When it comes to healthy and delicious desserts, few things can beat these homemade easy Strawberry Chia Seed Puddings. This recipe is super easy to make, and only requires a few ingredients. (5 actually).

Plus, it’s perfect for those hot summer days when you’re craving something sweet and don’t want to bake.

With only a couple of tablespoons of maple syrup, makes this a lovely and refreshing low sugar dessert. These Strawberry Chia Seed Puddings are definitely the best – gluten and dairy free.

If you love chia puddings then you might also want to try our Mango Passion Fruit Chia Pudding.  It’s superb!



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Why You’ll Love This Recipe.

Chia puddings are a easy, healthy dessert that can be made in minutes. All you need is a few ingredients and a jar or container to store the pudding in.

5 simple ingredients  – chia seeds, milk, sweetener, vanilla extract and gorgeous Summer strawberries.

Meal prep – They can be made in advance and stored in the fridge. How long will chia puddings last I hear you ask? Up to 5 days covered in the fridge though I doubt they’ll last that long.

Healthy dessert  –  low in sugar and calories

Gluten free –  great for those who need a gluten free options these days

High in fibre – a whopping 7 grams of fibre per serve


Recipe Ingredients

  • Chia Seeds – these tiny seeds are the wonder ingredient binding everything together – Chia seeds are loaded with nutrients and antioxidants and a great source of omega 3.
  • Coconut Milk – a creamy slightly heavier option instead of almond milk but with a hint of coconut flavor..
  • Maple Syrup – a nice change to refined sugar or use the sweetener of your choice
  • Strawberries – red, ripe and low in calories The sweeter and fragrant the better strawberries are a great source of Vitamin C.
  • Vanilla – just a couple of teaspoons to give this a gorgeous vanilla-ry hint.


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How to Make Strawberry Chia Seed Puddings Step by Step Instructions.

STEP 1. Wash and trim the green from your strawberries. cut them in half or quarters and pop them into your food processor. Blitz them up to a beautiful red mushy puree. (this is rather lovely and goopy).

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STEP 2. Add your can of full cream coconut milk, along with the maple syrup and vanilla.  mix till it comes into a beautiful creamy consistency and the coconut cream is blended through.


STEP 3. Add your chia seeds and mix again.  Allow to sit for 5 minutes before pouring into your dessert jars. 


STEP 5. Pop into the fridge for at least 4 hours to set or overnight.


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Recipe Tips For Making The Perfect Chia Seed Puddings.

For the perfect pudding, start with fruit that is in season if you can. Choose strawberries that are lovely ripe and tender and have that fresh strawberry flavor.

Wash them thoroughly to remove any sandy gritty-ness.

When adding the strawberries to a food processor allow them to blend until smooth like mushy pulp.

After popping in the chia seeds and mixing them in thoroughly, be sure to let the pudding sit for at least 5 minutes before pouring into your containers.



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Frequently Asked Questions

It’s taken a while to perfect the chia pudding mystery but think we’ve nailed this one for sure. They would either be too runny or go the total opposite and become like concrete

Why Won’t My Strawberry Chia Seed Puddings Set?

The ratio of chia seeds to liquid is incorrect. When making chia pudding, it’s important to use the correct ratio of chia seeds to liquid. For every 1 cup of liquid, you’ll need 3 tablespoons of chia seeds. For our Strawberry Chia  Pudding recipe we’ve added slightly more to 1/4 of a cup to give it a slightly thicker consistency.  

 The chia seeds were not soaked long enough. Before adding the chia seeds to the liquid, they need to be soaked for at least 30 minutes. This will help them absorb the liquid and expand, resulting in a thicker pudding.

The pudding was not refrigerated long enough.

Can I use coconut cream instead of coconut milk?

Yes we have and it’s lovely.  The texture is somewhat thicker though and will make more of a really creamy chia pudding.

Can I layer the chia pudding?

Yes.   Instead of pouring your chia pudding into individual containers, pour it into a medium bowl and cover with plastic wrap and pop into the fridge for the same time as if you were making them in the recipe.  When you go to serve your chia puddings, alternate a few spoonful’s of pudding with a fruit puree. We pureed some extra strawberries prior to making the chia puddings and set them aside.

Why have my Strawberry Chia Puddings gone rubbery on top?

This usually happens when your individual chia puddings have been left in the fridge uncovered.  Let the puddings set and then be sure to cover them with plastic wrap or place them in an airtight container.  Or to make it easier use a dessert container like a mason jar as it has it’s own lid you can pop on.



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Substitutions and Additions

Use either black or white chia seeds –  I don’t know if it’s just me but I’ve thought the white chia seeds seem to set ever so slightly more than the black chia variety.  (but hey that’s me!).

Milk varieties – You can use a plant-based milk of your choice.  I’ve used almond milk for another recipe but find for a dessert chia pudding the coconut milk has a higher fat content which makes it  a creamy texture.

Favorite Toppings – Pure maple syrup drizzled on top is just scrumptious along with some sliced fresh strawberries.

How To Serve – If overnight oats are your thing, then it’s time to flip them on their head. Turn this chia seed pudding recipe into a healthy breakfast.


Looking for another easy, healthy dessert option? Chia puddings are a great choice. With only a few simple ingredients and minimal prep time, you can have a delicious pudding that will satisfy your sweet tooth without sabotaging your diet. If you want to try our 4 Ingredient Chia Pudding without fruit you can try it here.



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If you’re not into Strawberry Chia Pudding then you might like to try our Lemon Chia Cookies.  Super easy


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A Chia Seed Pudding can be as varied as you would like.  Try changing it up with Blueberries, raspberries or even mango’s.   We’d love to hear from you and if you have any recipes please feel free to upload them on Instagram or on our Facebook page too.  We love sharing the foodie love.


Recipe Card

5 from 2 votes
Strawberry Chia Seed Puddings
Prep Time
10 mins

These strawberry chia seed puddings are dairy free and vegan friendly with just enough sweetness. Easy no bake Summer dessert that everyone will love.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Australian
Keyword: chia seed pudding, coconut chia pudding, strawberry chia pudding, strawberry coconut chia pudding
Servings: 4
Calories: 311 kcal
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries
  • 1 can coconut milk 400 gms
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla essence
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  1. In a food processor pop in the strawberries and blitz till smooth.

  2. Add the coconut milk, maple syrup and vanilla and mix altogether.

  3. Pour the mixture into a medium sized bowl and mix in the chia seeds. Let it sit for 5 minutes and spoon into the dessert jars of your choice. Makes around 4 smaller sized puddings.

  4. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight is even better.
  5. Serve topped with fresh strawberries, blueberries, a splosh of maple syrup or anything you fancy.
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Chia Seed Puddings
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 311 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 21g131%
Trans Fat 0.01g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 31mg1%
Potassium 365mg10%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Vitamin C 24mg29%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.









About Sonya

Strawberry Chia Seed Puddings 1Helloooo, I'm Sonya and I'm one of those late starter's in the exercise department. (but you know you're never too late to start). A retired beauty therapist who likes geeking out in the online world, loves 4-legged fury friends, baking and gardening.