Neapolitan Chia Pudding

 

Inspired by Neapolitan or Harlequin ice cream that has three flavors, chocolate, vanilla and strawberry, all rolled into one, this chia pudding is nothing short of amazing, if I do say so myself. But don’t take my words for it. The proof is in the pudding (excuse the pun.)🍮

One day I will have to make keto Neapolitan ice cream but for the time being, let’s settle for something simple. If you have read our chocolate chia pudding or, better yet, have made it, you will know how easy it is to make. This recipe is no different. It’s Level 1 kind of easy. All you need is time (to let each layer set.) You have to make the first layer and let it set before you pour the second layer, then the third layer. It’s great to prepare it ahead of time or overnight. This recipe makes for two servings. We use one jar but you can use two smaller glasses to make it into 2 servings. It’s a good idea to make a big batch and keep in the fridge so you can enjoy it anytime you like. Just double, triple, quadruple, etc. the recipe. If you are having a dinner party, this would make a perfect dessert because you can prepare it well ahead of time and keep it chilled in individual jars. It looks so pretty your guest would sure love it.

The chocolate layer is our own Chocolate Chia Pudding. The vanilla layer is basically the same but instead of cocoa powder, we use vanilla protein powder. You can omit the protein powder and simply add vanilla extract. The strawberry layer uses the same base with added strawberry puree. It may seem time-consuming but it’s time well-spent.

Neapolitan Chia Pudding

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Yield: 2

Serving Size: 1

Calories per serving: 808

Fat per serving: 81.1

Carbs per serving: 7.9

Protein per serving: 11.4

Ingredients

    Chocolate layer
  1. 1/4 c thickened cream
  2. 1/4 c coconut cream
  3. 1 tbs cocoa powder
  4. 1 tbs chia seeds
  5. Sweetener to taste
    Vanilla layer
  1. 1/4 c thickened cream
  2. 1/4 c coconut cream
  3. 10 g vanilla protein powder
  4. 1 tbs chia seeds
    Strawberry layer
  1. 1/4 c thickened cream
  2. 1/4 c coconut cream
  3. 30 g very ripe strawberry
  4. 1 tbs chia seeds

Instructions

  • Make your chocolate layer by combining all ingredients together and stir well. Pour it into 2 jars or clear glasses. Put in the fridge to set.
  • After 30 minutes or so, make your vanilla layer the same way you do the chocolate one. Check if the first layer is set and firm. If so, pour the second layer. If not leave it a while longer and check back, then follow the same procedure.
  • Mean while puree the strawberries in a blender or with such a small amount you can microwave it for 30-40 seconds to soften them and break them up with a fork.
  • Add other ingredients and blend it all together. If strawberries are not fully ripe, the color would be pale but you would still taste the strawberry. As always if you would like more strawberries, you can add more but it would bring up your carbs. For a more distinct pink color, add a few drops of beetroot juice if you like.
  • Pour the mixture over the vanilla layer that is set an firm. Leave it in the fridge till ti's time to serve.

Notes

Another way to make this pudding is to prepare the base by combining 3/4 c of cream and 3/4 c coconut milk with sweetener then took 1/2 c of the liquid out to blend with chia seeds and cocoa powder. While it's setting, take another 1/2 c of the cream and coconut mixture to combine with chia and protein powder and follow the same procedure and so on.

As with all our recipes, the carbs count is net carb. The nutritional value is based on ingredients available here.

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