10+ Desserts You Can Make In Your Instant Pot
If you haven't used your Instant Pot to make dessert, what are you waiting for? That pressure cooker magic that creates flawless soups and cooks frozen meats with no problem also translates deliciously to dessert. Whether you're looking for a sharable treat like Instant Pot Monkey Bread or just want to make your first pressure cooker cheesecake, these Instant Pot desserts are both sweet and simple.
Instant Pot Salted Caramel-Pecan Cheesecake
Instant Pot Salted Caramel-Pecan Cheesecake Recipe
Rich, creamy, and smooth, this cheesecake "bakes" surprisingly well right in the Instant Pot. Drizzle your remaining caramel sauce on top after the dessert cools to make this show-stopping cake look as amazing as it tastes.
Instant Pot Peanut Brittle
Instant Pot Peanut Brittle Recipe
This Instant Pot candy recipe delivers a classic candy shop treat with no intimidation factor. In fact, you don’t even need a candy thermometer to make this perfectly porous and crisp brittle. While it makes a scrumptious treat any time of year, our Instant Pot Peanut Brittle is especially awesome to make during the holiday season.
Instant-Pot Cheesecake for Two
Instant-Pot Cheesecake for Two Recipe
The Instant Pot craze of the past few years shows no signs of slowing down, and with good reason--this electronic pressure cooker doesn't heat up the kitchen, and it makes quick work of braised meats, soups, yogurt, and desserts, such as cheesecake. If you're watching calories, this recipe is ideal, because it produces two neat little cheesecakes--no tempting leftovers.
Instant Pot Kheer
No need to wait hours for whole milk to thicken: Using half-and-half and cooking in the Instant Pot gives this rice pudding a head start. The delicate and lovely rose syrup highlights the floral notes in the cardamom, while the tart apricots tame the richness in the pudding. If rose water isn’t your thing, try orange blossom water, which can easily be found in an international market. Don’t, however, substitute standard long-grain rice for basmati.
Instant Pot Monkey Bread
Instant Pot Monkey Bread Recipe
Monkey bread gets even more amazing with the help of your Instant Pot. This Instant Pot monkey bread may seem intimidating, but it turns out surprisingly simple and delicious. The bread is buttery and sweet, with sticky pieces of deliciousness, and translates well to pressure cooking—you just have to put water under the rack to keep the biscuits from drying out. You can find a 6-cup bundt pan at Target or Walmart, and all the ingredients are readily available at any grocery store. The biscuit dough doesn’t get much time to rise in the pressure cooker, so let it sit in the cinnamon sugar while you’re whipping up the brown sugar butter. That way, it’ll have some time to rise in the warm air.
Instant Pot Pumpkin Spice Candied Walnuts
Instant Pot Pumpkin Spice Candied Walnuts Recipe
Need another way to enjoy pumpkin spice this season/ Gift these Instant Pot candies to friends as a festive treat, or enjoy them yourself with an autumnal beer. Make sure to use pure maple syrup, as pancake syrup will taste artificial and will likely overwhelm the spiced flavor.
Chocolate-Espresso Pudding Cake
Chocolate-Espresso Pudding Cake Recipe
You no longer need an oven to bake a cake; you just need your Instant Pot. This recipe requires just under 30 minutes from start to finish. The result? A warm, gooey pudding cake with an irresistible flavor combination: coffee and chocolate.
Instant Pot Apple Sauce
Instant Pot Apple Sauce Recipe
Is there any food more wholesome than homemade applesauce? Doubt it. Thankfully, wholesome comes quick and easy with this Instant Pot Apple Sauce.
Instant Pot Tootsie Rolls
Instant Pot Tootsie Rolls Recipe
You use it for just about everything else, why not use the Instant Pot to make candy? These chewy, chocolatey DIY “Tootsie Rolls” make such a fun treat to share, especially during the holidays. Plus, this Instant Pot candy recipe provides for a fairly simple kitchen project kids can help with. While your chocolate mixture cools, you can have little helpers cut squares of wax paper, and then let them roll/wrap the individual candies
Maple French Toast Casserole
Maple French Toast Casserole Recipe
You can skip standing over a frying pan when you make French toast in an Instant Pot using the "Slow Cook" function. It comes out moist and rich, and is a great way to use up gluten-free bread that has been around for a few days.
Instant Pot Rice Pudding
Instant Pot Rice Pudding Recipe
This super simple Instant Pot rice pudding is creamy, rich, comforting, and has just the right amount of cinnamon and nutmeg. The recipe is pretty much hands off, but thanks to your pressure cooker nobody will be able to tell you hardly put in any effort. It’s perfect for a cold winter night, but it would also make a wonderful breakfast since it’s not overly sweet.
Instant Pot Peppermint Brownie Cake
Instant Pot Peppermint Brownie Cake Recipe
This festive cake will make you smile. The tiny pieces of peppermint candy offer a delightful crunch that plays well with the gooey chocolate, while their red and white colors look beautiful against the deep, dark chocolate.
Instant Pot Carrot Halwa
Instant Pot Carrot Halwa Recipe
A comfort food favorite, carrot halwa is warmly spiced, saccharine, and rich—like hug in dessert form. The Instant Pot cuts down on the long process of simmering carrots in milk, slashing the prep time, cardamom adds a distinct floral flavor, and mace brings mild, warm pepperiness.