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Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

This chocolate chia seed pudding is simple to blend together and makes a great snack or dessert. It's low in sugar, gluten-free, dairy-free, and gets a nutritional boost from the chia and cocoa or cacao. It makes 4 largish servings or 8 mini servings.
Prep Time 10 mins
Chilling time 2 hrs
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • 3/4 cup canned full-fat coconut milk (use the rest in a smoothie or freeze)
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or other milk)
  • 4-6 pitted Medjool dates (or 2 tablespoons maple syrup)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened real cocoa or cacao
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds


  • Combine coconut milk through salt in a blender until dates are completely blended. (If using maple syrup you can just whisk by hand).
  • Mix in the chia seeds, blending until just combined. (Unless you want more of a smooth chia seed pudding, then blend until chia seeds are broken down).
  • Divide into 4 glasses or bowls. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 2 days.


Topping ideas:
  • Fresh berries
  • Freeze-dried raspberries or strawberries
  • Coconut whipped cream
  • Vanilla cashew cream
  • Unsweetened coconut flakes
  • Cocoa nibs
Keyword chia pudding, chocolate, cocoa, vegan