Let’s be real.

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I’ve always been a pudding fan. I mean… always.

I mean… as in it is still a constant struggle every week when I’m in the grocery store because I want to throw a six-pack of pudding cups into my grocery cart. Every single week. And there is no passing them by because they are between the butter and the eggs, which are obvious staples in our life.

I want those pudding cups not only because they taste like a wonderful little plastic cup of nostalgia and seventh grade feelings, but because they make the most awesome snack or quickie dessert. And ummmm the chocolate and vanilla swirl versions? Cannot even.

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It’s similar to my old obsession with quaker instant oatmeal in the strawberries and cream flavor. It’s like… I KNOW I can make it at home, and maybe make it without all the garbage chemicals and maybe even make it taste better, but it’s still just not the same. At all.

Whomp whomp.

So most of the time, I do things like this instead.

The other percentage is filled up by actually succumbing to the pudding cup.

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Ever since making chia pudding earlier this year (a plainer version and a coconut cream pie one!) my friend Ashley has been telling me how I need to BLEND it! I am not weird about the texture at all, in fact I kind of like it. But the thought of thick almost mousse-like chocolate pudding was in my mind.

And now I’m in love.

I definitely consider this more of a snack or dessert (kinda like my favorite avocado pudding) because I enjoy some texture at my breakfast. But if you are a chocolate fanatic then this totally works first thing in the morning too.

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What takes it over the top for me is using some sweet ground cocoa (I can find this ghirardelli one in my grocery store) in addition to unsweetened cocoa powder AND then stirring in some crushed chocolate. Total chocolate overload but in the best way possible. I guess it’s a little healthy too if you want to really think about it, but I’m just a chia freak and like making this quick fridge version in the summer instead of standing and stirring at the stove for a bit. There’s nothing like some real chocolate pudding but this is getting the job done.

Plus then you just brag about all the nutrients in your pudding. And antioxidants because CHOCOLATE.

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Whipped Double Chocolate Chip Chia Pudding

Yield: serves 2 to 4

Total Time: 8 hours


1/2 cup plain or vanilla greek yogurt
3/4 cup full-fat canned coconut milk
1/4 cup chia seeds
2 tablespoons ground sweet cocoa
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons honey
1 vanilla bean, beans scraped
1 pinch of salt
1/4 cup chocolate chips/chunks, chopped


In a large bowl, whisk together the yogurt, milk, chia seeds, both cocoas, honey, scraped vanilla beans and salt until combined. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place it in the fridge to chill and thicken, for about 4 hours or even overnight. I usually go back and stir the mixture a few times while it sits to stir out any lumps. You also might want to take a little taste to see if you'd like it to be sweeter.

After the time is up and the pudding is thickened, add it to a blender or food processor and blend until thick and pureed. Once it's smooth, I like to place it back in the fridge for an hour or so to be chilled. Top with (or stir in) chocolate chips before serving.

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it’s just SO FLUFFY.

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60 Responses to “Whipped Double Chocolate Chip Chia Pudding.”

  1. #
    Bri | Bites of Bri — July 25, 2014 @ 6:59 am

    I have been having a huge craving for pudding and I just bought that ghiradelli cocoa. Totally making this Saturday!


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    Tracy | PeanutButter and Onion — July 25, 2014 @ 7:07 am

    you inspired me earlier in the year to make chia pudding, its just so darn pretty. I haven’t make the chocolate version yet. it does look awesome.


  3. #
    Sues — July 25, 2014 @ 7:37 am

    BEST way to enjoy chia pudding. It’s pretty, too :)


  4. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — July 25, 2014 @ 7:48 am

    I love me some pudding too…and the chia seeds in this one just make it so much better!


  5. #
    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — July 25, 2014 @ 7:51 am

    We eat A LOT of those pudding cups…with no shame. Seriously, have you TRIED the new Birthday Cake flavour? Mind blown.
    But, this is mucho healthier so I am totally going to eat this version to balance out the cake pudding that I had for breakfast. Good idea. Pinned!


  6. #
    DessertForTwo — July 25, 2014 @ 8:10 am

    You almost have me convinced to try chia. I loathe texture, but I have a feeling I’ll like it. I’m scared! Chocolate helps :)



    • Ashley — July 25th, 2014 @ 8:32 am

      Blend it, blend it!! I promise it’s a completely different thing! :)


  7. #
    Ashley — July 25, 2014 @ 8:32 am



    • Ashley — July 25th, 2014 @ 8:33 am

      p.s. Butterscotch pudding ALL THE WAY.


