Green River Bread Pudding

By: S.Rosen's Test Kitchen

So you bought 5 liters of Green River Soda for St. Patrick’s Day. Happens to all of us, its hypnotic hue just makes it leap into you cart. We’ve had this issue, so with this inspiration we decided to take the beloved Chicago soda and make a bread pudding that’s both festive with a tropical taste that is reminiscent of key lime pie.

Ready In

Total Time: 60 min
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time Time: 35 min




Green River Syrup

  • 3 cups Green River soda

Bread Pudding

  • 12 Slices S.Rosen’s Farmers Market Craft White Bread, dried out
  • 6 Eggs, beaten
  • 1 ½ Cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 6 Tbsp. Green River syrup
  • Grated lime zest from 1 lime
  • 4 Tbsp. Shredded coconut
  • 2/3 Cup white chocolate chips
  • 3 Drops green food coloring (for optimal color)
  • 3 Tbsp. Melted butter

Green Powdered Sugar Icing;  

  • 1 Cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. Whole milk
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. Green river syrup


  1. First make the Green River Syrup, heat 3 cups of Green River in a small pot over medium heat until it reduces to 1 cup. Put aside and let cool. Can be done in advance.
  2. Dice slices of bread into pieces (about 12 pieces from each slice). Once all bread is diced, collect into large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl beat together eggs until smooth, then add milk, vanilla, and Green River syrup. Whisk until blended well.
  4. Pour mixture over bread pieces, add the lime zest, white chocolate chips, and coconut and gently stir until pieces seem to have absorbed the mixture. One this has happened drizzle the butter over and mix until it is well combined.
  5. Grease an 8” by 12” baking dish with butter, and spoon the mixture in.
  6. Preheat oven to 375°F and cover bread pudding with a lid or aluminum foil Remove foil after 15 min and cook until you start to see some golden brown edges, about another 15 minutes.
  7. Optional step: For an easy powdered sugar icing topping, combine 1 cup powdered sugar with 1 1/2 Tbsp. milk, and 1 ½ Tbsp. Green river syrup then stir until it becomes a smooth liquid.  Add more milk if needed until you reach the desired consistency. Drizzle over bread pudding. Add green sprinkles if you’re feeling over the top.