Irish Dark and White Bread Pudding Recipe

Looking for a recipe, “How to make bread pudding?” Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style with this Irish Dark and White Bread Pudding Recipe! The chocolatey sauce is incredible, made with white and dark chocolate (you can also use Irish Cream). It’s a delicious, gooey dessert, perfect for an Irish dinner party.

Chocolate Bread Pudding

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 This recipe is also delicious to serve at an Irish dinner party!

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.

How to make bread pudding

Many delicious meals were served, but this Irish Dark and White Bread Pudding Recipe we will never forget.

We watched Aunt Kay in the kitchen tossing the bread chunks together with the chocolate chips. Then baking the bread. Then making the rich chocolate sauce! To be in Dublin, and watching an Irish recipe being made at the same time–be still my heart. We want to go back!

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.

Chocolate Bread Pudding

Made with both white and dark chocolate chips, this bread pudding is served with a creamy sauce poured over the top, right before serving! You can also make this sauce with Irish Cream.

Scrumptious for your next dinner party, or St. Paddy’s Day! Serve it hot, drizzled with this amazing cream sauce! ENJOY!

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Irish Dark and White Bread Pudding Recipe

Recipe from
Prep Time2 hrs 40 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time3 hrs 40 mins
Servings: 6


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • Gradually beat in 1 1/2 cups cream and milk. Add cream mixture to bread mixture; stir to combine. Let stand 30 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Bake pudding until edges are golden and custard is set in center, about 1 hour. Cool pudding slightly.
  • Drizzle bread pudding with sauce and serve warm.

More St. Patrick Day recipes:
Guinness Beer Beef Chuck Roast Recipe
Irish Slaw Dip
Irish Pub Salad

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

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  3. 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!

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

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

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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 :)

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

  11. 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.

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