Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding - An easy no-cook vegan recipe for rich, creamy and delicious chocolate pudding with chia seeds. This healthy plant-based treat is dairy-free, gluten-free, and perfect to customize to your tastes!
Set out a medium sized mixing bowl. Add the cocoa powder and chia seeds. Whisk well to break up all the cocoa powder clumps.
In a separate measuring pitcher, mix the cashew milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Add in a pinch of salt if you like. Whisk well.
Pour the milk mixture into the cocoa mixture, whisking consistently, until the pudding is smooth. Allow the mixture to rest in the fridge for 15-20 minutes, to allow the chia seeds to release their thickening properties.
Then whisk well again. Either cover and chill in the mixing bowl, or pour the pudding into small servings cups and chill. Refrigerate for 4-6 hours to fully thicken.
Want a smoother chocolate pudding WITHOUT the texture of tapioca pudding? You can place the chia seeds in a coffee grinder and grind them until smooth before adding to the cocoa powder.Stored in airtight containers in the fridge the pudding will stay good for up to 5 days.