Downshiftology
subscribe to new posts: via email via rss

Chocolate Chia Pudding Mousse

Chocolate chia pudding mousse is a smooth, blended version of chocolate chia pudding. There’s no chia seed texture, just a classic creamy mousse consistency that you’ll love!

Chocolate chia pudding mousse in small glass jars.

For those who love the idea of chia pudding but don’t love that tapioca-like texture, this recipe was made for you. It’s a blended version of my super popular chocolate chia pudding recipe turned into a beautiful mousse.

And a healthier, dairy-free version of mousse that tastes like a chocolate dream.

If you’ve tried any of my chocolate dessert recipes such as my paleo chocolate zucchini bread or paleo brownies, you’ll know that I never compromise flavor. And this recipe is no different. It’s rich, creamy and indulgent.

Top it off with my homemade coconut whipped cream and fresh chocolate shavings for a match made in heaven. Now let’s get into it.

Four servings of chocolate chia mousse topped with coconut whipped cream, nuts and chocolate.

Chocolate Chia Pudding Mousse Ingredients

Lucky for you, this recipe comes together with just a few staple ingredients. In fact, you probably have them already stocked in your pantry. Here’s what you’ll need to blend together:

  • Dairy-Free Milk – 2 cup (I like to use cashew milk or almond milk for this recipe)
  • Chia Seeds – 1/2 cup
  • Cacao Powder – 1/4 cup
  • Maple Syrup – 1/4 cup
  • Vanilla Extract – 2 teaspoon

Toppings are completely optional, but why not add more fun, right? Here are my suggestions for the ultimate flavor combination.

  • Coconut Whipped Cream: Add a dollop of this on top for extra creaminess.
  • Chocolate Shavings: I like to use a bittersweet chocolate, with 50-60% dark chocolate.
  • Fruit: Raspberries and strawberries pair nicely with chocolate.
  • Nuts: Chopped pecans (or any nuts) are delicious, giving a contrasting crunch with every bite.

Adding toppings to chocolate chia pudding mousse recipe.

Tips for Blending the Mousse

The key to blending chia pudding is having a minimum amount of ingredients in your blender. You need a minimum amount to allow the blades to properly blend everything together. I’ve chatted about this before on my Vitamix tips video.

That’s why this recipe is a double version of my regular chocolate chia pudding recipe. The larger quantity just blends better.

As soon as you’re done blending, you’ll see it’s immediately thickened. That’s thanks to the chia seeds. It will firm up a smidge more after chilling.

Making the mousse in a Vitamix blender.

A large bowl of the chocolate chia mousse.

How Long Will it Last?

The mousse will last for 4-5 days in the fridge. You could always make a double or triple batch though and freeze in individual portions for several weeks or longer. This is perfect for when the chocolate cravings strike (wink wink). Just thaw and enjoy!

Three servings of chocolate chia pudding mousse with toppings.

More Chia Pudding Recipes

If you’re a chia pudding lover like I am, you won’t want to miss my other recipes.

Three servings of chocolate chia pudding mousse with toppings.
5 from 7 votes

Chocolate Chia Pudding Mousse

Prep Time: 5 mins
chill time: 4 hrs
Total Time: 4 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Lisa Bryan
Print Recipe Pin Recipe
Chocolate chia pudding mousse is an easy, healthy dessert that satisfies any chocolate craving. It's a smooth, blended version of chocolate chia pudding that you'll love.

Ingredients

  • 2 cup dairy-free milk
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder , or cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Garnish

Instructions

  • Add all of the ingredients to a high-powered blender.
  • Blend on high for a minute, or until the pudding is creamy.
  • Transfer the pudding to a bowl, cover and chill at least 4 hours.
  • Serve the chocolate chia mousse with a dollop of coconut whipped cream, chocolate shavings, and chopped nuts.

Lisa's Tips

  • Don't reduce the quantity (i.e. cut it in half) or there won't be enough ingredients to blend properly in a blender.
  • You can certainly double or triple the recipe though for a party or gathering! 

