Easy & Creamy Tres Leches Bread Pudding Recipe Will Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Creamy tres leches bread pudding

Nothing can make your mouth water and satisfy your sweet tooth quite like bread pudding. You can have it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert -- which is one of the reasons why you need to keep a recipe close by. Luckily for you, this Creamy Tres Leches Bread Pudding recipe is just what the doctor ordered. (Maybe not the dentist, but who cares.)


Who knew that tres leches cake and bread pudding could come together and give birth to a tasty masterpiece? Tres leches -- or three milks cake -- tastes sweet, is packed with flavor, and just hits the spot.

Not only does it give me my "Southern" fix (bread pudding is kinda a big deal here), but it also throws in some Latin flavor. This recipe marries the two in a very sweet way! And it's super simple to make.

Creamy Tres Leches Bread Pudding (adapted recipe from Chef in Training)


  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 loaf of French bread, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (if you have it)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/4 cups of butter
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons of flour

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1. Preheat oven to 375 Fahrenheit.

2. Grease a rectangular baking dish with cooking spray, and place French bread cubes inside.

Creamy tres leches bread pudding

3. Mix whole milk, evaporated milk, condensed milk, two tablespoons of vanilla and almond extract, white sugar, and one teaspoon of salt together in a mixing bowl. Pour over the French bread, and bake for 45 minutes.

Creamy tres leches bread pudding

4. Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium saucepan. Once melted, add heavy cream, one tablespoon vanilla extract, brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and flour. Whisk together and simmer on low for 5 minutes.

5. When the tres leches bread pudding is done baking in the oven, allow it to cool for 15 minutes before pouring butter and cream mixture over it.

6. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for a couple hours (or overnight).

7. Serve with a spoon. (It's very creamy!)

Creamy tres leches bread pudding

Price of items used:

  • $1.25 - Evaporated milk
  • $1.75 - Condensed milk
  • $1.25 - Milk (price reflects half a $2.50 gallon)
  • $1.00 - French bread
  • $1.25 - Eggs (price reflects half of $2.50 18-count eggs)
  • $3.00 - Heavy cream

(I used butter, sugar, and flour from my refrigerator and pantry. You can purchase a small container of butter for $1, white sugar for $2, brown sugar for $2, and flour for $2.50 if you need it)

$9.50 ($16, if you purchase butter, sugar, and flour)



Images via Tanvier Peart

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