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Mango Chia Pudding

Amazing Mango Chia Pudding is thick, creamy and incredibly tasty! It is healthy, nutritious, no cook and makes a perfect breakfast, dessert or snack this summer. A must try recipe!

We love using fresh ripe mangoes in making desserts all summer long. Some of our favorites include Mango Kulfi, Mango Lemonade, Mango Mug Cake or Mango Crisp.

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mango chia pudding topped with mango in cups.

Mango Chia Pudding

An amazing tropical pudding made with fresh fruit, coconut milk, chia seeds and ground cardamom. It is thick, creamy, easy, healthy, will leave you filling and so good when enjoyed cold on a hot summer day like this coconut milk chia pudding.

My favorite part is that this Indian inspired recipe can be easily stored in the fridge or freezer and enjoyed when for breakfast, dessert or snack.

Why you’ll love this recipe?

  1. Meal Prep – Great in the fridge or freezer for a quick grab-and-go breakfast, dessert or snack.
  2. Quick and EasyNo cook, simply stir and chill.
  3. Perfect summer recipe – Delicious enjoyed cold on a hot day and made with the most popular tropical fruit in season.
  4. Amazingly healthy – The three main ingredients make them high in fiber, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats. It keeps you full and satisfied. It is also vegan and gluten free.
  5. Thick and Creamy – The chia seeds soaks up the liquid and has a pudding texture and lends itself to endless topping possibilities to contrast the creamy texture.

Use fresh ripe Mangoes

Use sweet, ripe and delicious fruit to make the best tasting recipe! They should be yellow in color with no signs of green. It should feel very soft to the touch and with a creamy flesh without much fiber.

Can I use frozen mango?

Sure can! However frozen fruits are not generally sweet and tasty when compared to the ones picked in the peak of summer. So, we highly recommend using fresh ones.

Can I use other sweetener?

White granulated sugar is delicious when paired with other ingredients but other healthy sweeteners like honey or maple syrup may be used.

Why is this healthy?

Chia Seeds – It is high in fiber, protein, antioxidants and contains healthy omega 3 fats. The soluble fiber may help with weight loss by keeping you full and also help with constipation.

Mango – Low in calories, high in magnesium, potassium, fiber, folate and rich in vitamins A, C, K and E.

Coconut milk – It’s full of important nutrients like manganese and copper. It’s also lactose free, anti inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties.

How long does it take to thicken?

The seeds begin to absorb the liquid in just a couple of hours and build a gel like consistency. It is best if left in the refrigerator for at least 5 hours or overnight, which makes it a great option for meal prep.

Topping ideas

Any of the following ingredients will be delicious with this recipe-

  • Chopped mango
  • Shredded coconut
  • Sliced almonds or cashews
  • Chopped cherries

Ingredients needed

  1. Chia seeds – There are white and black seeds available and both work for this dessert recipe. Also, check that the seeds aren’t old.
  2. Mango – Use a sweet and ripe fruit that you enjoy eating.
  3. Coconut milk – We used full fat canned milk for this. It creates a super creamy texture and makes it rich and delicious. 
  4. Sweetener – We used regular white sugar that compliments other ingredients.
  5. Flavoring – We highly recommend using freshly ground cardamon. Refer notes to make easily at home.

Pro Tips for Success

  • Use sweet mango – Select a sweet, ripe and delicious tasting fresh fruit.
  • Cardamom – Use freshly ground cardamom instead of store bought cardamom powder.
  • Use other flavorings – Try using other flavorings like vanilla or almond extract instead of cardamom.
  • Milk – Try using regular milk or almond milk instead.
  • Amount of sugar – It depends on the sweetness of the fruit used. Use as much or as little you like.
ingredients needed.

stirring chia seeds, coconut milk, mango puree in a glass jar.


Make Mango Puree – Peel the fruit, chop the flesh (discarding the seed) into chunks and then blend into a fine puree using a mini food processor or small blender. Measure 1/2 cup for the recipe.

Mix and Chill – In a mason jar or bowl with a lid, stir together all ingredients. Top with your favorite toppings, cover and place the mixture in the fridge for at least 4 to 5 hours. I like to do this step the night before and let it sit in my fridge all night!

How to store?

Keep leftovers stored in the fridge where they will stay good for 4-5 days or freeze for up to 1 month. Leave overnight in the fridge to thaw.

chia pudding with mango in glass jars.

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mango chia pudding in glass jars.

Mango Chia Pudding

Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 5 minutes

Amazing Mango Chia Pudding is thick, creamy and incredibly tasty! It is healthy, nutritious, no cook and makes a perfect breakfast, dessert or snack this summer. A must try recipe!


Toppings (optional)


Make mango puree

Peel and cut one large very ripe mango into chunks (discarding the seed) and blend into puree using a small blender or mini food processor. Measure 1/2 cup for the recipe.

Make pudding

1. Add mango puree and all other ingredients into a mason jar or any glass container and mix thoroughly (use 2 tablespoons sugar, mix well, taste and add more if not sweet enough).

2. Top with desired toppings, Seal and refrigerate for at least 5 hours to thicken. Enjoy cold!

Pudding can be stored in refrigerator for up to 3 days or frozen for up to 2 weeks (thaw overnight in the refrigerator).


Use sweet mango – Select a sweet, ripe and delicious tasting fresh fruit.

Cardamom – Use freshly ground cardamom instead of store bought cardamom powder.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 324Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 80mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 5gSugar: 24gProtein: 4g

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