Hot Cocoa Chia Seed Pudding

Hot Cocoa Chia Seed Pudding

I love chia seeds, and I have found so many different ways to incorporate these nutritious little seeds into my diet.  I have made  vanilla, matcha, and chocolate chia seed pudding before, and hot cocoa chia pudding was a simple flavor to make.

If you haven’t tried chia pudding before, it makes it so easy to get a big serving of chia seeds.  These little seeds are absolutely packed with all kinds of nutrients and benefits, and are the richest whole food source of Omega-3 (ALA) (as a vegetarian family, we love that!).  There are so many other nutritional benefits, from vitamins to minerals and helping with digestion.

This recipe is super easy to make, and a fun twist on both regular pudding!


1/3 cup chia seeds

2 cups milk (regular milk, coconut milk, almond milk – whatever you prefer)

Approx. 2 tablespoons or more of hot cocoa powder (regular, mint – whatever flavor you like!).  (I use regular sweetened hot cocoa mix, otherwise your pudding won’t be sweet if you use just cocoa).


I use a Mason jar to mix my ingredients and to store the pudding.  However, you can also mix your ingredients in a bowl.

Whisk the milk and hot cocoa powder.  Use the ratio you would for hot cocoa (varies according to the brand).

Then combine the seeds with the milk/hot cocoa mix.

My favorite way to make this is in a Mason jar, because I like to shake the ingredients every 5 minutes or so in the beginning.  Otherwise you will notice the chia seeds clumping up in the bottom of the jar.

Allow to sit in the fridge overnight (or for the good portion of a day).  It only takes a few minutes to mix the ingredients, so you can make it right before bed and it will be ready in the morning.  If you can remember, mix at intervals every so often just to help break up some of the chunks that can form.

Matcha Green Tea

A picture of my matcha chia seed pudding. You can make all kinds of flavors of chia seed pudding!

Once the chia seeds have thickened, mix again thoroughly, breaking up any chunks, as some of the chia generally becomes clumpy or sticks to the bottom of the jar.

I have eaten this as dessert, but even as breakfast.  Add in a few banana slices or other fruit for an added healthy touch!

Serve, and enjoy!

Hot Cocoa Chia Seed Pudding

By | 2017-02-17T02:39:09+00:00 February 17th, 2017|Breakfast, Dessert, Food, Snack|5 Comments

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  1. Maryann D. February 17, 2017 at 10:05 am - Reply

    I love using Mason Jars. They are so convenient and easy to take to work. I know I would enjoy this recipe and it would be perfect for my breakfast.

  2. Rosie March 13, 2017 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    This sounds so good I’ve been making mug cakes, and adding healthy ingredients, this is even better!

  3. Julie Wood April 15, 2017 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    This is a good way to get healthy chia seeds into my diet. I have been looking for ways to use chia seeds and this is a good way to use it in pudding. thanks for the idea.

  4. ellen beck May 27, 2018 at 4:30 am - Reply

    This looks good and also a good way to get chia seeds in. I think this would have an interesting taste and texture. It looks easy to make. I wonder how easy a popsicle would be?

  5. Amy D November 15, 2018 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    Yay! I already have all of these ingredients. I am so impressed on how it thickens up to cake-like with just the chia seeds. This looks so healthy and delicious!

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