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A spoon with chocolate chia seed pudding scooped and put on a board to show the texture of the pudding

Instant Chia Chocolate Pudding

When you’re craving a chocolate dessert, turn to this healthy and nourishing instant chia chocolate pudding recipe. It’s rich, satisfying and takes 2 minutes to make. No chilling or waiting for the pudding to firm up, no need for sugar and absolutely no excuse to miss this recipe! 

Course Breakfast, brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Chia pudding, Chia Pudding Recipe, Chia Seed Pudding
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 119 kcal
Author Mahy


  • 6 dates large Mejdool - pitted
  • 1 cup milk cold (soy or almond or any type of milk works, fat free, low fat or full fat)
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder or 4 tablespoons (Dutch process unsweetened cocoa powder is best)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds


  1. In a high-speed blender, place all ingredients and blend on high speed until the pudding is smooth and perfectly thickened. Serve with nuts or raspberries or chocolate shavings!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  • If you want that extra bite or crunch from the chia seeds, you’ll need to make your pudding in a glass jar or any sealable container and manually shake the mixture every 10 minutes for about an hour while chilling the chia chocolate pudding in between.
  • Use any nut milk you like - cashew milk makes or an extra low-cal chocolate chia pudding, while coconut milk makes it extra creamy.
  • Use high-quality unsweetened cocoa powder for this recipe. Feel free to add a pinch of salt and some cayenne pepper to further intensify the chocolate flavor!
  • You need a high speed quality blender for this recipe!
  • Store the chocolate pudding in the fridge for up to 3 days for optimal taste.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Chia Chocolate Pudding
Amount Per Serving (1 glass)
Calories 119 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 28mg1%
Potassium 224mg6%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Calcium 133mg13%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.