Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding

Get ready for a taste sensation with my Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding recipe! Crafted with simplicity and health in mind, this delightful dessert combines chia seeds and coconut milk, resulting in a gel-like pudding that’s both nutritious and delicious! It’s an easy, super-healthy option for dessert or snack time, packed with omega-3 and fiber. Trust me, you’ll want to dive right in after seeing how easy it is to make!

Chocolate chia seed pudding topped with fresh strawberries and shredded coconuts served in a glass cup with a wooden spoon, side view.

Why I Love This Recipe

What I love about my Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding recipe is how effortlessly it comes together, creating a hassle-free and fail-proof treat that’s healthy for you – and who doesn’t want that! Crafted with natural ingredients readily available at your local grocery store, my take on this chia seed pudding uses my proven chia seed base from my Coconut Chia Pudding and Coffee Chia Seed Pudding, combining it with my handcrafted milk chocolate base using real cocoa powder, allowing you to control the level of chocolatey goodness you want your pudding!

It’s a healthy dessert, snack, or grab-and-go breakfast option, perfect for anyone seeking a nutritious and convenient way to start their day. Picture this—popping chia seeds suspended in a luscious pudding-like consistency, infused with the sweet embrace of chocolate! If you’re looking for an easy, fuss-free way to enjoy the benefits of chia seeds, this recipe is calling your name! So why wait? Let’s whip up a batch now and indulge guilt-free!

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Chia Seeds – fresh Chia Seeds of choice, older chia seeds will not create the correct texture.
  • Sweetener – use your preferred sweetener.
  • Cocoa Powder – unsweetened Cocoa Powder.
  • Coconut Milk – pure Coconut Milk unsweetened with no added flavor. Can substitute with other milk of choice such as almond milk, soy milk, oat milk, or dairy milk but will alter flavor.

Additional Add In

For an additional flavor boost, consider adding a couple of drops of Vanilla Extract to your chia pudding base. This simple addition can infuse a delightful hint of vanilla into your pudding.

Additional Toppings

Enhance the presentation and flavor of your chia pudding by incorporating a variety of garnishes. Fresh Fruits such as Berries or sliced Bananas add a refreshing contrast to the creamy texture of the pudding, while Chocolate Chips provide bursts of rich indulgence. Shredded Coconut and Cacao Nibs offer a satisfying crunch, while Nuts like Cashews or Macadamias contribute a nutty aroma and additional texture. For a touch of sweetness, drizzle Maple Syrup or Honey over the top.

🌱 Chia Seed Note

To ensure your pudding achieves the desired consistency, use Fresh Chia Seeds. Fresh chia seeds ensure optimal absorption and help maintain the desired texture of your pudding.

Chocolate chia seed pudding topped with fresh strawberries and shredded coconuts served in a glass cup with a wooden spoon, side view.

Directions

Step 1 Begin by combining chia seeds, your preferred sweetener, cocoa powder, and your choice of milk in a container. Whisk these ingredients together until they are thoroughly blended. If you prefer a firmer pudding texture, simply reduce the amount of milk used.

Chocolate chia seed mix in a mixing bowl.

💡 Consistency Pro Tip

For a Firmer Chia Seed Pudding, Add More Chia Seeds, for a Runnier Consistency, Increase Tea. Adjusting these proportions allows you to tailor the pudding’s texture to your liking without compromising its flavor.

Step 2 Once everything is well combined, place the mixture in the refrigerator for approximately 3-4 hours to allow it to set.

Chocolate chia seed pudding severed in a glass cup.

💡 Setting Pro Tip

For optimal results, I recommend Stirring Occasionally while it sets to prevent clumping. This ensures a smooth and consistent texture throughout the pudding.

Recipe Variations

Elevate your chia pudding with simple yet enticing variations! Add a sprinkle of cinnamon for a Churro Chia Seed Pudding, infuse the essence of fall with pumpkin spice for a Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding, or embrace Japanese flavors by substituting milk with matcha tea for a Matcha Chia Pudding.

Chocolate chia seed pudding topped with fresh strawberries and shredded coconuts served in a glass cup with a wooden spoon, top down shot.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use any type of milk for this recipe?

Yes, you can use any kind of milk preferred for this recipe. However, I crafted this recipe with coconut milk to impart flavors of coconut into the chia seed pudding. Feel free to experiment with different types of milk to suit your taste preferences or dietary needs.

How long does it take for the chia pudding to set?

It takes around 3-4 hours in the fridge for the chia pudding to develop the correct consistency. During this time, the chia seeds absorb the liquid and create a gel-like texture.

How many servings does this recipe yield?

This recipe is written to yield 1 serving.

Can I add protein powder to boost the protein content?

Absolutely! Adding protein powder to this recipe is a great way to boost its protein content without affecting the setting of the chia seed pudding. Feel free to incorporate your favorite protein powder to customize the recipe to fit your needs.

Storage Tips

To store any leftovers, simply place them in the refrigerator. They will remain fresh and flavorful for up to 5-7 days.

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Chocolate chia seed pudding topped with fresh strawberries and shredded coconuts served in a glass cup with a wooden spoon, side view.

Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding

Welcome to my delightful Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding recipe! Indulge in this creamy treat packed with the goodness of chia seeds, real cocoa powder, and coconut flavor. A perfect blend of healthy and delicious, it's a must-try for any chocoholic looking for a guilt-free dessert or breakfast option.
4.20 from 15 votes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate coconut chia pudding
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooling Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Print Recipe
Calories: 156kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients to make chocolate chia seed pudding on the countertop.
  • In a small cup or bowl, add chia seeds, sweetener, cocoa powder, coconut milk and mix well with a whisk. Note - For more firmer pudding, use less coconut milk.
    Chocolate chia seed mix in a mixing bowl.
  • Refrigerate for 3-4 hours or more depending on preference.
    Chocolate chia seed pudding severed in a glass cup.

Nutrition

Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 139mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 151mg | Iron: 2mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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