Vanilla Cardamom Chia Pudding

Think pudding is just kid’s stuff? Not this gorgeous delight! We’ve kept it simple so you can appreciate the naturally delicious flavours of cardamom and coconut. Top it with your favourite fruit and berries for an indulgence that’s all your own.

Prep Time
15 minutes
15 minutes cooling time
4 hours minimum chilling time
Cook Time
2 to 5 minutes
Vanilla cardamom chia pudding in a cup garnished with blackberries, coconut and pomegranate
3 cups (six ½-cup (125 ml) servings)
  • 5 whole cardamom pods
  • 1½ cups (375 ml) unsweetened coconut milk beverage
  • ¼ cup (50 g) Redpath® Organic Granulated Sugar
  • ¼ tsp (2 g) salt
  • 1½ cups (375 ml) canned coconut milk, well-stirred
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) pure vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup (120 g) chia seeds
Garnishes (optional):
  • Non-dairy yogurt
  • Fresh or frozen berries, or mangoes
  • Fresh or canned fruit (sliced oranges, plums, pineapple)
  • Dried fruit and seeds
  • Toasted coconut
  • Toasted nuts (pudding will no longer be nut-free if using)
Cardamom Chia Pudding
Step 1

In a mortar and pestle, crush the cardamom pods until pods crack open and seeds are exposed. Remove the green husks and discard. Crush seeds.

Step 2

In a small pot, add in unsweetened coconut milk beverage, the Redpath® Organic Granulated Sugar, the crushed cardamom seeds, and salt. Place over medium heat and stir until sugar dissolves and coconut beverage just begins to simmer; 2 minutes.

Step 3

Turn off or remove from heat. Cover and allow ingredients to cool to room temperature and infuse; at least 15 minutes.

Step 4

Pour the cooled coconut-cardamom mixture into a blender. Add the canned coconut milk and pure vanilla extract. Sprinkle the chia seeds over the coconut milk, stir to immerse seeds; let sit for 2 minutes. Process until pudding is smooth and no clumps of seeds remain. Let sit again for 2 minutes. Pulse a few times to ensure pudding is well-mixed, seeds are evenly distributed, and pudding is lump-free.

Step 5

Transfer pudding into individual glasses or into a large serving dish. Cover and place in the fridge to chill; at least 4 hours or overnight.

Step 6

When ready to eat, garnish with desired toppings.

Chia pudding can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Garnish tops when serving.