Nutrition

Calories: 229kcal, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 66mg, Potassium: 380mg, Fiber: 10g, Sugar: 15g, Vitamin A: 464IU, Vitamin C: 9mg, Calcium: 328mg, Iron: 3mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate chia Mousse, Chocolate Chia Mousse Recipe, Chocolate Chia Pudding Recipe
©Downshiftology. Content and photographs are copyright protected. Sharing of this recipe is both encouraged and appreciated. Copying and/or pasting full recipes to any social media is strictly prohibited.
DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE?Leave a comment below and share a photo on Instagram. Tag @downshiftology and hashtag it #downshiftology.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

37 comments on “Chocolate Chia Pudding Mousse”

  1. Delicious!  Satisfied my sweets craving without the guilt!  Thank you!

  2. This was so simple and delicious! We made it for Thanksgiving and will make again soon. Thanks!

    • Hi Cindy – Glad you and everyone enjoyed this chia pudding during Thanksgiving :) Can’t wait for you to make this again.

  3. Hi! I was wondering if it would be possible to substitute the dairy-free milk with normal or 1% milk. Would it have issues setting or blending?

  4. It’s my fav mousse recipe so far. It is easy to make, healthy and tasty.

  5. Just made this and it is so delicious and easy! It is cooling in the fridge and I cannot wait to dig in

  6. Omg, I’m definitely saving this recipe for later. This chia pudding is what my dream looks like. I love its creamy mousse consistency. I’m planning to make this dessert for our friend’s gathering this week. This will be a guaranteed standout among other dishes on the table.
    Lisa, thank you A LOT for sharing this treasure with us and all of your precious tips. The info you provide will surely help me a lot.
    5 stars! Great job!
    p.s. It seems that I’ve just fallen in love with your blog. Gonna browse it to explore more amazing recipes. Look forward to your new awesome ideas. Keep it up!

  7. Hi Lisa, 

    What do you think about adding a protein powder to this recipe? Do you think the texture/consistency will still be the same? Will it set okay? As a vegetarian I am always trying to find more ways to get protein in my diet but I am not a huge fan of just a plain protein shake.  

  8. I made this and it never thickened. I’m thinking it might be the chia, idk. Any idea?

  9. Hi,
    why do you use syrup and not honey? I think honey is much more “nutrient” than syrup?

  10. This looks delicious! I’ve never blended the chia seeds before but will try this next.  What type of glass jars did you use for this chocolate pudding?

  11. This looks absolutely lovely! I’m going to have to try it out soon.

  12. Have you tried to make a chia chai pudding?

    • Hi Robin – I have not yet! But it’s definitely on my to-do list. If you’re looking for something a bit more cinnamony, I would try my pumpkin chia mousse :)

  13. To reduce the sugar, can you reduce or eliminate the maple syrup or will that cause blending issues. Sometimes I would add a little coconut sugar but that does not have the consistency of maple syrup. 

  14. Is there another option for the maple syrup? I’m new to the keto plan and wonder if I could use another sweetener…. :-)

    • Hi Linda – You can try using monk fruit or stevia, but you will have to play around with the measurement as those options are sometimes much sweeter than maple syrup! Do let me know which measurement ends up working out for you 😊

  15. hi Lisa,
    this looks amazing!
    could you suggest an alternative for maple syrup that would be in line with Keto?
    i’m sure i could sub in monk fruit/stevia, i’m just not sure of the quantity
    cheers!
    michael :)

    • Hi Michael – If you are using monk fruit or stevia, you might have to play around with measurements as they have a different sweetness level from maple syrup. But this is definitely do-able 😊 Do let me know which measurement ends up working for you as I would love to share with the rest of my keto followers!

  16. Do the chia seeds still have the same benefits when blended? I thought they needed to stay whole to absorb the liquid and do their job with cleaning out your colon..

  17. I’ve tried both chia pudding and chia mousse from your recipes and in both cases it set but was soupier than I like. If I want it to be thicker should I add more chia seeds?

    • Hi Theresa – If it was more on the soupier side, it might be your chia seeds itself. Brands of chia seeds as well as how long you’ve had them all can contribute to that problem. But, you can definitely try adding a bit more chia seeds if you’d like 😊

  18. Hi Lisa.
    Looks so good, I must try it as I do not like normal chia pudding.
    Can I use dates to sweeten instead of maple sirup?
    Thanks for all your recipes.
    /Bettina

    • Hi Bettina – I have found a few followers don’t like the texture of chia pudding, so this is the perfect alternative :) As for the sweetener, you can use dates if you’d like! Just make sure it is blended well. Also, if you end up liking this mousse texture, be sure to try my pumpkin chia mousse!