Serves 4

Chia seeds in liquid take on a gelatinous texture perfect for puddings, as in this parfait. Serve the parfaits in tall glasses to show off the layers.


For the pudding:
  • 1 tsp. matcha green-tea powder
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup plain, whole-milk yogurt
  • 6 tsp. maple syrup
  • 3 Tbsp. chia seeds

    For the parfaits:
  • 1 fresh ripe peach, pureed or mashed
  • 3/4 cup fresh raspberries, pureed or mashed


    Place the matcha in a medium glass bowl. Heat the milk in a small saucepan over low heat to 175° F.

    Slowly pour in 1/4 cup of the milk, whisking vigorously for 1 minute. When the matcha is completely dissolved, whisk in the remaining milk. Let cool 10 to 15 minutes. Whisk the yogurt into the matcha milk. Stir in the maple syrup and chia seeds.

    Chia seeds tend to clump together, so make sure they are all separately immersed. Cover and refrigerate 5 hours, or overnight, until custardy.

    To assemble: Layer in order 1 tablespoon peach, 1/2 cup chia pudding, 1 tablespoon raspberries.

    From Steeped: Recipes Infused with Tea by Annelies Zijderveld, Andrews McMeel Publishing 2015.

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