VSG: For the Soul (Desserts)
and Cream Chia
and Cream Chia
SERVES: 6 PREP TIME:
1h 30 MIN Gluten Free | Soy
Free | Raw (option)
• 1 can full fat coconut milk,
• 3 - 3 1/2 cups of your favorite
vegan milk (almond, hemp, soy, etc)
• 3/4 cups whole chia seeds
• 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
• Maple syrup or your
favorite sweetener to taste
• 2 peaches, sliced
• 1 tablespoon vegan powdered
sugar, or sweetener to taste
Raw Variation: Make sure to get your seed,
nut, and coconut milks in raw form. You can
also make these yourself with the raw nuts,
seeds, and fresh mature coconut flesh! Just
blend them with water and strain through cheesecloth.
Adjust the amount of water until the desired
level of creaminess is achieved!
Pre-refrigerate the can of coconut milk overnight,
making sure not to shake it so the cream can
settle on top. When ready, skim the thick
cream from top of the can with a fork, put
into a large mixing bowl, and set aside.
Add your favorite vegan milk (3 -
3 ½ cups) to the remainder of the coconut
milk until they equal 4 cups total.
Using a large jar, or sealed container, combine
chia seeds, the 4 cup vegan milk mixture,
2 tsp of vanilla extract, and, your choice
of vegan sweetener to taste. Shake vigorously
to mix, and leave in refrigerator for 1-2
As the chia seeds are refrigerating,
prepare the coconut whipped cream. Put the
metal whisks from electric hand mixer into
the bowl with the coconut cream, cover, and
put the coconut cream with the whisks in the
refrigerator for 20 min to cool.
Then remove from refrigerator, add the vegan
powdered sugar or sweetener of your choice,
1 tsp vanilla extract, and beat with hand
mixer until fluffy. If the cream becomes too
thin, put back into refrigerator for 20 min
with whisks, and beat again. Leave it in the
refrigerator to store, and whip before serving.
When the chia pudding is done, ladle
into a dessert cup, top with a side of peaches
and a dollop of whipped cream. And most importantly...
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