Bourbon Bread Pudding

Bourbon bread pudding with drunken nibs from the indi chocolate Infusion Kit

Revitalize a classic recipe this holiday season with some boozy nibs! With all the craziness of December, sometimes things get missed, like that stale piece of bread in the corner. Fear no more and reduce your waste by using it to make Bourbon Bread Pudding with cacao nibs. Soak the nibs in that bourbon you've been saving all year for a yummy dessert that's sure to keep your soul warm. 

bourbon bread pudding


Bread Pudding

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 loaf of leftover bread (we love Sea Wolf bread) 
  • 4 Tbsp. bourbon
  • 3/4 cup cacao nibs (soaked in said bourbon)

What's the easiest way to accomplish the cacao nibs soaked in bourbon? Use one of our Cacao Infusion Kits! Make boozy nibs in the comfort of your home. Plus, you can make chocolate infused drinks with the spirit of your choice. For this recipe, we recommend using the Cinnamon Cacao Infusion Kit for a more festive blend of flavors. 

Bourbon Caramel Sauce

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp. bourbon
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt

bourbon bread pudding


Bread Pudding

  1. Combine the cacao nibs, bourbon, and vanilla. Allow to soak for 1-2 hours (more if you are forward thinking).
  2. Grease 9x13 baking dish. Another option is using smaller, individual ramekins, making for beautiful single serving muffin-like puddings.
  3. Mix eggs, whole milk, heavy cream, sugar, extract, and salt in bowl.
  4. Cut bread into 1/2 inch squares and place in baking dish.
  5. Pour egg mixture over the top and let stand for 5 minutes.
  6. Submerge bread and refrigerate until one hour before you're ready to cook.
  7. Combine nib and bourbon mixture into bread mixture.
  8. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  9. Bake until bread pudding has puffed up and is golden brown, approximately 50 minutes.
  10. Remove and place on cooling rack. Begin to make Bourbon Caramel Sauce
Bourbon Caramel Sauce
  1. Mix sugar, cinnamon, and salt together in small bowl.
  2. Melt butter in saucepan over medium-low heat.
  3. Add sugar mixture, cream, and bourbon to saucepan, stirring continually.
  4. Cook, stirring often, until thickened, about 5-8 minutes.
  5. Pour sauce over bread pudding and let cool for 5-10 minutes.
  6. Serve and enjoy!