Introduction: How to Make (EASY) Decadent Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding
I came across this recipe on Pinterest the other day and decided I just had to try it.
With Valentines Day less than a month away, I now have this bad boy in my arsenal and it will be new my go to for chocolate desserts. It is JUST so dang easy!
I was a little nervous because I've never ever worked with Chia Seeds before. But now I am going to be hunting down a lot more recipes because this is BY far the easiest recipe I have ever used.
I literally measured everything out, whisked it together, and then popped in the fridge over night! I could totally see a husband or a boyfriend making this for their girlfriend/wife, because honestly what woman doesn't LOVE chocolate!
You will need:
1 1/2 cups Almond Milk
1/3 cup Chia Seeds
3 tablespoons Coco Powder (the original recipe called for more, but this was all I had left and I feel like it was chocolate-y enough)
Honey to taste (You can also use maple syrup or agave nectar)
(Optional Whipping Cream)
**Note - I would say that this recipe would be suitable for two people**
Let's get started!
Step 1: Measure and Whisk
Measure out in a medium bowl or Tupperware container
1 1/2 cups Almond Milk
1/3 cups Chia Seeds
3 Tablespoons Coco Powder
Whisk, and keep whisking...
At this point it was chocolate-y enough for me but still a little bitter so I added a squirt of honey. Everyones taste buds are different but I would recommend adding a little bit at a time!
Step 2: Cover and Refridgerate
Cover your chocolate-y goodness and let rest in the fridge overnight (or at least 5 hours)
When you open the container it should have a pudding like consistency!
**Note if the Chia Seed texture weirds you out you could blend the mixture until it smooth and creamy, but personally I liked the texture!**
Step 3: Make the "Parfait"
Parfait in French actually means a frozen dessert made from a base of sugar syrup, egg, and cream but in my world it means to layer in a glass with berries or fruit and make look pretty!
So rinse and chop your strawberries (you could use any other fruit that you think pairs well with chocolate!) Layering the strawberries first.
Then scoop a dollop or two of the pudding.
Another layer of berries. (A layer of whipping cream at this point is optional)
Then maybe another dollop or two of the pudding!
Garnish with a whole berry, chopped berries, or whipping cream.
If I was making this for a party I would totally garnish with edible gold leaf (Found here)
Step 4: Enjoy!
The image above is of my decadent goodness sitting on my windowsill in Germany as it snows outside! (What a great Saturday Treat!)
Needless to say I ate it in about 5 minutes, and I can't wait to make this dessert again!
Once you have the right ratio of Chia Seeds to Almond Milk you could really have fun exploring the different possibilities of flavors. I think I am going to try a "Apple Pie" rendition using vanilla, chopped apples and cinnamon! Yum!
Xo! Mama Mere Bear