Nurture your Love on Valentine’s Day with this Red Wine and Dark Chocolate Chia Pudding. A moderately healthy dessert that feels downright decadent!
Ok, technically I didn’t use wine in this recipe. I used a fortified wine I have very recently fallen head over heels for. Lillet Rouge.
And, technically, I didn’t use chocolate either. I used unsweetened cocoa powder.
I love the texture of chia pudding. It reminds me of tapioca, which is another favorite. A dessert that gives me something to chew on is much appreciated in this house.
Dessert doesn’t happen every day for me. So, if I’m gonna go for it, I want to know I’m having dessert! I don’t want some meek, unobtrusive concotion that just slides down my throat apologetically. I want a postprandial treat that engages.
And (if I can take this into the figurative realm for a second) dessert can also be a time to dive deeper into the conversation. For you and your comrades to give each other “something to chew on.” Extended time at the table encourages extended investigation into the thoughts, dreams and feelings of the people surrounding you.
So, this Valentine’s Day, let’s indulge in dessert both figuratively and literally. Dig in. Ask questions. Share stories. Connect. And love with all your might.
Pin this Red Wine + Dark Chocolate Chia Pudding to your Desserts board.
If Banana + Rum sounds more your speed, check out my Boozy Banana Chia Pudding recipe.
- 1 13.5 ounce can of full-fat coconut milk
- 5 1/2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 2/3 cup Lillet Rouge
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- Lillet Rouge and cacao nibs to top
Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and whisk until well combined.
Cover and refrigerate 8 hours to overnight.
Serve with a drizzle of Lillet Rouge and some cacao nibs on top.
- Prep time does not include chilling.
- Calories and nutrition information are approximate depending on ingredients and serving size.