chocolate morsels, stirring until smooth. Pour the chocolate mixture into the bottom of the prepared crust. Refrigerate until firm, approximately 15 minutes.

In a large bowl, whisk together pudding mix and buttermilk until smooth. Spoon pudding into crust, smoothing top with an offset spatula. Place a piece of plastic wrap directly on surface of the filling. Refrigerate until firm, approximately 3 hours.

Spread with whipped topping; garnish with cocoa, if desired.


Crescent Fund: Hurricane Ida Relief Fund

When tragedy strikes Crescent City Farmers Market vendors and disrupts our local food system, Market Umbrella's Crescent Fund has historically operated to collect donations from market friends and supporters to provide immediate, direct relief to our vendors.

In light of the extensive damage sustained by local farms, fishing boats, and other infrastructure needed to operate these small, local food producing businesses due to Hurricane Ida, Market Umbrella has reignited the Crescent Fund. All donations made to this fund will go directly to the farmers, fishers, ranchers, and food producers of the Crescent City Farmers Market community so that they can return to market with your favorite products as soon as possible. Please, donate today!

Your gift would be an investment in the future of New Orleans local food system, getting vendors back to market so that we can continue facilitating access to fresh, nutritious food for the New Orleans community, including low-income shoppers who depend on our programs like Market Match and Market Mommas Club.

Market Match Limit Lifted!

Market MatchUnlimited Market Match, Market Umbrella's SNAP incentive program, extended through December 31, 2021!

About Us

Market UmbrellaMarket Umbrella is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3), based in New Orleans, whose mission is to cultivate the field of public markets for public good. Market Umbrella has operated the Crescent City Farmers Markets (CCFM) since 1995.

Crescent City Farmers MarketThe Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round throughout New Orleans. The CCFM hosts nearly 60 local small farmers, fishers, and food producers, and more than 150,000 shoppers annually.