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Cacao Horchata Chia Pudding Parfait

Creamy horchata chia pudding meets cacao and coconut yogurt in this healthy vegan chia pudding parfait, topped with cinnamon and cacao nibs.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Vegan
Keyword cacao chia pudding, chocolate chia pudding, vegan chia pudding
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 380 kcal
Author Denisse


  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon plus more for dusting
  • 1 cup light coconut milk from a can
  • 2 teaspoons cacao powder
  • 1 cup vanilla coconut yogurt or other vanilla yogurt of choice
  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs


  1. Add chia seeds, maple syrup, cinnamon and coconut milk to a container and stir well to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour up to preferably overnight.
  2. In a separate container, mix together cacao powder and yogurt.
  3. Spoon yogurt and chia pudding into jars, alternating layers. Top with cinnamon and cacao nibs.

Recipe Notes

  • I recommend full-fat coconut milk for this vegan chia pudding recipe as opposed to light products as it lends the horchata chia pudding so much more body and flavor.
  • Should the fish-egg look of chia seeds bother you, feel free to grind the chia seeds in your spice mill or small food processor. Don’t worry – this won’t compromise their gelling abilities.
  • If possible, use Ceylon cinnamon for this recipe.