1cupalmond milkor use any plant-based milk of choice
2tbspmaple syrupor any sweetener of choice
1/2cupfresh red currantsor any fruit of choice (optional)
In a small mixing bowl mix chia seeds, non-dairy milk (I used almond milk), cacao powder (you can sift it first to reduce any clumps), maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Whisk until all ingredients are combined. After 10 minutes, whisk it well one more time.
Cover the mixture with a lid and refrigerate overnight or at least for 4-5 hours.
Remove the chocolate chia pudding from the fridge, stir it well one more time and garnish with some fresh or frozen fruit, chocolate shavings, coconut flakes, or whipped cream. I used fresh red currants. Serve it into small dessert-sized containers. This recipe yields 2 glasses (1/2 cup size). Feel free to double or triple the ingredients for preparing a larger batch to feed a crowd.