Chocolate Custard Chia "Tapioca"
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This Chocolate Custard Chia "Tapioca" is the most delicious milk chocolatey chia pudding you'll ever taste and reminds me of the tapioca I enjoyed as a child! Thankfully this version is a whole lot better for me: it's sugar free, a THM S dessert or snack, and low carb. Even better, it contains 7 grams of protein per serving! Check out the notes section below for allergy info (gluten, dairy, and nut free options).
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: THM S, Low Carb, Sugar Free, Keto
Serves: 5-6
  1. Whisk the first section of ingredients very well in a nonstick saucepan. Whisk in the chia seeds and turn the heat to medium (maybe a little lower on a gas stovetop). Cook until the mixture just starts to bubble, whisking often, especially towards the end. Pull the pan off the heat as soon as the eggs thicken up and small bubbles form, then whisk in the Super Sweet Blend, cocoa powder, and vanilla. Taste and add more sweetener if desired. Refrigerate overnight to thicken, then enjoy!
  2. This "tapioca" is good warm or cold. If I heat it up for breakfast, stirring a little bit of peanut butter into it to melt is super yummy. (This pudding does contain 7 grams of protein per serving, but for breakfast you might want to add some extra protein on the side, such as collagen in your coffee or tea.)
  3. TIP: If you accidentally cook this too long and end up with scrambled eggs in your pudding, you can try using an immersion blender to blend it and smooth it out. You'll lose some of the "tapioca" effect because you'll be blending the chia seeds, but some texture remains and the pudding actually becomes a really nice consistency.
-I really like Thai Kitchen Lite Unsweetened Coconut Milk! Look for it at Walmart, your local grocery store, or online. You can use full-fat coconut milk, but I don’t see the point of adding excess calories when this pudding is nice and creamy already!
-Nutrition info calculated for each of 5 servings. Nutrition and allergy info for “tapioca” only, not toppings.
-Gluten Free
-Dairy Free
-Nut Free if you use the low-calorie unsweetened carton kind of coconut milk in place of the almond/cashew milk. Most people with tree nut allergies can have coconut products, but confirm with your doctor first.
Calories: 192 Fat: 13g Carbohydrates: 3.4g net carbs (minus fiber and sugar alcohols) Protein: 7g
Recipe by Briana Thomas at