Irish Dark and White Bread Pudding Recipe

This Irish Dark and White Bread Pudding Recipe is a delicious gooey dessert, made with white and dark chocolate for St. Patrick’s Day!

Because we are an Irish Family (well, my husband is), and we love bread pudding, I want to share with you today an amazing, tantalizing Irish recipe from

Irish Dark and White Bread Pudding Recipe

My husband and I traveled to Dublin a few years ago. One thing we noticed was that the people were so inviting and hospitable. Seriously, those words fell from our lips every day during our visit. Hospitality stood out like a beautiful bouquet.

It was our first time there, and our first time to meet some of my husband’s family, and we relished the love that we received.

Irish Dark and White Bread Pudding Recipe

Irish Dark and White Bread Pudding Recipe

Since we love bread pudding, today it’s all about making it the “Irish” way.

Made with both white and dark chocolate chips, this bread pudding is served with a creamy sauce poured over the top, right before serving!

Scrumptious for your next dinner party, or St. Paddy’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

What fun Irish treats will you be celebrating with tonight?

Irish Dark and White Bread Pudding Recipe

Irish Dark and White Bread Pudding Recipe

Recipe from


  • 4 cups whipping cream, divided
  • 6 tablespoons Irish cream liqueur
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 14 cups 3/4-inch cubes French bread with crust (about 12 ounces)
  • 6 ounces bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 6 ounces imported white chocolate, chopped
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup plus 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray


  1. For the sauce, bring 2 cups whipping cream, liqueur, sugar, and vanilla to boil in heavy medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Mix cornstarch and 2 teaspoons water in small bowl to blend; whisk into cream mixture.
  2. Boil until sauce thickens, stirring constantly, about 3 minutes. Cool, then cover and refrigerate until cold, about 2 hours. (Can be made 3 days ahead. Keep refrigerated.)
  3. For the bread pudding, combine bread, chocolate, and white chocolate in large bowl; toss to blend. Using electric mixer, beat eggs, 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, and vanilla in another large bowl to blend.
  4. Gradually beat in 1 1/2 cups cream and milk. Add cream mixture to bread mixture; stir to combine. Let stand 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish with nonstick spray. Transfer bread mixture to prepared dish, spreading evenly. Drizzle with remaining 1/2 cup cream. Sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons sugar.
  6. Bake pudding until edges are golden and custard is set in center, about 1 hour. Cool pudding slightly.
  7. Drizzle bread pudding with sauce and serve warm.
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More St. Patrick Day recipes:
Guinness Beer Beef Chuck Roast Recipe
Irish Slaw Dip
Irish Pub Salad

Irish Dark & White Bread Pudding

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13 comments on “Irish Dark and White Bread Pudding Recipe”

  1. Happy St Patricks Day from N Ireland.

    Glad you received a warm welcome :)

    That looks delicious – I’ve only made Bread and Butter Pudding with raisins or chocolate.

  2. Happy St. Patrick’s day, Sandy! That bread budding has me crryyyyyyinnngggggaaaa.

  3. I LOVE to eat bread pudding. In fact, I used to eat it quite a bit as a kid. I always thought it was such a treat :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

  4. Goodness gracious, that looks yummy! Bread pudding is one of my favorite desserts. Time-consumine, but worth every minute. Key lime bread pudding is my favorite, but anything with chocolate is good, too. I’ll have to file away this recipe for sure!

  5. This looks so good that my mouth is watering!! I have a recipe for Bread Pudding that has a whiskey rum sauce and raisins. This one with the chocolate looks divine.

  6. This bread pudding looks so darn good. Irish cream and chocolate? Yes, I’m sold!

  7. Oh that looks really yummy. Bread pudding with chocolate? I can’t wait to try and make one. Thanks for sharing the recipe. )

  8. Looks so tasty! I can’t wait to try creating a vegan version of this recipe. Maybe even tonight!

  9. Whipping cream is listed twice but the video shows heavy cream. Is this a mistake? Also, where is the sauce recipe? 

    • Brandi, the first few ingredients are for the sauce. You can make it ahead if you need to, and warm up later to drizzle over the warm bread pudding!

  10. Thanks 

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