Chocolate Chia Pudding Recipe From Scratch

This chocolate chia pudding recipe is the best way to satisfy those sweet tooth cravings. It’s a healthy dessert perfect for holidays and late-night cravings. The chia seed base adds fiber and omega-3 fatty acids that can improve heart health, benefit digestive health, and even reduce cholesterol levels. Each bite is full of chocolatey goodness and sweetened with honey. It’s really that divine!

2 bowls of chia pudding topped with coconut whipped cream and strawberries
Source: Plum Branch Home

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My husband and I love this pudding with a dollop of homemade coconut whipped cream on top. It’s the perfect date night treat, movie night snack, or holiday dessert. It’s so easy to make and tastes amazing!

If you’re looking for a unique dish to serve at Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, or even the Fourth of July, this pudding will be perfect! P.S. It’s the best make ahead recipe for gatherings.

One thing to know about chia seed pudding is it doesn’t have a smooth texture like regular pudding. The chia seeds become soft but still have a slight texture. That’s what makes this pudding so unique.

Chocolate Chia Pudding Recipe Inspiration

The chocolate chia seed pudding recipes I’ve tried in the past were either too thick, not sweet, or had very little chocolate taste. My goal when developing this recipe was to solve all of those problems. By adding more milk, raw honey, and chocolate I was able to create the perfect balance.

bowl of chia pudding topped with coconut whipped cream and strawberry slices
Source: Plum Branch Home

Why We Love This Recipe

  • Super simple to make
  • Healthy dessert recipe
  • Looks beautiful when topped with coconut whipped cream and berries
  • The chocolate flavor is much stronger than most chia pudding recipes online
  • Easy to make ahead and store in the fridge for a quick treat or snack

Tips to Make the Best Chia Pudding

When making chia pudding allow it to set up in the fridge for a minimum of 3 hours. Also, be sure to stir the pudding before serving to ensure a consistent texture.

Chocolate Chia Pudding Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • 1 1/3 cup oat milk (or any milk you prefer)

How to Make Chocolate Chia Pudding

  1. Whisk together all ingredients in a large bowl until everything is combined completely.
  2. Cover bowl with a lid or wrap and refrigerate for 3 hours minimum (up to 24 hours).
  3. After refrigeration, remove the lid and stir together.
  4. Serve in a bowl topped with coconut whipped cream, berries, or plain as is!

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Storing Leftovers

Store leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. This is the perfect meal planning recipe to make ahead so you have a healthy treat or snack ready.

2 bowls of chia pudding being topped with coconut whip cream
Source: Plum Branch Home

How to Serve

Serve chocolate chia pudding in a bowl topped with homemade coconut whipped cream and berries for a complete treat. You can also serve it as is or divide it into mini pudding cups for a party.

Chocolate Chia Pudding Recipe FAQ

  • How long will this pudding last? This pudding will last about 5 days in the fridge, just stir before eating.
  • Can I use almond milk or cow’s milk? Yes you can! Substitute any milk you prefer.
  • Is it okay to use pure maple syrup instead of honey? Yes, any liquid sweetener will work make sure it’s pure or raw.
  • Mine came out lumpy, why isn’t this a smooth pudding? Because of its nature, chia seed pudding is meant to have a texture.

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chocolate chia pudding recipe

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Molly LaFontaine
This chocolate chia pudding recipe is the best way to satisfy those sweet tooth cravings. It's a healthy dessert perfect for holidays and late-night cravings.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Refrigeration 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • 1 1/3 cup oat milk (or any milk you prefer)

Instructions
 

  • Whisk together all ingredients in a large bowl until everything is combined completely.
  • Cover bowl with a lid or wrap and refrigerate for 3 hours minimum (up to 24 hours).
  • After refrigeration, remove the lid and stir together
  • Serve in a bowl topped with coconut whipped cream, berries, or plain as is!
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