5 Instant Pot Desserts You Can Make for The Ones You Love

I know that there is a lot that the Instant Pot can do, so I thought, what better place to start than taking a look at what kind of delicious desserts you can whip up in your pressure cooker as a treat for your sweets?  These Instant Pot desserts will make all the ones you love in your life very happy. (Including, of course, yourself.)

Despite having a pressure cooker for a few years now, I haven't completely converted into the Instant Pot lifestyle. My husband and I have used our pressure cooker for a few dishes, primarily soup, but other than that, we haven't really plunged head-first into exploring all of the versatility of this beloved kitchen appliance. But when you put dessert into it, that's all about to change …

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Chocolate-Covered Cheesecake Balls

Apparently, cheesecake is a popular item to make in the Instant Pot, since the pressure helps to quickly cook and set the cheesecake. Add in some chocolate coating and some heart sprinkles and you have a picture-perfect dessert that your whole family will love. This recipe from Pressure Cooking Today does require a few steps, but for adorable cheesecake pops like that, who could resist? I'll take two dozen, thanks. 

Angel Food Cake

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Image via The Typical Mom

You can totally make this dessert because your kids are always sweet little angels, right? Ha. Trust me, I get it. But even if the opposite end of the angel spectrum is true for your little ones, you can still treat them to this sweet dessert. My kids and I devoured some angel food cake just last night in fact and I felt semi-good about their dessert of choice since it was fat-free and loaded with some fresh strawberries. To make your own light and airy dessert, try this recipe from The Typical Mom, all made in the Instant Pot!

Red Velvet Lava Cakes

This Instant Pot recipe from the site Recipes For Instant Pot.com combines two beloved desserts into one mouthwatering creation. The “lava” in this cake is a sweet cream cheese concoction, so get ready! The recipe will make six individual cakes, but you can reduce the ingredients to make less if you would like. 

Chocolate Lava Cake

Lava cake and I have a very special relationship. Essentially, I love it and I'm not entirely sure how much it loves me back, but either way, I keep pursuing it. I make a famous homemade lava cake for special occasions in our family and while delicious, it's also pretty labor-intensive. This version for Adventures of a Nurse, however, saves time but doesn't skimp on chocolate ooey-gooey goodness. 

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Chocolate Creme Pots

These little chocolate creme pots from Pressure Cooking Today are almost too adorable to eat. (Just kidding, if there's chocolate in it, I'm game.) A pressure cooker is ideal for making this dessert since it traditionally cooks in the oven in a water path. In the Instant Pot version, the little pots go right in the pressure cooker for a creamy, thick custard pudding result. It's the perfect combination of low-key and totally fancy for a special occasion or just a family night. 

Which of these desserts looks the most delicious to you?

 

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5 Instant Pot Desserts You Can Make for The Ones You Love

Chaunie Brusie is a writer, mom of four, and founder of The Stay Strong Mom, a community + gift box service for moms after loss. ... More

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