Chocolate Chia Mousse

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Easy chocolate chia mousse that takes only 10 minutes to make. Perfect for breakfast, dessert. Gluten-free and vegan.

This chocolate chia mousse is very similar to my basic chia pudding recipe, but we’re blending everything in a high-powered blender which gives the chia pudding a mousse-like consistency. So pro tip: if you’ve been intrigued by the nutrient-packed chia pudding, but don’t love the seedy texture, try blending it!

Chocolate chia pudding in a jar, topped with raspberries and mini chocolate chips.

Why I Love Chia Pudding

  1. It’s ridiculously easy to make.
  2. It’s packed with nutrients! Chia seeds are a great source of healthy fats and fiber… read: they’ll keep you satisfied for hours! Read all chia benefits.
  3. There are countless flavor combinations. (Try this pumpkin chia mousse if you’re a pumpkin fan!)
  4. Chia pudding basically allows you to eat dessert any time of day. It’s thick and creamy like regular pudding but the nutrition facts make it acceptable to eat for breakfast, snacks or dessert.
  5. Chia pudding is an awesome meal-prep option because it will stay good in the fridge for 5-7 days!
Bird's eye view of a jar of chocolate chia pudding, topped with chocolate chips and raspberries.

How to Make Chocolate Chia Mousse

This chocolate chia mousse is a little different than most of the chia pudding recipes on EBF because it’s blended! Blending the chia pudding makes it extra thick, smooth and creamy and more of a real “pudding” consistency.

To make it, you simply add all your chia pudding ingredients into a blender. Start at a low setting on your blender (variable on the Vitamix) and progress to high. Blend until chia seeds are almost undetectable and mixture is smooth, scraping down the sides of the blender with a spatula if needed. 

Chia pudding should be thick and ready to enjoy so you can top with your favorite toppings and dive in or if you like your chocolate pudding cold, transfer to a resealable container, cover and refrigerate for 3-4 hours to chill before topping with your favorite toppings and eating.

One tip: if you don’t have a high-powered blender you can always buy pre-ground chia seeds or grind them yourself using a coffee grinder.

I recently made a double batch of this chocolate chia pudding so you better believe I’ll be enjoying it after dinner tonight… and maybe even for breakfast.

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Chocolate Chia Mousse

Easy chocolate chia mousse that takes only 10 minutes to make. Perfect for breakfast, dessert. Gluten-free and vegan.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours
Servings: 3

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 6 Tablespoons chia seeds
  • ¼ cup maple syrup, honey or sweetener of choice*
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • toppings of choice: fresh berries, chocolate chips, nuts

Instructions 

  • Add almond milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, cocoa powder, vanilla and salt into a high powered blender. Start at a low setting on your blender (variable on the Vitamix) and progress to high. Blend until chia seeds are almost undetectable and mixture is smooth, scraping down the sides of the blender with a spatula if needed. 
  • Chia pudding should be thick and ready to enjoy so you can top with your favorite toppings and dive in or if you like your chocolate pudding cold, transfer to a resealable container, cover and refrigerate for 3-4 hours to chill before eating.

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Notes

  • If you don’t have a high-powered blender your chia pudding might not get as smooth and creamy and will have the texture of regular chia pudding, similar to tapioca pudding.
  • Use stevia or monkfruit sweetener instead of maple syrup or honey for a low-sugar option.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/3 of recipe (without toppings) | Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 202mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 15g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chia mousse
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About Brittany

Hey there, I’m Brittany, the creator of Eating Bird Food, cookbook author, health coach and mama of two littles. Here you’ll find quick and easy recipes that make healthy fun and enjoyable for you and your family!

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165 Comments

    1. YUM! Sounds absolutely delicious. I am so excited to hear that you are loving this recipe, Lisa. Thank you so much for sharing your review & star rating, I appreciate it!

    1. YUM! Chocolate + peanut butter is my fave combo. I am glad you are loving this recipe. Thank you for your review & star rating, I appreciate it!

    1. Yess! I am so glad you’re loving this recipe, Eloise. Thank you for your review + star rating, I appreciate it!

  1. 5 stars
    My family is loving this recipe! I have just double batched for week ahead snacks. Big thumbs up from the 6 year old 😊

    1. YUM! This is amazing, Cass! I am so excited to hear that this recipe is a hit for you and your whole family. Thank you for your review + star rating, I really appreciate it!

    1. Of course! Happy you found this recipe and it is a hit for you. Thanks so much for your review & star rating, I truly appreciate it!

  2. Hi Brittany,

    I love this recipe so much! Are the above ingredients for one serving or 3? I made it and felt so full afterward it made me think I actually ate 3 servings. I used the 1X recipe, but in the description of the recipe, it says three servings.

    Thanks,
    Kathy

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