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The Best Chocolate Chia Pudding with Coconut Milk

Chocolate Chia Pudding with Coconut Milk is creamy and chocolaty, layered with coconut whipped cream and simple homemade cherry compote. This black forest chia dessert recipe is a healthy dessert your guests will love!

Cheery Chocolate Chia Parfaits

This chocolate cherry chia pudding recipe tastes as wonderful as it looks. The taste reminds me of black forest cake. It’s easy and uses simple ingredients; your guests will love it! If you are unfamiliar with chia pudding, it tastes similar to tapioca pudding. You can also blend it so it is as smooth as silk. If you like Chia Pudding, you will also love our The Best Creamy Chocolate Blended Chia Pudding

Besides making delicious pudding chia seeds are a functional food that can help maintain a healthy digestive system. According to Harvard Health, Chia Seeds are the richest plant-based source of omega-3 fat!

This recipe also has 7 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein per serving.

What you’ll love about this recipe:


  • CHIA PUDDING IS PACKED WITH FIBER AND HEALTHY FATTY ACIDS
  • TASTES LIKE CHOCOLATE PUDDING
  • USE FRESH OR FROZEN CHERRIES
  • DESSERT OR HEALTHY BREAKFAST
  • DAIRY AND GLUTEN-FREE

Recipe Ingredients

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this amazing chia seed pudding recipe

Ingredients for Chocolate Chia Parfaits
  • 3 cups de-seeded fresh cherries or frozen cherries
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 2 cups coconut milk or milk of choice
  • 1 cup whipped coconut cream or your favorite whipped cream
  • 3 tbsp honey or agave syrup
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 and ½ tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Chocolate for sprinkling
  • Grated hazelnuts for sprinkling

Ingredient Notes

  • You can de-seed fresh cherries or use frozen cherries for the cherry layer.
  • You can use honey, agave nectar or maple syrup.

How To Make Cherry Chocolate Chia Pudding- Step by Step

  1. Add coconut milk, chia seeds, honey, and cocoa powder to a medium-sized bowl or high-speed blender if you prefer blended chia. Mix well until the ingredients are combined and the cocoa powder is lump-free. Place bowl in refrigerator while you make the cherry layer and the chia pudding thickens.
  2. Put the cherries with the sugar and vanilla in a small, deep saucepan. Turn the heat to a low simmer and let the cherries soften and the sugar melt for about 8 minutes, stirring often. Note: Do not overcook the cherries.
  3. Allow to cool completely before assembling the dessert.
  4. Using your favorite glasses or jars, place a layer of the chocolate chia pudding on the bottom, followed by a layer of cherry compote. Top with whipped coconut cream or your favorite whipped cream. You could also top it with yogurt.
  5. Sprinkle chopped chocolate and chopped hazelnuts on top!


Tips

  • Cook cherries on low heat until the sugar is melted and the cherries soften
  • If you like blended chia pudding, use a high-speed blender for the chocolate layer
  • Serve in your favorite glasses or glass jars!

Storage for Chia Pudding

Store covered in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.

Additions and Substitutions

  • Top with whipped cream or your favorite yogurt.
  • You can also make this recipe with blueberries.
  • You could also drizzle dark chocolate syrup on top.

I hope you enjoyed this Chocolate Chia Pudding with Coconut Milk. If you make it, leave a rating so I know you liked it!

Chocolate Cherry Chia Pudding Parfaits with fresh cherries
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Chocolate Cherry Chia Pudding with Coconut Milk Parfaits are creamy and chocolaty, layered with coconut whipped cream and simple homemade cherry compote. This lovely chia recipe is special enough to serve guests or as a delicious breakfast.

  • Author: Sherie Friedlander
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 Minutes
  • Total Time: 18 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Anti-inflammatory Diet
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

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  • 3 cups de-seeded fresh cherries or frozen cherries
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 2 cups coconut milk or milk of choice
  • 1 cup coconut cream whipped
  • 3 tbsp honey or agave syrup
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Chocolate for sprinkling
  • Grated hazelnuts for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Add coconut milk, chia seeds, honey, and cocoa powder to a medium-sized bowl or high-speed blender if you prefer blended chia. Mix well until the ingredients are combined and the cocoa powder is lump-free. Place bowl in refrigerator while you make the cherry layer and the chia pudding thickens.
  2. Put the cherries with the sugar and vanilla in a small, deep saucepan. Turn the heat to a low simmer and let the cherries soften and the sugar melt for about 8 minutes, stirring often. Note: Do not overcook the cherries.
  3. Allow to cool completely before assembling the dessert.
  4. Using your favorite glasses or jars, place a layer of the chocolate chia pudding on the bottom, followed by a layer of cherries. Top with whipped coconut cream or your favorite whipped cream.
  5. Sprinkle chopped chocolate and chopped hazelnuts on top!

Notes


Tips

  • Cook cherries on low heat until the sugar is melted and the cherries soften
  • If you like blended chia pudding, use a high-speed blender for the chocolate layer
  • Serve in your favorite glasses or glass jars!

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