Lactose-free orange chia pudding

Lactose-free orange chia pudding

1 h
A sweet breakfast does not have to be heavy or require you to spend hours in the kitchen. With a lactose-free orange chia pudding, you get a fresh and creamy dish with plenty of flavours for everyone to enjoy. Featuring great toppings like toasted almonds and colourful fresh fruits as well as flavourful spices, it packs a big punch and be a great breakfast dish or even dessert for special occasions.


  • Add sugar, vanilla powder, clove, cardamom, cinnamon, and chia seeds to a bowl. Add lactose-free semi-skimmed milk and lactose-free natural yogurt. Stir everything well and place the lactose-free chia cinnamon pudding covered in the fridge overnight.
  • For the blueberry compote, put frozen blueberries in a pan with sugar and cook for about 6 min. Leave to cool.
  • Stir the chopped almonds into the chia mixture. Whisk the LactoFREE cream to whip and fold it in.
  • Spread the orange pieces and compote at the bottom of a small serving glass. Spoon the chia mixture into the same glass and top with fresh passion fruit, pomegranate seeds, toasted almonds, and fresh blueberries.

Mixing the lactose-free orange chia pudding well is an important step. Chia seeds tend to clump together, so it is important to stir or whisk the mixture well to prevent clumping and ensure that the seeds are evenly distributed throughout the liquid.


You can use a whisk, fork, or spoon to mix the pudding, making sure to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl to ensure that all the seeds are mixed in. It is a good idea to mix it a few times while it sets in the fridge. This will help ensure that the seeds are evenly distributed and that the dish gains a smooth and creamy texture even before you mix in the lactose-free cream.

Questions about lactose-free orange chia pudding

Craving a delightfully refreshing breakfast with a lot of delicious flavours? Then our lactose-free orange chia pudding is just what you need. To learn more about it, read our answers to some frequently asked questions about it below.

What toppings to use for lactose-free orange chia pudding?
Top the chia pudding with oranges, fresh passion fruit, and pomegranate seeds for a vibrant citrusy sweetness, while fresh blueberries and blueberry compote offer a burst of berry flavour. Toasted almonds add crunch and depth of flavour. Their variety of textures keeps things interesting, while their colours make the pudding visually appealing.
How long does lactose-free orange chia pudding last?
Lactose-free orange chia pudding can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. However, it is important to note that the longer it is stored, the more the chia seeds will absorb the liquid, causing the pudding to thicken, firm up, and potentially lose some of its creaminess.
How long does lactose-free orange chia pudding take to set?
As a rule of thumb, lactose-free orange chia pudding typically takes at least 3-4 hours to set in the fridge. However, many recipes, including this one, will recommend letting it set for a minimum of 4-6 hours or preferably overnight for the best results. The chia seeds need time to absorb the liquid and thicken the pudding, so the longer you let it sit, the thicker and creamier it will be.


Lactose-free orange chia pudding:
Arla® LactoFREE Milk semi-skimmed
200 ml
Lactose-free natural yogurt
200 g
Arla® LactoFREE Whipping and cooking cream
150 ml
2 tbsp
Almonds (Coarsely chopped, with shell)
75 g
Vanilla powder
¼ tsp
Ground cloves
¼ tsp
Ground cardamom
1 tsp
Ground cinnamon
1 tsp
Chia seeds
5 tbsp
Blueberry compote: 
Frozen blueberries
250 g
100 g
Oranges (cut into small pieces)
Fresh passion fruits
Pomegranate seeds
Toasted almonds
Fresh blueberries

Lactose-free orange chia pudding with warm spices and delicious toppings

Chia pudding is a popular breakfast dish that has become a staple for many people in recent years. Chia seeds have a mild, nutty flavour that is slightly earthy and slightly sweet, matching the sweet yet tangy oranges perfectly. When soaked in liquid like lactose-free milk and yogurt, they gain a delicious gelatinous texture while retaining a bit of crunch.

Our lactose-free orange chia pudding uses warm spices like cloves, cardamom, and cinnamon for exotic warmth. These sweet, spicy flavours, paired with fresh orange, create a scrumptious, zesty breakfast. Topped with almonds, blueberries, pomegranate seeds, and passion fruit, this vibrant pudding offers diverse, irresistible textures and flavours.

Mixed with lactose-free whipped cream and almonds

To make our lactose-free orange chia pudding even more creamy and give it a dessert vibe, we add soft whipped cream for a velvety consistency and deliciously rich taste without the heaviness. To offset this creamy texture and keep things interesting with every mouthful, almonds and fresh toppings are added for crunch and texture.

You should also try our classic lactose-free rice pudding with cherry sauce, reminiscent of Nordic Christmas desserts. Also, do not miss our lactose-free overnight chia porridge with baked rhubarb and lactose-free chia porridge with blueberries and almonds.