The perfect sweet treat for a spring brunch or dessert, this chocolate berry bread pudding is filled with juicy bursts of blueberries and raspberries in every bite.
chocolate berry bread pudding

I’ve been a coffee addict for as long as I can remember.

It may have something to do with the fact that my mother started feeding it to me STRAIGHT FROM THE WOMB. But who knows. Maybe not.

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I’m sure she meant well, but I’m also sure that when she let us have our first venti lattes totally-not-decaf sips at age 10 and a half, she secretly hoped that we would love it as much as she did so that she wouldn’t be the lone addict in the house. My dad liked coffee just fine and would drink it, maybe, if it the opportunity arose, but my mom would live and die by her morning brew – 8 cups and one for the road. And not a sip less.

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Congrats mom. YOU WIN!

To this day, I refuse to get out of bed if there is no less than 16 oz of coffee in my near future, and it has to be strong and dark and life-affirming. (#NoPressure.)

I’m super particular about that first cup (it HAS to be warm and it HAS to taste like a kick in the face), but at least once a week, I also treat myself to something a little bit fancier later in the day. These can add up, though, and at some point I realized how much I was spending on those coffee shop drinks and decided I had to rein myself in!

So I was super happy when I discovered a new line of Iced Coffee ready-to-drink beverages from International Delight! These taste JUST like your iced coffee shop favorites…but straight from your own fridge so you can have a drink that tastes all kinds of fancy at your disposal in less than two minutes. I so love that.

I was able to snag both the vanilla and the caramel macchiato flavors at the store recently, and I have been OBSESSED with having a cup of them for dessert every night. It’s heavenly.

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Just like my momma shared her love of coffee with me (never mind that I was an inappropriately young age at the time), I felt like it was only right for me to share my love of these International Delight Iced Coffees with her, especially with Mother’s Day coming up.

Since this holiday is All About That Brunch AND since I shared a savory bread pudding with you all last week, I couldn’t resist going sweet for this recipe.

In the name of balance.

And moderation.

And fairness.

(And chocolate-smothered berries.)

 

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Bread puddings can be REEAALLLYYY rich from all the heavy cream and eggs, so I lightened this by replacing half of the heavy cream with International Delight’s Vanilla Iced Coffee. It adds a hint of coffee flavor to the mix that ends up complimenting the juicy berries and sweet chocolate so well.

This bread pudding is absolutely the best straight from the oven while it is still warm and gooey, but if you must wait to eat and serve it, then allow it to come to room temperature before eating for the best eating experience. I INSIST.

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Chocolate Berry Bread Pudding
 
The perfect sweet treat for a spring brunch or dessert, this chocolate berry bread pudding is filled with juicy bursts of blueberries and raspberries in every bite.
Yield: 10-12 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 loaf challah bread, torn into cubes
  • 12 oz blueberries
  • 12 oz frozen raspberries
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 cups International Delight Vanilla Iced Coffee
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ tbsp cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the challah bread cubes, blueberries, raspberries, and dark chocolate chips so that they are well combined.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the Iced Coffee, heavy cream, eggs, sugar, and cinnamon. Pour this custard over the bread mixture and toss until all of the bread is soaked in it.
  4. Pour the soaked bread cube mixture and any leftover liquid into a 9x13-inch baking pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until set in the center. Serve warm or at room temperature
Notes
An Eats Well With Others Original
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 slice

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This conversation is sponsored by International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.

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50 Responses to Chocolate Berry Bread Pudding

  1. …with some cinnamon – I love it!
    This ain’t yo mamma’s bread pudding! 😛

  2. If I knew I was having this delicious bread pudding and a strong cup of coffee the next morning, I’d go to bed a very happy person. Your bread pudding looks out of this world!

  3. o Boy..that pudding looks crazily delicious and comforting!

  4. Krista says:

    I love bread pudding, all bread pudding, but yours looks especially decadent and marvelous, Joanne. 🙂

  5. Bread pudding is a favorite of mine and this one looks really unique and, of course, quite tasty!

  6. debbie says:

    My husband is a huge fan of bread pudding. I think he would devour this!

  7. hugs to all the coffee loving people in this world..on that note, i want to start brewing my own cold coffee. btw this is perfect for an indulging breakfast or brunch.

  8. I never used to like coffee. But, my Mom didn’t either…so there’s that.
    Then, I met my husband and he got me OBSESSED with the stuff. And now I am with you on needing 16oz to get out of bed.
    But, I would also take a big slice of this amazing pudding instead. Chocolate and cherries are the BEST! Pinned!

  9. oh my gawd, girl. . that first photo!!! just want to do a face plant into this chocolate berry bread pudding!!! looks sooooo good!!! Wishing your mom a fabulous Mother’s Day!

  10. Oh hey there caffeinated bread pudding! Sounds like just what I need. I wouldn’t say I’m a coffee addict (it makes me feel dehydrated, so I just don’t drink it everyday even though I want to), but I would write love songs to coffee. Well, I probably already have, but I’d write more.

  11. Johanna GGG says:

    It is such bread and butter pudding weather right now that I just want a big warm spoonful of this (and I mean a serving spoon not a teaspoon). Sadly I have never been able to stomach a cup of coffee – even though I know a few who have had coffee epiphanies and turned into coffee snobs.

