Get ready to indulge in the ultimate dessert fusion: Tres Leches Bread Pudding! This luscious dessert combines the flavors of traditional tres leches cake seamlessly with the comforting richness of bread pudding. It’s a match made in dessert heaven! Whether you’re hosting a gathering or simply treating yourself to a special sweet treat, this super-easy recipe is sure to impress!

an oval baking dish full of tres leches bread pudding

What is Tres Leches?

Tres leches is a popular authentic Mexican dessert. It is a sponge-like cake soaked with “three milks,” which consists of condensed milk, heavy cream, and evaporated milk. It is divine.

How is this recipe a Tres Leches

Of course, this is not your traditional tres leches recipe. We took the idea of a tres leches and combined it with a bread pudding. A beautiful brioche bread is soaked with evaporated milk, condensed milk, eggs, sugar, and vanilla before being baked to perfection. Then, it’s topped with chocolate chips and a drizzle of sweetened condensed milk.

How to make this recipe

Custard. This custard is a simple combination of egg yolks, milk, half the condensed milk, evaporated milk, sugar, and vanilla. Beat all these ingredients together.

Brioche. Cut up a loaf of brioche into bite-size pieces, and pour the custard over.

Buttered baking dish. Pour in a buttered baking dish, approx. 12×8.

Make-ahead. This recipe is best put together 6-8 hours before serving. The longer it sits the more the brioche absorbs the custard.

Bake. Top with chocolate chips and bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 50-60 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

Topping. Once the bread pudding is done, top with the condensed milk. We add a whole can onto the topping, but feel free to keep it on the side and drizzle as little or as much as you like.

an oval dish full of baked tres leches bread pudding topped with chocolate chips
tresh leches bread pudding
a slice of tres leches bread pudding on a white plate
a slice of tres leches bread pudding on a white plate

Tres Leches Bread Pudding

4.77 from 21 votes
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 12 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes
Bread pudding made with three milks, topped with chocolate chips and condensed milk! So good!

Ingredients  

  • 7 egg yolks
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condened milk (divided)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 loaf brioche bread cut into cubes
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a large bowl add yolks, milk, evaporated milk, 3/4 can condensed milk, sugar, vanilla and salt. Whisk until smooth. Add the bread. Gently fold the bread until it is all completely covered in the milk mixture. Add to a greased baking dish.
    1 loaf brioche bread, 7 egg yolks, 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condened milk (divided), 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon sea salt, 1 cup whole milk
  • Top with chocolate chips. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until golden brown and set. Drizzle with remaining condensed milk. Serve warm.
    1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

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Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 463kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 196mg | Sodium: 440mg | Potassium: 337mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 648IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 236mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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14 Comments

  1. I want to make this bread pudding for a friend who had shoulder surgery. My question is can I use plain white bread in place of the brioche?

    1. It should work! You may just need to adjust the amount of bread or liquid used. 😊

      Xo,
      Alia & Radwa

  2. If making it ahead of time do I go ahead and bake it? Or do I keep in fridge for 6-8 then bake before serving? Thanks!

    1. Great question. You don’t need to bake it in advance, just prep everything, cover and refrigerate. When you are ready to serve, bake it in the oven. The longer it sits in the custard mixture before baking, the more it absorbs the liquid, which is what you want! Let us know if you have any more questions.

  3. 4 stars
    Okay http://www.fooddolls.com, this was really good. It’s definitely a bread pudding. If I ever make again I will make about half a recipe more of the milk mixture (no egg) and pour over after, so that it has more of a tres Leche thing going on. I’ll probably omit the chocolate chips and sprinkle with cinnamon. Yummy.

    1. I was wondering if I could make the tree leche milk mixture to pour on top – worried it would get a little too mushy. Have you tried it yet?

  4. 4 stars
    It was easy to make, it was an impressive dessert for dinner guest. I served with vanilla ice cream. I thought the white sauce was to sweet. But my husband loved it! I will make again.

    1. So glad it was a hit! Yes, the condensed milk can be sweet, you can always leave it on the side and everyone can add as little or as much as they like!

  5. 5 stars
    2nd time using your recipe and it’s great! I use a cinnamon brioche loaf and leave out the chocolate chips for a cinnamon tres leche bread pudding and it’s perfect!