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Chia Thick Hot Chocolate

Thick hot chocolate Italian style made with chia seeds
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks, Snacks
Servings: 2


  • Blender


  • 4 dl rice milk, (see notes)
  • 4 tbsp chia seeds
  • 3 - 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ground cinnamon
  • vanilla powder


  • Heat milk in a pot. Add cocoa powder, whisk and remove from the heat, add the chia seeds and let rest for a couple of minutes. 
    Blend - preferably with a high-speed blender- until smooth. 
    If the chia seeds are not completely blended (it might depend on your blender) you could consider straining the hot chocolate.
    If needed warm up again and serve. Add some cinnamon and vanilla on the top. 


Usually, soy milk is my first choice, but for this recipe, I prefer to use rice milk because I like its sweetness. Otherwise I think cow milk has a more suitable taste for this hot chocolate than soy milk.