Chef John's Chia Chocolate Pudding

Chef John's Chia Chocolate Pudding

Chef John 22706

"If you're looking for a rich and decadent chocolate pudding then keep moving. As nutritious as this 'superfood' is supposed to be, you can't expect the same results substituting birdseed for eggs, butter, and cream. That said, if you're craving something sweet, relatively chocolaty, and comparatively healthful, then chia seeds may be a good option."
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8 h 30 m servings 239 cals
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Original recipe yields 2 servings



  • Calories:
  • 239 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 10 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 32.6g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 8.1 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 153 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Whisk milk, chia seeds, cocoa powder, brown sugar, white sugar, coffee granules, vanilla extract, and salt together in a bowl until pudding is smooth. Let sit for 5 minutes; stir. Repeat sitting and stirring process at least 2 times.
  2. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate, 8 hours to overnight. Spoon into bowls and top with chocolate hemp seeds.



Perfect!! I like to use 1/2 c. dairy and 1/2 c. coconut milk from the can and find the ratio of milk to chia seed to cocoa is dead-on perfect. I use only 1 Tablespoon of brown sugar and find for...

I loved it! I replaced regular milk with vanilla almond milk and excluded the chocolate covered hemp seeds because I did not have them. It was delicious without being overly sweet.

I adore this recipe! So easy and so good!