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Vegan Chocolate Chia Pudding

Go on and treat yourself to this decadent chocolate chia pudding - Paleo, gluten free, dairy free, vegan
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 35 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 310kcal
Author Charla


  • 2 tablespoon of cacao powder
  • ½ cup of chia seeds
  • 2-4 tablespoon of coconut nectar or other GI sweetener, maple syrup
  • 1 ½ cup coconut milk or other plant based milk 300ml
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract or powder/pod

For the topping

  • 2- 3 cans of full fat coconut milk chilled or partially frozen(400ml x 2 or 3)
  • 1-2 tablespoon of coconut sugar


  • In a medium sized bowl pour in the cacao powder, plant based milk, chia seeds, sweetener and vanilla
  • Briskly whisk the mixture in the bowl for about a minute and it should begin to swell.
  • Cover over the bowl and leave in the refrigerator to set and expand to its full capacity over a course of 20-30 minutes.
  • After the given time transfer the pudding into small bowls, ramekins or glasses.
  • To make the topping open a can of coconut milk and proceed to insert a spoon by ⅓ of the can. Carefully scoop of the coconut solids into a bowl, being careful not to lower the spoon into the liquid underneath.
  • Discard or save the liquid to add to a smoothie.
  • Add the coconut sugar to the solids and whisk (either using electric or by hand) until smooth and fluffy.
  • Scoop the whipped cream onto the chocolate chia seed pudding, ready to serve


  • This recipe serves roughly two people if served in a small bowl. You can stretch the recipe if using very small wine glasses or ramekins if hosting a dinner or party for up to 4 people.
  • Feel free to use almond milk or another fatty plant based milk.
  • Use canned full fat coconut milk with no additives or extras to create the topping.
  • Don't forget to let the chia pudding chill and expand in the refrigerator.
  • Make the coconut cream topping as you are waiting for the chia pudding to thicken up - save times!!
  • Boost up the protein content by adding protein powder or peanut butter, cashew butter etc...
  • To make the recipe keto friendly use stevia, yacon syrup or erythritol.
  • Once the pudding is ready serve or alternatively refrigerate and consume within 3 days.


Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 68g | Saturated Fat: 55g | Sodium: 48mg | Potassium: 583mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 199mg | Iron: 11mg