When chia seeds come into contact with liquids they swell and the outside of the seed takes on a gel like consistency. To make a chia seed pudding you mix the measured seeds with your choice of liquid, usually a nut milk of some kind. You need to keep stirring every 5 minutes until the seeds are no longer clumping but are swollen enough to form a uniform mix, you can then place the pudding in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours. Stir once again and then decant the pudding into separate bowls or glasses for serving. Usually other ingredients will be added to give the chia pudding a flavour and texture if desired. For instance it can be sweetened with honey or agave nectar, vanilla essence could be added you could use a nut milk that has been blended with cardamom. A fruit purée could be layered on top or a nut butter could be added, the options are vast and I just have fun with mine!
3 tbsp chia seeds
1 cup almond milk