preheat the oven to 350°. Butter or spray an 11 x 7" glass baking dish.
Place the bread cubes in a large mixing bowl.
In another bowl, mix the sugar, milk, cream, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, pecans and chocolate chips. Whisk well.
Pour the egg mixture over the bread and let stand until well absorbed. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into a bread cube comes out almost clean.
For the whiskey cream, mix all ingredients in a bowl. With electric mixer, beat the mixture for about 1 to 2 minutes until light and fluffy. Serve with a warm bread pudding. Serves 6 to 8.