  8. #
    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — July 25, 2014 @ 8:56 am

    Triple the chocolate = triple the love. And those pudding cups slay me every time (especially if I top them with cool whip. Please don’t tell.)


  9. #
    Alicia Greenrabbit — July 25, 2014 @ 9:11 am

    Tell me again ,why we’re eating Chia seeds?
    I keep on having nightmares about Chia Pets coming after me.


  10. #
    Erica @ The Crumby Cupcake — July 25, 2014 @ 9:15 am

    OMG chocolate pudding. And coconut milk and chia and vanilla bean. It’s like you’re in my brain, reading all my favorite things. This is definitely dessert tonight, I’m thinking with some sliced strawberries. <3 fab!


  11. #
    Christine @ Cooking with Cakes — July 25, 2014 @ 10:29 am

    girrrl I used to make chocolate pudding everytime I slept over my grandmas as a kid (and that was often!) so I TOTS get the pudding love!!! this recipe looks delish and I love the whipped factor – perfect for friday :)


  12. #
    Ashley — July 25, 2014 @ 10:44 am

    This is so happening. I’ve been making the coconut cream pie chia pudding (and eating with the amazing fresh fruit that’s been available this summer – pineapple, strawberry, cherry, blueberry, yum!) religiously. Like every week. I tried it with the Liberte coconut yogurt (seriously the best ever coconut). Just…uhhhhhh yes. Thank you for rocking my world with these chia puddings!


  13. #
    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — July 25, 2014 @ 10:58 am

    Ooooh! Definitely need to try blending the chia seeds–the regular texture doesn’t bother me that much, but its not my fave either :)

    (PS. I’m writing this comment on a plane! Wifi on a plane! My life is complete. )


  14. #
    Amanda @ .running with spoons. — July 25, 2014 @ 11:30 am

    So fluffy you could DIE? :D This looks delicious, lady! And now you’ve got me craving chocolate at 9:30 AM. Pinned!


  15. #
    Nicki — July 25, 2014 @ 11:56 am

    Umm…this looks incredible! Definitely making it for my not-yet-official-boyfriend as he is a pudding/chocolate fiend. Hopefully it makes him say, “You’re the best girlfriend ever!” :)


  16. #
    Hayley — July 25, 2014 @ 12:32 pm

    You are my favorite person on this planet. Yep. It’s official.


  17. #
    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat — July 25, 2014 @ 12:48 pm

    YES! Absolutely love chia pudding, and I’ve heard about the whole blending technique for it but to be honest, I kinda like the texture of the unblended kind! Having said that, I don’t think you’d have to twist my arm to eat this. ;)


  18. #
    Emily @ Life on Food — July 25, 2014 @ 12:54 pm

    I thought I was the only pudding fan. I want a spoon!


  19. #
    Angel Reyes — July 25, 2014 @ 1:29 pm

    You’ve got me at Greek Yogurt. I’m pinning this!


  20. #
    collette — July 25, 2014 @ 1:58 pm

    Breakfast?? Hmmm… I guess its not much different than the chocolate PB protein shake i make…. Throw in some protein powder… I just might!


  21. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — July 25, 2014 @ 2:14 pm

    I love chia seeds, chia pudding, coconut milk, and of course chocolate. This is PERFECT! It looks so decadent, too! pinned


  22. #
    Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog — July 25, 2014 @ 2:15 pm

    OMG Love love love! I juuuuust got on the whole chia seed bandwagon, and have been loving it! In fact, I have a recipe posting next week that is a Chia seed pudding recipe, and since I have all the ingredients in the house, definitely going to have to try this one out! YUM!


  23. #
    Melissa @ Treats With a Twist — July 25, 2014 @ 3:08 pm

    I love chia pudding so I never make it to the blending stage. And I’m in that “I should just grab the pudding cup” battle far too often too. The double chocolate swirl is my jam.
    Killin me here using the coconut milk! SO good!


  24. #
    Larry — July 25, 2014 @ 3:21 pm

    It’s so fluffly I’M GONNA DIEEEEEEEEEE!

    Can I go home now? so I can eat nachos and tacos and have pudding for dessert? (I’m kinda hungry, if you couldn’t tell)


  25. #
    Nicole — July 25, 2014 @ 5:24 pm

    I need this in my life…


  26. #
    Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence — July 25, 2014 @ 5:50 pm

    Nice!!! I make chia pudding all the time, but I have yet to blend it. Definitely need to try this out.


  27. #
    Millie l Add A Little — July 25, 2014 @ 7:05 pm

    Love this!! I’m still yet to try chia pudding and this looks BOMB!



