This chocolate pudding is made with chia seeds to thicken it and is flavored with raw cacao powder, which is high in antioxidants, and unsweetened chocolate, which has no sugar or dairy. These are combined with a plant based milk, and you can use any type that you prefer. (Just remember to always read those labels on the plant based milk, though) Or try out my homemade coconut milk – you can make it cheap and quickly at home!
The magic of this recipe happens when you throw everything into the blender! It will blend into a pudding like consistency and will be ready in just a few minutes, no cooking required. If you’re impatient, you can eat it right away. But I like it best when chilled it in the fridge for a few hours. It will also thicken more that way. Unlike traditional pudding which needs time to set up, this chia pudding thickens almost instantly from the chia seeds!
I would also like to mention that I’ve made this in a basic blender and also in a Vitamix. The texture is significantly smoother in the Vitamix, as the chia seeds are more finely pulverized. To serve, try whipping up a batch of coconut whipped cream and place a dollop on top of your pudding. Then top with some berries, chocolate chips, or coconut flakes and enjoy!
This creamy chocolate chia pudding would also be perfect to pack in kids’ lunches for the occasional special treat. I’m also wondering if this would be good frozen as a fudgsicle? If you try that, let me know how that turns out!
I hope you enjoy this recipe and if you do, let me know in the comments below or tag me on Instagram @drleahromay!