This delightful recipe takes the classic bread pudding to new heights by introducing the delightful burst of chocolate chips and a drizzle of sweetened condensed milk that’s simply the icing on the cake (or should we say pudding?). If you’re looking for a dessert that’s easy to make and sure to impress, you’ve come to the right place. Whether it’s a special occasion or you simply want to treat yourself and your loved ones, this Tres Leches Bread Pudding is a fantastic choice that will have everyone asking for seconds.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE TRES LECHES BREAD PUDDING WITH CHOCOLATE CHIPS
- Unbeatable Richness: This dessert combines the creaminess of three different kinds of milk – evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and lite coconut milk. The result? A velvety, indulgent treat that’s pure bliss for your taste buds.
- Chocolate Chip Delight: Who can resist the allure of chocolate chips? They add a delightful sweetness and a touch of texture to every bite, taking this bread pudding to a whole new level of deliciousness.
- Perfectly Soaked Bread: The art of bread soaking is crucial, and this recipe nails it. The bread should absorb about 90% of the luscious milk mixture, ensuring each bite is a harmonious blend of flavors.
- Golden and Gooey: Baked to golden brown perfection, the top of this bread pudding offers a satisfying crunch while the inside remains beautifully gooey – a wonderful contrast in textures.
- Versatile Elegance: This dessert is perfect for both special occasions and everyday indulgence. Serve it warm with a scoop of ice cream for a spectacular dessert, or enjoy it as a sweet breakfast treat.
INGREDIENTS YOU NEED TO MAKE TRES LECHES BREAD PUDDING WITH CHOCOLATE CHIPS
- GF bread (adjust based on the bread used; start with 5 cups)
- Can evaporated milk
- Can sweetened condensed milk + more for topping
- Can lite coconut milk
- Coconut extract
- Vanilla extract
- Chocolate chips (optional)
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE TRES LECHES BREAD PUDDING WITH CHOCOLATE CHIPS
- A 9×13 casserole dish
- Aluminum foil
- Nonstick spray
HOW TO MAKE TRES LECHES BREAD PUDDING WITH CHOCOLATE CHIPS
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray your 9×13 casserole dish with nonstick spray.
- In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients except the bread. Toss in the bread, starting with 5 cups and adjusting based on the bread’s absorbency.
- Pour the mixture into the casserole dish and bake for 40-50 minutes until the top is golden brown.
- Let it sit for 10 minutes before serving, then drizzle sweetened condensed milk over the top.
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What’s the best type of bread to use?
For the best results, consider using baguettes or GF hamburger buns. They tend to absorb the milk mixture perfectly.
Can I make it ahead for a dinner party?
Absolutely! This bread pudding can be prepared in advance and warmed up for your special event. It’s perfect for dinner parties.
How to Store and Reheat?
Keep any leftover bread pudding in an airtight container in the fridge. To reheat, simply pop it in the microwave or oven until it’s warm and gooey again.
Can I skip the chocolate chips?
Of course, it’s optional! While chocolate chips add a delightful touch, you can make this bread pudding without them if you prefer.
Tres Leches Bread Pudding with Chocolate Chips
- Casserole Dish 9×13
- mixing bowls
- Measuring cups/spoons
- 5-7 cups of GF bread adjust based on the bread used, start with 5 cups
- 12 oz can evaporated milk
- 11 oz can sweetened condensed milk + 5oz for topping
- 13 oz can lite coconut milk
- 4 eggs
- 1 ½ tsp coconut extract
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup chocolate chips optional
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray a 9×13 casserole dish with nonstick spray.
- In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except the bread.
- Toss in the bread, starting with 5 cups. Adjust based on the absorbency of the chosen GF bread; it should soak up 90% of the liquid. TIP: I like to use baguettes or GF hamburger buns.
- Pour the mixture into the casserole dish and bake for 40-50 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
- Remove it from the oven and allow it to sit for 10 minutes before serving.
- Drizzle sweetened condensed milk over the top.
Tres Leches Bread Pudding with Chocolate Chips is a sweet sensation that elevates classic bread pudding to new heights. With a rich, velvety blend of three different milks, the delightful addition of chocolate chips, and a golden, gooey finish, it’s perfect for special occasions and everyday indulgence. Whether you’re serving it for dessert or enjoying a sweet breakfast treat, this bread pudding will have you coming back for seconds. So, gather your ingredients and give this fantastic recipe a try!