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.

Chocolate Chia Pudding Mousse

4.84 from 36 votes
Prep Time: 5 mins
chill time: 4 hrs
Total Time: 4 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Lisa Bryan
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
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139 comments on “Chocolate Chia Pudding Mousse”

  1. The Chocolate Cia Mousse Pudding is outrageously decadent. I’ve made it 3 times this past week. Not much of a pumpkin pie fan so for dessert at our Thanksgiving meal, I enjoyed it with a some chopped walnuts, whipping cream and a dash of cinnamon! Going to make it for a family brunch at Christmas and have it set up with multiple topping options. Highly recommend!!!

  2. Hi Lisa,

    I love your original recipe, but this looks delicious. I know you state not to 1/2 it, but could I if I was making it in a smaller blender like a nutribullet or small ninja processor?? Also, can this techinique be used with all of your chia pudding recipes? I would like to try this with your original one as a vanilla mousse.

    Thank you!

    • If you’re using a smaller blender, I think you could halve the recipe just fine. But, let us know how it works out!

  3. This looks delicious! I’m diabetic and can’t use maple syrup. Do you think this would work with stevia or monk fruit? Your recipes are great!5 stars

  4. Erm girl??? This is BLOODY DELICIOUS! I put an oat based whipped cream on top! Not going to lie, I didn’t think it was going to be as banging as this! Thanks honey!!!5 stars

  5. Hey, Lisa! I will be making this recipe tonight but had one question. How long will this keep in the fridge? 

    • 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.

  6. This was delicious! Blending it up made such a difference. I’m going to recommend this to everyone :)

  7. This was really yummy!  Made exactly as directed, using almond milk and dark cocoa powder. Even bought the weck jars, which I will be using for lots of your other recipes too. 5 stars

  8. Could I add protein powder to this delicious recipe and if yes how much. Thanks very much 

    • You can add 2 tablespoons if you’d like! If you find it to be too thick, just add a bit more milk and blend again.

  9. Hi maam i like all your recipes thank you for shearing good night tc God bless you and your family 🙏

  10. Where did you get the cute little jars, they’re the perfect size?!

  11. Can you blend after it’s set up?  I followed another recipe with the chia seeds left whole.  I would like to try it smooth like a mousse.

  12. Hi, I’m not sure if I’ve made a mistake somewhere but the pudding tastes strongly like cardboard. Any idea as to why? Please advise.1 star

    • Raw cacao powder isn’t sweet like your normal milk or dark chocolate. You can always add more sugar if you’d like or use cocoa powder instead.

  13. Can you use chia hearts?

  14. A weekly go to!! Delicious.5 stars

  15. Hi are the chia seeds cooked first.i read that chia seeds uncooked are not good for some peoples digestion. It looks and sounds yummy.

  16. Love this! Now we can have a light dish in the evening knowing we will be completely satisfied with dessert. Thank you very much!5 stars

  17. This recipe looks really good and healthier than my usual chocolate pudding. I have all the ingredients in my kitchen and I can’t wait to try it. But, I was wondering if I could use my stick blender instead of the blender ?5 stars

  18. Hey! I tried chia mouse at a restaurant the other day and it was delicious. If I do not have non dairy milk on hand, could I use regular milk?

  19. I only use organic cacao and although I use maple syrup in many things I’m cutting calories right now as I have a few pounds to lose so I used pure organic stevia. The consistency is spot on but since cacao I has a richer flavor then cocoa, in the future I will reduce it a bit. 4 stars

  20. Hi Lisa, this looks delicious like so many of your recipes. I love your YouTube channel also! A suggestion, if one is starting from scratch and doesn’t have the non-dairy milk already made, it would be great if this recipe started with those ingredients so we could make this in one process. Bonus, you only have to clean the Vitamix once!

  21. ABSOLUTELY DELISH!! Tastes just like chocolate pudding, but with chia in it. I made this version – used macadamia nut milk for dairy free milk, used 1/4c unsweetened cocoa and 1/4c dark cocoa, subbed 1/4 tsp of almond extract in with 1 3/4 tsp vanilla. I topped it with a dollop of Silk brand non dairy Heavy Whipping Cream and sprinkled some cacao nibs. HEAVENLY!!5 stars

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