Mardi Gras Cheesecake Chia Pudding (Gluten free king cake parfaits)

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I call this Mardi Gras Cheesecake Chia pudding! You may not find a king cake baby in this healthy dessert, but you will find loads of delicious gluten free king cake flavor. Enjoy this lightly sweet, nutritious vegan king cake chia pudding for a snack or dessert.


Cinnamon Chia Pudding Layer

  • 1/4 Cup Chia Seeds
  • 1 Cup Soy Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Sea Salt

Mardi Gras Cheesecake Layer

  • 1 Cup Raw Cashews (soaked for one hour in hot water and drained)
  • 3/4 Cup Soy  Milk
  • 3 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract


  • Vanilla Granola
  • Crushed Pistachios 
  • Sprinkles


  1. Mix all the chia pudding layer ingredients in a bowl. Whisk together for about a minute until everything is evenly combined.
  2. Place the chia pudding mixture in the fridge and let it set for 1 hour (or overnight if you want).
  3. Ensure you soaked your cashews for 30 minutes in boiling water, then drain.
  4. Combine all of the Mardi Gras cheesecake layer ingredients in your blender and blend on high until evenly combined and silky smooth.
  5. Evenly split the chia pudding mixture into three small jars (6-ounce jars are pictured here).
  6. Pour the Mardi Gras cheesecake layer on top of the cinnamon chia pudding layer.
  7. Top with granola, pistachios, and  Mardi Gras colored sprinkles
  8. Place the jars in the fridge to set for 2 hours before eating.

Keywords: Mardi Gras, King Cake, Chia, Pudding, cheesecake