Strawberry Chia Pudding with a Chocolate Drizzle

Creamy coconut milk, chia seeds and sweet strawberries are mixed together and topped with a drizzle of chocolate to make this decadent Chocolate Covered Strawberry Chia Pudding. No one will ever guess it’s vegan and paleo-friendly!

I know we still have a little time, but I’m ready to start celebrating Valentine’s Day. Anyone else?

If I’m being honest, I’ve had my heart wreath up for over a month. I’m such a sucker for Valentine’s Day decor because it’s one of my favorite holidays. Not because I’m super sappy (which I am occasionally) but because Valentine’s Day is also my birthday. We call it Birth-Valentine’s Day.

Yes, my mom always says I’m her favorite Valentine’s Day gift and yes, Isaac has to get me double the presents. It’s great. The one thing that’s not so great? Trying to make dinner reservations on my birthday. For this reason we usually stay in and cook dinner ourselves. If you’re planning to do the same, I have just the dessert for you.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Chia Pudding with creamy coconut milk, strawberries and a chocolate drizzle.

It’s this chocolate covered strawberry chia seed pudding a.k.a the creamiest chia seed pudding I’ve ever eaten.

Using Coconut Milk for Chia Pudding

The base for the pudding is simply coconut milk (the full-fat, canned kind) blended with strawberries and vanilla. I found it plenty sweet with just the berries, but you can add a little natural sweetener like honey or maple syrup if you’d like.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Chia Pudding with creamy coconut milk, strawberries and a chocolate drizzle.

You add the chia seeds to the strawberry coconut milk. Let them do their thang for a bit. They’ll gel up and the mixture will become the consistency of pudding.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Chia Pudding with creamy coconut milk, strawberries and a chocolate drizzle.

Once it’s ready you simply put the pudding into serving dishes, melt your chocolate with a little coconut oil to make a “magic shell” of sorts and drizzle it on.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Chia Pudding with creamy coconut milk, strawberries and a chocolate drizzle.

Ta-da! It’s so easy AND so pretty, right? I love that the pudding itself is light pink.

You gotta make it for your Valentine!

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Chia Pudding


Description

Creamy coconut milk, chia seeds and sweet strawberries are mixed together and topped with a drizzle of chocolate to make a decadent, yet healthier dessert. No one will ever guess it’s vegan and paleo-friendly!


Ingredients

  • 1 (13 oz) can classic coconut milk*
  • 1 cup strawberries, divided
  • natural sweetener of choice — maple syrup, honey or stevia (optional)
  • 6 Tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life)
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Place coconut milk, 1/2 cup strawberries, vanilla extract and sweetener of choice (if using) into a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Place chia seeds in a large sealable container. Pour strawberry coconut milk mixture over chia seeds and stir well to combine. Cover chia coconut milk mixture and place in the fridge to set up for a couple hours.
  3. Bring chia pudding out of the fridge, stir well and portion into small bowls for serving.
  4. Meanwhile place chocolate chips and coconut oil in a small bowl and microwave for 30 seconds or until chocolate has melted.
  5. Top each bowl of chia pudding with fresh slices of strawberry and drizzle chocolate on top. Enjoy immediately.

Notes

*Using full-fat coconut milk makes for a seriously rich and creamy pudding. For a lighter version, sub another non-dairy milk (like almond milk) for the full-fat coconut milk. Or use light coconut milk.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 323
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Fat: 25g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Protein: 5g

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    19 comments
    1. jenny
      December 15, 2018 AT 12:26 pm

      HI! Can’t wait to try this out! 🙂 Can you make a batch and then seal them in mason jars for the week? or will they not work for days in the refrigerator?
      Thank you

      1. Shelley
        July 1, 2020 AT 12:26 am

        I don’t see that you received a reply, but I am curious if you ever tried to make it for the week and if so, how it turned out.

        Would love to make it in advance of camping and have a ready-made treat. 😀

        1. Brittany Mullins
          July 1, 2020 AT 12:17 pm

          Hey Shelley – Chia pudding should last about 5 days in the fridge so you can definitely make some in advance for a camping trip. 🙂

          1. Shelley Chester
            July 10, 2020 AT 1:58 pm

            Thanks!

    2. Rianna
      December 3, 2018 AT 8:25 pm

      I just made this but I used dark chocolate almond milk instead. Gonna try it tomorrow. My first ever chia pudding ??

      1. Brittany Mullins
        December 4, 2018 AT 8:49 am

        Ohh yay! Can’t wait to hear what you think! I hope you love it. 🙂

    3. Michelle
      February 13, 2017 AT 2:57 pm

      If I wanted to sub almond milk for full fat coconut milk how many ounces would I use? Would it be the same?
      Was thinking less since it’s not as thick but wasn’t sure. Thank you for the recipe! Planning to try today!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 13, 2017 AT 4:02 pm

        Hi Michelle! For 6 tablespoons of chia seeds, 2 cups of almond milk should work great! I hope you enjoy this recipe.

    4. Tammy
      February 3, 2017 AT 2:01 pm

      These are so pretty and so elegant! What a pretty and healthy dessert <3

    5. melissa king
      February 2, 2017 AT 10:23 pm

      Oh wow it WOULD be hard to go out to dinner on your birthday!
      I love this flavor combo. Dinner in is pretty damn good in my opinion 😉

    6. Christina | Christina’s Cucina
      February 2, 2017 AT 3:03 pm

      What a light and lovely treat! Perfect anytime, really, not just Valentine’s Day!

    7. Samantha Rose
      February 13, 2016 AT 6:46 pm

      Making this tonight!
      P.S. Love this GIF ????

    8. Amanda
      February 8, 2016 AT 1:00 pm

      Yum! Love the idea to blend up the strawberries so you get some in each bite!

    9. Carla D.
      February 8, 2016 AT 10:23 am

      I made this dessert over the weekend. It’s delicious!! And so, so easy. Having a hard time sharing it with the kids. 😉

    10. heatherwhite_lv
      February 8, 2016 AT 1:34 am

      I’ve been wanting to try chia. What better way than with strawberries and chocolate. Check out my new blog post for toned arms in 30 days healthyheatherblog.wordpress.com

    11. Heidi Kokborg
      February 7, 2016 AT 10:52 am

      Oh my! This looks absolutely incredible, Brittany! I’ll look forward making these soon 🙂

    12. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul
      February 6, 2016 AT 1:03 pm

      Yum!

    13. Anna
      February 6, 2016 AT 8:42 am

      Actually Valentine’s Day is the day before President’s Day.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 6, 2016 AT 9:37 am

        Oops! I don’t know what I was thinking. 🙂

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