Keto Chocolate Chia Pudding

A while back, my awesome mother-in-law (MIL) asked me to create a healthy chocolate chia pudding recipe. My MIL loves that my recipes are the easiest out there, and this Keto Chocolate Chia Pudding is as simple as can be. With 6 ingredients total –chia seeds, cacao powder, coconut milk, vanilla stevia, water, and salt– you can whip this up in a couple of minutes.

Keto Chocolate Chia Pudding

In this recipe, I use stevia rather than maple syrup or honey as I am following a low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) Keto Diet. I’ve been eating this way since 2014, and it feels like another piece of the health puzzle is now in place for me.

Dealing with Sluggish Gut Motility on a Keto Diet

This Keto Chocolate Chia Pudding is the perfect dessert, and a functional food as well. Full of healthy insoluble fiber it will kick start your digestive system when things are feeling sluggish!

Keto Chocolate Chia Pudding

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Servings 4



  • In a vitamix, combine coconut milk, water, cacao powder, stevia, and salt
  • Blend until smooth
  • Transfer mixture to a one quart mason jar
  • Add chia seeds and shake well
  • Refrigerate overnight to let chia seeds soften and absorb liquid
  • Serve
Prep Time 10 mins
Fridge Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hrs 10 mins
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Low-Carb Chocolate Chia Pudding

If you’re not a fan of stevia feel free to use maple syrup or honey to sweeten this healthy dessert. I haven’t tried it so I’m not sure how much sweetener you’d need in place of stevia. It would also depend on how much of a sweet tooth you have. I would guess a tablespoon or two would suffice.

Easy Keto Chocolate Pudding Recipe

For this recipe, it’s important to blend the coconut milk in a high-powered blender. This way you’ll have a smooth and creamy pudding, rather than one with little lumps of coconut milk in it. If you’re not a chocolate lover try my regular Chia Pudding recipe.

More Sugar-Free Dessert Recipes

For more LCHF sugar-free dessert recipes you’ll want to check out my Keto Diet Dessert Recipes page. Here are the most popular on Elana’s Pantry!

This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives. I first published this recipe in 2015.

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124 responses to “Keto Chocolate Chia Pudding”

  1. I am wondering if you could recommend a good intro Keto book? I am considering the diet and would like to read more about it.

    Thank so much.

  2. This looks fantastic! I have heard of the keto diet, but have never quite been able to figure out how to make it work. If I can find more recipes like this one, I might be able to manage it!

  3. Question.. I made this recipe (Keto Chocolate Chia Pudding) – I don’t have a vitamix but blended in a bullet.
    The fat of the coconut milk just solidified on top and did not mix in.
    Did I do something wrong.

  4. Hi Elana another great recipe! I have been following you for years now and. I was wondering if you could maybe do a day or 2 of what you are eating and drinking?

  5. I made this and found that the full fat coconut milk made the texture feel grainy in my mouth. I know it’s the particles of coconut milk fat that solidifies in the fridge. I can’t get around the texture so I may try it with another type of non-dairy milk.

    • Carol, thanks for your comment. If you use the coconut milk product that I link to in the ingredients portion of the recipe this pudding will be perfectly smooth :-)

  6. Hi Elana,
    I made this pudding using almond milk, as I had about 900ml in my fridge I needed to use so I left out the water. I didn’t have vanilla Stevia so used plain Stevia. The coconut milk version would probably have been creamier & richer (I’ll try that next time) but it turned out well, anyway. A perfect summer pudding for those of us sweltering in Australia!

  7. I don’t see any nutrition facts on this, do you know the calories and carbs and all of that?

  8. I’m in my first week of a keto diet and this recipe didn’t disappoint. It’s delicious and helps with my sweet tooth.

  9. Hi Elana,

    I’ve been a follower of your website for a few years now. I have all your cook books. I have recently been told by my environmental specialist to follow a Keto diet to go along with the Bravo Yogurt Kit I must take everyday.

    My problem is I have never been able to tolerate Stevia, the taste turns me off completely and cannot eat anything with it in it. I was wondering if Erythritol, Swerve, Lakanto or Sukrin would be Paleo friendly.

    Thank you in advance for any help you can offer. I’m a senior, chronically ill, most of my life, with Chronic Lyme Disease, Fibromyalgia, environmental illness, Celiac, and many, many more chronic illnesses. I’m hoping the Bravo and Keto will have some beneficial aid to my health.

    • LindaRose, thanks so much for your wonderful comment! I cannot digest any of those sweeteners, but we are all biochemical individuals so they might work for you. I would recommend implementing the tips from this post which may have a tremendously positive impact on your health:

      They’ve made a huge difference for me!

      • I have recently been using monks fruit instead of Stevia because I find the taste to be very nice and neutral. It’s getting easier to find than it used to be. A company called nunaturals has a nice powdered version.

        • Michael, thanks for your comment! Monk fruit is a fantastic low-carb sweetening option when it is pure and there is no sugar or erythritol added :-)

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