Mocha Java Pie with Kahlua Cream Recipe
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Mocha Java Pie with Kahlua Cream Recipe

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I'm a big coffee drinker and love the iced and frozen versions, too. This pie was my way of incorporating those flavors into a dessert. —Becky McClaflin, Blanchard, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min.+ chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min.+ chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whipped topping
  • 1 chocolate graham cracker crust (9 inches)
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1-1/2 cups whipped topping
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Kahlua (coffee liqueur)
  • Chocolate curls, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 piece (calculated without chocolate curls): 507 calories, 32g fat (20g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 436mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. Dissolve coffee granules in hot water. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until fluffy. Add vanilla and coffee mixture. Fold in whipped topping. Spoon into crust.
  2. In a small bowl, dissolve coffee granules in milk. In a large bowl, combine milk mixture and pudding mix. Beat on high speed until pudding is thick. Fold in whipped topping. Spread carefully over cream cheese layer.
  3. In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar and Kahlua; beat until soft peaks form. Spread over pudding layer. Top with chocolate curls if desired. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until set. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Mocha Java Pie with Kahlua Cream in Taste of Home’s Ultimate Potluck Recipe Contest 2012

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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chocolateformyfour User ID: 7643589 244599
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2016

"Amazing!!! My husband and co-workers went on and on about it. I did make my own whipped cream as we prefer it over cool whip. I also made from scratch chocolate pudding. We like a stronger chocolate flavor so I used extra instant coffee in the cream cheese mixture and then needed more sugar as well. I had no Kahlua so just used vanilla. I will be making several for a church event next week and will use the cool whip and boxed pudding to save time. It will still be fabulous."

Cklee1403 User ID: 7760621 224807
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2015

"I finally got around to making this . It is very tastey. The only thing I changed was I didn't use Kaluha it was too expensive for a one time use. I added a little Mocha flavoring to the whipping cream. It's a very light and not real sweet I will definitely make this again"

Taximommy58 User ID: 1605418 151996
Reviewed May. 29, 2014

"I never have instant coffee in the house. What kind of substitution could I make using regular ground coffee? Has anyone tried it? This recipe sounds SO delicious ~ I'm anxious to try it! (I didn't want to rate without making, but the site won't let me post this question without adding a rating ~ sorry!)"

busynursemom User ID: 6181751 197236
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2014

"Tasted good. easy and quick to prepare."

parksville User ID: 1598935 213124
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2013

"This pie was easy to make. We found it okay, but not outstanding."

BarbiVee User ID: 6261512 116003
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2012

"The first time I made this recipe, it was an instant hit. Even those who don't typically like the taste of coffee loved it. I have made it a couple of other times, and it's quickly devoured each time. This is a recipe I will make over and over again."

micheld User ID: 6669500 151995
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2012

"easy & delicious! Used 1/3 less fat cream cheese and it worked fine."

SandyKCole User ID: 6561957 194387
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2012

"I have made 2 of these pies. It is the BEST icebox pie I have ever tasted. The favors of each layer is a surprise to the taste buds. This pie is the WINNER in our home. I will be making another tonight. So easy to put together...20 minutes and in the icebox it goes for a couple of hours before serving."

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