Easy Vegan Chia Coconut “Cream”

Serve over baked cinnamon apples or other fruit


Easy  |  Servings: 8  |  Ready In: 10 minutes  |  Yield: about 4 cups

This east chia coconut pouring cream is a healthy vegan substitute for traditional dairy cream.  This quick, gluten-free recipe is delicious served over Cinnamon Apple Crumble, Broiled Bananas, or used in a Chia Pudding Parfait.


How It’s Done

To make the Easy Vegan Coconut Chia “Cream”: Combine everything and stir well. Let sit for at least 10 minutes. It will thicken and become a pourable “cream”. Serve over warm baked fruit or refrigerate for up to 10 days.

Yields: About 4 cups

Chia seeds are native to Peru, where they fueled ancient Incan warriors as they made their long treks through the Andes Mountains


Chef Katie’s Tips:

Other Non-Dairy Milk: Use your favorite drinking non-dairy milk.  

More Sweetness: If you want added sweetness, you can add date water (left from soaking dates in warm water), maple syrup, Stevia, or your preferred sweetener.

Play with Spices:  Cinnamon is an easy go-to spice, but experiment with other sweet spices.  Cardamom, nutmeg, ginger and even a Pumpkin Pie spice mix would all taste great!

See how it’s done


Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving (1/8 recipe, about 1/2 cup)

Calories 84.69
Calories From Fat (58%) 49.15
% Daily Value

  • Total Fat 5.69g 9%
  • Saturated Fat 0.81g 4%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 62.18mg 3%
  • Potassium 55.81mg 2%
  • Total Carbohydrates 6.31g 2%
  • Fiber 5.11g 20%
  • Sugar 0.08g
  • Protein 2.54g 5%
  • Calcium 0.23mg <1%
  • Iron 103.85mg 577%
  • Vitamin A IU
  • Vitamin C 0.07mg <1%

Shopping List

  • Organic Chia Seeds, Viva Naturals, 2 lb
  • Califia Farms Coconut Almondmilk Blend, Dairy Free, Plant Milk, Vegan, Non-GMO, Toasted Coconut
  • Frontier Organic Vietnamese Cinnamon, Ground, 1.31 Ounce

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