Chocolate Cherry Chia Pudding – easy raw dessert, ideal for Valentine’s Day or any other occasion.
If you follow my blog, you probably know that I made several chia seed recipes. One of the most popular is Coconut Chia Seed Pudding. That is not surprising since chia seed puddings are not only healthy, but also very easy to make. You just combine all ingredients and let them soak for about an hour or longer, even overnight, and your dessert is ready.
This Chocolate Cherry Chia Pudding is meant to be a little fancier, but still equally simple. Chocolate chia pudding is poured into serving glasses, then cherry chia pudding is poured on top of it. It is garnished with whipped topping (or whipped cream) and shaved dark chocolate with a cherry on top. It can be vegan or not, depending on whether you’re using dairy or non-dairy milk.
I think this is an excellent fast, no-cook, no-bake, raw dessert ideal for Valentine’s Day as well as any other occasion, festive or everyday.
- 2 cups milk
- 6 1/2 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup cherries fresh or frozen; no need to thaw
- 5 Tbsp honey or rice malt syrup or agave syrup
- garnish : whipped topping shaved dark chocolate 2 cherries, optional, or whipped cream
In one bowl, blend 1 cup milk, 3 1/2 tablespoons chia seeds, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon cocoa powder and 2 tablespoon rice syrup.
In another bowl, blend 1 cup milk, 3 tablespoons chia seeds, 1/2 cup cherries and 3 tablespoon rice syrup.
Let both of your mixtures stand on your counter for about 1 hour (or over night in the fridge).
Take two serving glasses. Put half of chocolate pudding in each glass. Top with half of cherry pudding.
OPTIONAL: Garnish with some whipped topping (or whipped cream), shaved dark chocolate and a cherry on top.