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. Hi Elaina,
    Love your website! I have a neuropathy in my feet. Which I got when I was pregnant in o6
    And still have. I am hoping that doing some keto will help!!
    Just starting physicAl therapy again.

    The pudding sounds wonderful! Love love chia!! I definitely want my kids to eat better and they have sweet tooth’s like me. But seem to know when I use the stevia..
    Its tough with the kids because didn’t start them on this type of diet.
    is there something else I could use for this recipe? And could I substitute in others?
    Do u ever use coconut sugar or agave?
    And would it work in this recipe?
    I love agave because it is so good in the blood stream and doesn’t spike sugar levels.
    What would you recommend?
    Thanks again and have a wonderful day!

  2. Hello Elana,
    I just finished following your recipe to exact course counts and looking at it 24 hours later the pudding is still very runny. In fact it’s more like chocolate milk and pudding, and please dont get me wrong I’ve been follow your recipes for about 4 months now and love them all except this pudding and really would love to have it in my diet. What should I do?

    • Daniel, thanks for your comment! This pudding won’t be super thick. It’s very important when consuming chia seeds to soak them in an adequate amount of liquid otherwise they are very unhealthy on the gut :-)

  3. I’m organizing all the gazillion recipes I’ve saved and I’ve noticed I have quite a few from your site. I like recipes that are healthy and tasty and don’t feel like you’re on a ‘diet’ or depriving yourself and it seems you have mastered that concept….and I really wanted to say I love the look of your website! I like how there’s a stationary picture on the side and it scrolls on the other side. It’s not cluttered up with adds and everything just seems easier to find than on other sites, and to read as well. Anyways, just wanted to give you a compliment even though I’m sure you get them all the time :)

    • Natasha, thanks for all of your kind words! Glad you are finding the site easy to use and also love hearing you say I have mastered the concept of both healthy and tasty in my recipe creation :-)

  4. Hello Elena,

    I made the recipe for the first time last night and this morning the mixture had not firmed up, which I expected. It was like a thick milk-shake consistency. Is that what it’s supposed to be like?

    It’s really delicious though! Than you so much for sharing!

    • Janie, yes that’s a good consistency for this. If you use the recommended coconut milk that I link to in green text in the ingredients portion of the recipe, it will likely be even thicker :-)

    • I use a Ninja and have this consistency, too, but it makes a wonderful base for Whey protein shakes! I make it once a week. So good!

      • Jess, thanks for your comment! Just a quick word of caution, this can have the opposite effect if it is too dry and the fiber in the seeds will be binding to the digestive system. If you allow the seeds to soak up the moisture overnight this will thicken perfectly :-)

  5. I have eczema and I need to be careful what I eat but this recipe looks too good not to try.
    Thanks for a great article.

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