  12. Zainab says:

    Coffee in bread pudding? Yes!! That’s how to wake up!! Your mom taught u valuable life lessons 🙂

  13. mira says:

    This looks amazing! Love the flavors Joanne! Love the use of coffee!

  14. Kelly says:

    Coffee in bread pudding sounds like the best thing ever! This looks gorgeous, girl!

  15. Julia says:

    Those bloooooburries though! Love this coffity chocolatey bloooburrity bread pudding situation! And so would my whole family for Mother’s Day this weekend. I’m drinking the biggest cup of coffee known to man right now, so I feel your coffee addiction right in my blood veins, sister. I need a casserole dish of bread pudding to go with it!

  16. Heather says:

    I remember my first taste of coffee too… it was actually International Delight instant coffee. My mom used to buy the tins and we didn’t have hot chocolate, so she gave me some of that. It was downhill from there. 😉

  17. OMG how perfect is this for Mother’s Day?!

  18. what a fabulous bread pudding! Mmmm!

  19. You put coffee IN the bread pudding?? So brilliant.

  20. Cailee says:

    WOW! This looks SO Good!! YUM! 🙂 Great recipe! …and that’s so funny! She let you have coffee at 10?? Haha, I feel like I would do that.. I’m a coffee addict myself (like MEGA coffee every day kinda gal!) And don’t like feeling alone in my love for it! SO good!

  21. Pam says:

    My entire family would flip out if I made them this! It looks absolutely amazing Joanne.

  22. This bread pudding is perfect for mother’s day!

  23. Kate says:

    Chocolate and cherries I’m familiar with, but this puts a whole new twist on the matter!

  24. This is totally my kind of bread pudding. And the inclusion of coffee and bread? Basically breakfast 😉

  25. Mmmm…. you had me at bread pudding.

  26. I am obsessed with coffee in dessers but can’t stand it plain! I love the idea of cutting calories with the coffee and also adding a subtle flavor 🙂 I’m picky about my tea the way you are with coffee. I have to have at least one cup of kind-of-tepid-kind-of-hot black tea in the morning, and then another cup of green around lunch 🙂

  27. Oh I do love bread pudding! And this one looks amazing…

  28. Meanwhile I cannot stand coffee. However I cannot survive the day without at the very least a small morsel of something sweet (granted it usually is much bigger than a morsel). This bread pudding would probably fit the bill 😉

  29. Sarah says:

    wow! This looks absolutely fantastic 🙂 Chocolate + berries? My Favorite!

  30. Agness says:

    Blueberries are my favourite fruits. I used to buy buckets of them and add a glass to my shakes! So freaking yummy!! :D! Your recipe looks absolutely amazing. Enjoy it!

  31. CHALLAH!!! Challah back oo ooo!

  32. Beth says:

    Your bread pudding sounds breathtaking! Love the combination of berries and chocolate.

  33. Fabulous Joanne, Looks like …just perfect. Chocolate, berries and soft pudding mmmmm

  34. This pudding looks ridiculously tasty 😀 I could eat it all, no problems!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  35. I’m a strong black coffee girl too!

  36. Eileen says:

    Chocolate AND berries AND coffee? Sign me up!

  37. Susan says:

    I love coffee too – and bread pudding! Your pudding is so beautiful with all of those berries.

  38. Berries and chocolate? Can it get any better!? Oh yea….mix them into some bread pudding. Love it! 🙂

  39. Candice says:

    This would definitely go perfectly with a strong black coffee for breakfast. Thanks for the post!

  40. Love this mix of chocolate and berries! What a great dish for brunch. Can I start instituting weekday brunch? I don’t want to wait all the way until next weekend to try this!

  41. Bread pudding can be like a brick, but this sounds wonderful and light.

    I started drinking coffee when I was 11 and by the time I was 14 I was totally done with it. I’d like a taste now and then, but I almost never drink it anymore.

  42. The mix of berries and chocolate in this is CALLING my name big time, Joanne!
    Your mom really had 8 cups of coffee!!! I’m impressed! I got into iced coffees when I lived in Greece … it’s nice to make them at home from time to time!

  43. Kim says:

    Cute story about your mom! For the record, I think all my Italian friends drank coffee at an early age. When the rest of us 8 year olds were eating vanilla and chocolate ice cream our Italian friends would be eating coffee ice cream. Always felt like we were missing out on a big secret! Turns out we were:)

    Bread pudding looks delicious!

  44. I’m with you on the coffee, but mine must be hot and black with no flavouring. Great dessert Joanne 🙂

  45. Hotly Spiced says:

    My parents are also big coffee drinkers. Every day they’d hand grind the beans before making their coffee. It was quite a ritual. I do love your bread and butter pudding – so many wonderful ingredients including the vanilla coffee xx

  46. grace says:

    i can’t tell where the blueberries end and the chocolate begins, and i like that. i like it a lot.

  47. Danguole says:

    Love the tie-in to your mom and Mother’s Day! My mom sounds exactly like yours. She tried to give up coffee for Lent once–we don’t like to talk about that. It was not a happy 40 days.

    Also, I could kill a square or two or nine of this bread pudding right now. In the words of George Takei, Ohhhh myyyy.

  48. I am not a coffee drinker, but I would love this bread pudding.

  49. mjskitchen says:

    Wish I had seen this a few weeks ago when I made a blueberry bread pudding. The chocolate morsels are such a fabulous idea! Next time for sure.

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