  28. #
    Medha @ Whisk & Shout — July 25, 2014 @ 7:28 pm

    How fluffy and pretty! I’ve never had chia pudding despite being a huge fan of chia seeds :)


  29. #
    Thalia @ butter and brioche — July 25, 2014 @ 10:22 pm

    this is a KILLER idea.. never thought to do a chocolate chip chia pudding before. definitely will be adding chocolate next time i make a chia pudding, love it!


  30. #
    Joanna @ the knitlit twit — July 25, 2014 @ 10:56 pm

    Mmm, this looks so good. And I just bought some pudding cups at the grocery store…they were on sale, so clearly I had to.


  31. #
    Heather of Kitchen Concoctions — July 25, 2014 @ 10:59 pm

    I haven’t been able to get on the whole chia pudding bandwagon because of the texture. Blending it is pure genius (seriously why haven’t I tried this before) and now I am excited to try it again!


  32. #
    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — July 26, 2014 @ 12:34 am

    this looks SO perfect. I’m in love.


  33. #
    Medeja — July 26, 2014 @ 3:38 am

    This pudding is really great! Chocolaty, creamy and with chia seeds!


  34. #
    Laura — July 26, 2014 @ 4:05 am

    I love the texture of anything that’s been whipped, and this looks delicious.


  35. #
    Lisa | Mummy Made.Zit — July 26, 2014 @ 6:14 am

    I’ve resisted the Chia craze but I think you might have converted me! Do you think Coconut Cream would work in place of Greek Yoghurt (to make a DF version- I make my own DF Choc chips)? It has the thick consistancy but not the same acidity. I’ve never worked with Chia seeds before so am unsure of their needs!!!


  36. #
    Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes — July 27, 2014 @ 6:53 am

    I have to still make chia anything. I love the idea of this, and I don’t know why I haven’t done it now. Love the photos (as always.)


  37. #
    Bessie — July 27, 2014 @ 4:37 pm

    i haven’t made a chia seed pudding yet because of the texture thing, but with all of that chocolate you may have just convinced me to give it a go!


  38. #
    Cori — July 27, 2014 @ 8:26 pm

    Have you tried this with low fat coconut milk? Not to be annoying…I just have solo many cans on hand that I’d like to use first. Think it would be too thin? I’m making this tomorrowwwwwwwww with some chopped roasted almonds and coconut flakes.


    • Jessica — July 27th, 2014 @ 8:40 pm

      i haven’t tried this version, but i make other chia puddings all the time with lite canned coconut milk and it totally works!!!


  39. #
    Petra — July 27, 2014 @ 9:18 pm

    This looks great! Of all the chia seed desserts I’ve seen this is one I actually want to try.


  40. #
    Lisa @ Simple Pairings — July 27, 2014 @ 9:46 pm

    Love this recipe! I adore chia seeds, and especially the idea of using them as the base for a pudding. Can’t wait to try this!


  41. #
    kayla — July 28, 2014 @ 2:37 am

    Made this today and now I’m not eating anything else for a week. I ate it unblended because it was just so good and i kept stirring i and eating a spoonful out of the fridge but I”ve tried blending chia puddings before but can’t get them to blend completely smooth. Normal or is the blender not my friend? I use a ninja!


  42. #
    Tracy | Pale Yellow — July 28, 2014 @ 10:58 am

    I resisted chia for so long, but now that I have an obsession with overnight oatmeal, I want all things chia seeds! I’m excited to try this pudding.


  43. #
    Alex @ Kenzie Life — July 28, 2014 @ 1:09 pm

    Umm–I need this. Now. It looks like the perfect chocolate fix!


  44. #
    Helen @ Scrummy Lane — July 30, 2014 @ 8:36 am

    Mmmm … what impressed me the most about this was the fact that you used a mix of Greek yoghurt and coconut milk for the ‘base’. And I’m all for easy desserts!
    P.S. I really enjoyed listening to your interview on the Lively Show yesterday, which is what brought me here. So many great tips and lots of lovely encouragement for newbies!


  45. #
    Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) — July 30, 2014 @ 1:18 pm

    I made this last Sunday and have been snacking on it all week. It’s SO tasty. I definitely like the chia seeds blended.


  46. #
    Mealhi — August 2, 2014 @ 4:54 am

    Very nice…i love chia pudding..it looks like perfect dessert…


  47. #
    Mandi — October 16, 2015 @ 3:33 am

    I subbed the vanilla out for rose extract, and aside from my brand new seeds not blooming and staying crunchy, it tasted like a Turkish Delight dark chocolate bar but healthier! My 2yo daughter helped me make it, and she keeps asking for “more choclat Mummy!”



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