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This Lucuma Dessert Chia Pudding with Cocoa Cream is easy to make and delicious. Lucuma powder is used in place of sugar, making this creamy dish a healthy dessert. Lucuma is also a good source of potassium, calcium, iron, vitamin C, and fiber.
1/2 C. Chia Seeds
3 C. unsweetened plant-based milk
½ tsp. Vanilla
2 tsp. Honey
1/3 C + 1 Tbs. Lucuma powder
½ tsp. cinnamon
2 Tbs. Cocoa nibs
½ C. canned coconut milk, full fat, chilled in the refrigerator overnight
2 tsp. Cocoa Powder
1-2 drops of vanilla extract
1 tsp. Lucuma powder
Combine almond milk, vanilla, honey, lucuma, and cinnamon in a bowl.
Mix well, about 1-2 minutes.
Add chia; using a whisk, stir the chia to combine and thicken, making sure that there are no clumps of chia.
When chia is mixed, and there are no clumps, place in individual glasses or an airtight container and refrigerate for at least an hour.
Before serving, make cacao cream. Place the chilled coconut milk in a chilled bowl glass or metal bowl.
Add the cacao powder, lucuma powder, and a drop or two of vanilla to the coconut cream. Use a mixer to blend the ingredients until a cream forms. Cover and place into the freezer for about 20-30 minutes to chill and set before serving.
When ready to serve, place chia pudding into a dish, top with the cacao cream, and sprinkle with cacao nibs.
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