A cold and creamy dessert, this Vegan Chia Pudding with Strawberry Banana Nice Cream will make your taste buds dance. Frozen strawberries and bananas are blitzed into delicious soft-serve ice cream, that’s dolloped over a thick and creamy chia pudding – all without any added sugar. You’re welcome!

vegan chia pudding in a glass topped with strawberry nice cream and fresh strawberries

This vegan chia pudding with strawberry nice cream means you can have ice cream for breakfast! It’s packed full of nutrition, creamy and cooling and perfect during the summer months. But honestly, we can’t resist ice cream any month of the year – it’s so delicious!

What is Chia Pudding?

Chia pudding is made with chia seeds; small black seeds – that are very absorbent. When you submerge them in liquid (usually some kind of nut milk), they absorb the liquid, thicken it and transform into a delicious creamy consistency. It’s a great option for making healthy breakfasts, desserts, and snacks.

What I love most, is that this vegan chia pudding can be made in advance, and stored in the fridge – until you’re ready to serve. You can make it the night before – if you’re planning on having it for breakfast. Then all you need to do in the morning is whip up the nice cream, which is just as easy as making a smoothie.

vegan chia pudding in a glass topped with strawberry nice cream and fresh strawberries

How to Make Nice Cream Healthy?

Don’t fret! This nice cream isn’t packed full of heavy cream and refined added sugar. Instead, it’s full of wholesome and simple ingredients – nature’s candy for that sweet kick! It tastes incredible and is a healthy option – to enjoy it more often!

To make healthy strawberry nice cream, I used a combination of frozen strawberries and bananas, blended with a dash of almond milk. The frozen fruit helps to create the most deliciously cool and thick texture. Not to mention, it’s also loaded with nutrients!

How to Make Chia Pudding With Strawberry Nice Cream – Step By Step

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  1. Blend 2 cups of almond milk, ripe banana, and dates (Images 1, 2 and 3)
  2. Transfer into a bowl and stir in the chia seeds (Image 4)
  3. Wash and cut fresh strawberries into thin slices and arrange around two clean and dry glasses – if you’re after a fancy presentation like mine (Image 8). Otherwise, miss this step
  4. Pour the pudding equally into 2 glasses and refrigerate for an hour or until set (overnight is best)
  5. Just before serving, blend 1/2 cup of almond milk, frozen bananas, and frozen strawberries into a soft-serve nice cream consistency (Images 5, 6 and 7)
  6. Pour ice cream over the chia puddings and top with fresh strawberries (Image 8)

Top Tips and Variations

  • Make sure to use frozen fruit to make the nice cream
  • I used almond milk for the chia pudding but any nut milk will work
  • You can make the chia pudding in advance and store it in the fridge until you’re ready to make the nice cream and serve
  • Top the nice cream pudding with any fresh fruits, nuts or seeds you like. I love to use chopped almonds
vegan chia pudding in a glass topped with strawberry nice cream and fresh strawberries

More Chia Seed Recipes You Might Like:

Have you tried homemade nice cream before? What’s your favourite flavour? Leave me a comment below!

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How To Make Chia Pudding With Strawberry Nice Cream

Prep Time: 15 mins
Resting time in the refridgerator: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins
Yield: 4 people
A cold and creamy dessert, this Vegan Chia Pudding with Strawberry Banana Nice Cream will make your taste buds dance. Frozen strawberries and bananas are blitzed into a delicious soft serve ice cream, that's dolloped over a thick and creamy chia pudding – all without any added sugar. You're welcome!

Ingredients
 

  • 2 1/2 cups almond milk, unsweetened
  • 1/2 banana, ripe
  • 2 dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 2 cups banana, ripe, frozen, sliced
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, frozen
  • 2 strawberries, fresh

Equipment

  • blender

Instructions
 

Chia Pudding

  • Blend 2 cups of almond milk, dates and ripe banana
  • Transfer into a bowl and stir in the chia seeds
  • Pour the pudding equally into 2 glasses and refrigerate for an hour or until set (overnight is best)

Nice Cream

  • Just before serving, blend 1/2 cup of almond milk, frozen bananas and frozen strawberries into a nice cream consistency.

How to serve

  • Wash cut fresh strawberries into thin slices and arrange around the chia pudding glasses – if you're after a fancy presentation.
  • Pour nice cream over the chia puddings.
  • Top with fresh strawberries

Notes

  • Make sure to use frozen fruit to make the nice cream
  • I used almond milk for the chia pudding but any nut milk will work
  • You can make the chia pudding in advance and store it in the fridge until you’re ready to make the ice cream and serve
  • Top the nice cream pudding with any fruits, nuts or seeds you like. I love to use chopped almonds

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 223kcal (11%)Carbohydrates: 35g (12%)Protein: 6g (12%)Fat: 9g (14%)Saturated Fat: 1g (5%)Sodium: 208mg (9%)Potassium: 467mg (13%)Fiber: 11g (44%)Sugar: 15g (17%)Vitamin A: 50IU (1%)Vitamin C: 22.3mg (27%)Calcium: 328mg (33%)Iron: 1.9mg (11%)

Keep in mind that the nutritional values provided are approximations and suggestions. This nutrition facts table cannot account for your individual needs. Your body — including your hunger and satiety cues — change daily. It’s perfectly fine to eat more or less on different days. Instead of letting food guilt take over, consider mindful eating.

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Cuisine: Western
Course: Breakfast, Snack
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