Mango chia pudding

Mango chia pudding

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Are you ready to journey to the tropics without leaving your kitchen? Allow us to introduce you to our easy mango chia pudding: a vacation in a bowl. This layered delight brings together the sweet sass of ripe mangoes, the gentle nuttiness of chia seeds, and the soothing creaminess of coconut milk. And to top off our flavour-filled trip, we have added fresh mango bits, coconut flakes, and bee pollen. Your tastebuds are about to collect some serious air miles.


  • Peel and cut the mango into pieces. Save half for serving and blend the rest.
  • Add coconut milk, milk, and chia seeds. Leave in the fridge for about 4 hours.
  • Mix skyr and honey.
  • Layer the pudding and skyr in serving bowls.
  • Serve with mango on top and sprinkle with coconut flakes and, optionally, bee pollen.

Make sure you choose the right mango. A ripe mango will yield to gentle pressure and feel somewhat soft but not mushy. It should also feel slightly heavier in your hand due to the juicy flesh inside, and it will typically emit a sweet, fruity aroma once it is ripe.


Choose between black and white chia seeds. Black chia seeds have a slightly stronger, nuttier flavour, while white chia seeds are milder.


Give the chia seeds ample time to soak up the liquid and swell up, which usually takes about four hours. However, leaving it in the fridge overnight allows the seeds to fully hydrate and achieve a perfect pudding consistency. In addition, it saves you time in the morning when all you need to do is to add your preferred toppings.

Questions about mango chia pudding

If you have never tried mango chia pudding before, you have been missing out. But worry not, we have answered some of the most frequently asked questions below that will help you create this dish without any trouble.

What to add to a chia pudding with mango?
To get a deliciously creamy consistency, we recommend mixing coconut milk and regular milk with chia seeds and blended mango. When arranging the chia pudding with mango, add skyr and honey between layers of the chia pudding to get a satisfying mouthfeel combining dense and velvety textures.
What are good toppings for mango chia pudding?
Chunks of fresh will pop against the creamy pudding, giving little bursts of juicy, tropical sweetness. Coconut flakes are great, too, adding a light crunch and a lovely hint of sweetness. A light sprinkle of bee pollen on top brings a sweet, slightly floral touch that brings everything together.
Can you make mango chia pudding in advance?
Yes, you can make mango chia pudding in advance. The chia seeds need time to absorb the liquid and swell. You should let it sit in the fridge for at least 4 hours, but you can also leave it overnight for a quick and easy breakfast or snack the next day. Remember to add the toppings just before serving to maintain their freshness and crunch.


Mango chia pudding
Ripe mango
Coconut milk
200 ml
Arla Cravendale Semi-skimmed milk
100 ml
Chia seeds
100 ml
Arla® Skyr
250 g
Liquid honey
2 tbsp
Coconut flakes
50 ml
Bee pollen (optional)
1 tsp

Try our delicious mango chia pudding

There is something about a perfectly prepared mango and chia pudding. Its distinct texture straddles the line between creamy and crunchy with the rich flavoured layers that seem to unfold with every bite. It is not just a treat; it is an experience. A velvety blend of mango, coconut milk, and regular milk with chia seeds forms a luxurious pudding that is delicately layered with a combination of skyr and honey, adding a sweet, creamy counterpoint. The final flourish? A generous topping of fresh mango pieces, coconut flakes, and a sprinkle of bee pollen. Not only does this delectable treat burst with mouthwatering flavours, but it is also delightfully simple to make. Dive in and let every spoonful be a tropical escape.

A tropical twist from mango and coconut

The pairing of mango and coconut transports you straight to a sun-drenched beach. Mango introduces a vibrant sweetness, a characteristic juiciness, and an undeniable tropical charm. Coconut lends its creamy texture and subtly sweet flavour that rounds off the zesty mango taste perfectly. Together, they create a dessert that feels like a mini vacation to the tropics right in your kitchen. It is a tropical treat that will whisk your senses away to sunnier shores. Want to see chia seeds in action? Try our recipes for chia with vanilla skyr, chia with strawberry and rhubarb, and a chia bowl with skyr and fresh fruit.

Serve it as a breakfast bowl or a dessert

Whether it is a midweek breakfast, a laid-back brunch, or a special occasion dessert, our mango chia pudding shines in any setting. Its versatility is one of its most compelling features. Serve it in a bowl for a hearty breakfast or dish it up in elegant dessert glasses for a refined, portion-sized treat that is sure to impress guests. No matter how it is served, it promises to be the star of your meal and a hit with everyone.

Choose the perfect toppings for the occasion

One of the best things about our mango chia pudding is the ability to customise the toppings to suit your taste and the occasion. Want to dial up the sweetness? A drizzle of honey will not only heighten the natural sweetness but also add a lovely smooth texture. Dried fruits, like raisins, apricots, or cranberries, offer a chewy contrast to the creamy pudding while adding a concentrated burst of fruity sweetness. But perhaps you prefer a bit of crunch? Toasted nuts, such as almond slivers, walnuts, or pistachios, give a pleasant crunch and impart a rich, earthy flavour that beautifully complements the tropical vibe of mango. Granola, with its toasted oats and nuts, is another fantastic option, adding a satisfying crunch and a subtle toasty flavour. Ultimately, it is all about striking the right balance to complement the creamy, tropical base of the mango chia pudding. So do not be afraid to experiment and find your favourite combination.