By Lisa Maliga, copyright 2022
What can be healthier than a vegan chocolate dessert with coconut milk, fresh raspberries and chia seeds? A thick, rich, and creamy pudding that contains high quality cocoa powder. This vegan chocolate raspberry chia seed pudding tastes decadent and satisfies your chocolate cravings. It’s my go-to dessert several times a week. Best of all, you can whip up this dessert in less than five minutes!
1 can [13.66 oz.] coconut milk https://amzn.to/3Ar2COi
5 Tablespoons chia seeds https://amzn.to/3KMZMIi
6 ounces fresh raspberries, washed and dried
2 Tablespoons cocoa powder, sifted https://amzn.to/3qls56e
1 Tablespoon organic coconut palm sugar https://amzn.to/3KDTfzm
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract https://amzn.to/3qls56e
Large bowl [with lid if storing overnight]
3 8-ounce glass mason jars with lids
Wash and dry raspberries and place in a covered bowl. Store in the fridge.
Pour coconut milk into the medium bowl.
Add sugar [optional] and vanilla extract. Whisk well.
Sift in the cocoa powder. Whisk thoroughly.
Add the chia seeds. Whisk until well combined.
Cover and let sit for two hours at room temperature. Or store in the refrigerator overnight.
When solidified, whisk one more time and add to mason jars. Alternate a row of fresh raspberries with a dollop of the pudding.
Serve at room temperature or chilled.
Can be stored in the refrigerator for 3 days.
You can top with whipped cream and or nuts, granola, or a dusting of cocoa powder.
Note: The above link to the coconut milk is for the more flavorful organic coconut milk, which is even better than the one pictured here.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lisa Maliga is an American author of contemporary fiction and cozy mysteries. Her nonfiction titles consist of how to make bath and body products with an emphasis on melt and pour soap crafting. When researching her cozy mystery, she discovered the art of baking French macarons. She has written three dessert cookbooks, including two on macarons. When not writing, Lisa reads an assortment of books, takes photos, skates, and is working on a series of baking and soaping video tutorials. Visit her website at: https://www.LisaMaliga.com