20 Desserts You Can Make in Your Instant Pot

 Simply Happy Foodie

If you own an Instant Pot, then you already know it can produce hearty soups, tender whole grains, creamy beans, and melt-in-your-mouth meat dishes. But did you know you can make delectable desserts in the multi-cooker? Perfectly steamed cheesecakes and rich and creamy rice puddings are just the beginning. Crank up your cooker for dessert tonight, you won't be sorry.

  • 01 of 19

    New York-Style Instant Pot Cheesecake

    Little Spice Jar 

    The cheesecake is an ideal make-ahead dessert—it's better after a rest in the fridge and will knock your dinner guests' socks off. Plus, since the decadent dessert comes together rather effortlessly in the Instant Pot, there's no reason not to make one. Serve with classic cherries or strawberries, or drizzle with chocolate or caramel (or both!).

    New York-Style Instant Pot Cheesecake from Little Spice Jar

  • 02 of 19

    Instant Pot Banana Bread

    Instant Pot banana bread

     The Spruce / Kristina Vanni

    Banana bread isn't just a way to use up overly ripe bananas, it's also a just-sweet-enough treat that's especially good with coffee. When cooked in the Instant Pot, this banana bread stays nice and moist and won't heat up your kitchen like an oven.

  • 03 of 19

    Pressure Cooker Applesauce

     Jamie Grill/Getty Images

    For a lighter take on dessert, make naturally sweet homemade applesauce in a snap. To prepare using an Instant Pot or other electric pressure cooker, simply combine the ingredients in the pot and secure the lid. Follow the instructions as written and serve warm or chilled. It's a great way to use up extra apples and can be frozen or canned.

  • 04 of 19

    Arroz Con Leche (Instant Pot)

    Arroz Con Leche

    The Spruce 

    Arroz Con Leche is an Hispanic version of rice pudding, popular in countries like Mexico and Cuba. The creamy dessert only takes a few simple ingredients, and this shortcut version is fast and couldn't be simpler to make without sacrificing flavor. Top with a dusting of cinnamon.

    Arroz Con Leche (Instant Pot) from One Happy Housewife

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  • 05 of 19

    Instant Pot Pumpkin Pie

    slice of pumpkin pie from the instant pot with whipped cream
    Diana Rattray

    Pumpkin pie is a Thanksgiving favorite; those familiar warm spices of cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg just say fall. But the holiday is also a busy time for the oven, so a pumpkin pie recipe in the Instant Pot can be a lifesaver. The homemade vanilla whipped cream is the perfect finishing touch, and since it is made in a springform pan, the pie can show off its beautiful orange hue.

  • 06 of 19

    Instant Pot Rice Pudding

    Instant Pot rice pudding desserts.
    Diana Rattray

    Creamy rice pudding is totally hands-off in the Instant Pot. This classic recipe is flavored with cinnamon, raisins, vanilla, and nutmeg. Add a splash of rum or amaretto after cooking for a boozy touch.

  • 07 of 19

    Instant Pot Brownies

    Instant Pot brownies sliced on a plate.
    Diana Rattray

    Brownies are usually a family favorite, and these Instant Pot brownies with chocolate ganache and chopped nuts are sure to please. All the typical brownie ingredients are combined in an electric mixer and then poured into a pan that is placed in the pressure cooker. Once the brownies are cooled, they are topped with a rich ganache and a sprinkling of pecans.

  • 08 of 19

    2-Ingredient Cheesecake (Instant Pot Indian Cheesecake)

     My Heart Beets

    Prepare to be amazed! You can make a cheesecake-like dessert with little to no effort and without any cheese whatsoever. Two ingredients are all you need: sweetened condensed milk and whole milk yogurt. This Indian-inspired dessert is totally customizable, and includes instructions for making mini cheesecakes or one big dessert.

    2-Ingredient Cheesecake (Instant Pot Indian Cheesecake) from My Heart Beets

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  • 09 of 19

    Instant Pot Bread Pudding With Bourbon Sauce

    Instant Pot bread pudding with sauce.
    Diana Rattray

    Using the pot-in-pot method, the Instant Pot makes moist and delicious bread pudding. Studded with raisins and flavored with warm spices, it's especially good top with a bourbon cream sauce.

  • 10 of 19

    Best Ever Instant Pot Vegan Chocolate Cake

     Carve Your Craving

    Dairy-free and egg-free, this vegan chocolate cake only takes a few simple ingredients to create a decadent dessert. Cooked in the Instant Pot, the cake is never dry and doesn't even need a blanket of frosting (but it wouldn't hurt anything to have some frosting!). It's especially good with fresh raspberries.

    Best Ever Instant Pot Vegan Chocolate Cake from Carve Your Craving

  • 11 of 19

    Instant Pot Whole Egg Leche Flan

    Recipes for Instant Pot 

    Flan is an egg custard that cooks on top of a caramel sauce. Once the dish cools completely in the fridge, you turn it out and the caramel sauce blankets the sweet, smooth dessert. It's a thing of beauty that you can make ahead and whip out at the end of a meal to a chorus of oo's and ah's.

    Instant Pot Whole Egg Leche Flan from Recipes for Instant Pot

  • 12 of 19

    Instant Pot Crème Brûlée

    Instant Pot crème brûlée with berries.
    Diana Rattray

    The Instant Pot creates a perfect steam environment, making it ideal for making custards like creme brulee. Make these ahead of time (up to three days) so that they have time to set up and chill in the fridge. Sprinkle with sugar and toast just before serving.

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  • 13 of 19

    Instant Pot Apple Cake

    Ministry of Curry 

    Got a few apples lying around? Give them a quick chop and make a sweet and cinnamon-y cake. Cook it in a springform pan if you have one since the cake looks lovely presented on a plate or cake stand. Pair it with vanilla ice cream for dessert or yogurt for a special breakfast.

    Apple Cake from Ministry of Curry

  • 14 of 19

    Instant Pot Gingerbread Bread Pudding

     The Lean Green Bean

    Transform stale bread into a sweet and spiced treat with the help of eggs, milk, spices, and the Instant Pot. Leave out the pecans if that's not your thing, and add chocolate chips if that is your thing. Top with whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate or your choice of sauce.

    Instant Pot Gingerbread Bread Pudding from The Lean Green Bean

  • 15 of 19

    The Best Pressure Cooker Rice Pudding

     Pressure Cooking Today

    Rice pudding is incredibly easy when made in the Instant Pot. You add the rice and liquid to the pot, let it cook, and stir in the eggs and some more liquid at the end until the mixture is creamy and delicious. The sky is the limit here in terms of flavors: try rosewater and pistachio, or simply chocolate chip and walnut.

    The Best Pressure Cooker Rice Pudding from Pressure Cooking Today

  • 16 of 19

    Pressure Cooker Keto Low-Carb Pumpkin Pie

     Two Sleevers

    Subtract some dessert-time guilt by making a crustless pumpkin pie. It still has all of the flavor and texture you're looking for with less carbs. Make sure to chill it completely before serving, and serve with fresh-whipped cream.

    Pressure Cooker Keto Low Carb Pumpkin Pie from Two Sleevers

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  • 17 of 19

    Instant Pot Oreo Cheesecake

     My Baking Addiction

    This list wouldn't be complete without another cheesecake, because it's potentially the best Instant Pot dessert and the flavor combos are limitless. It's hard to beat this Oreo version, though!

    Instant Pot Oreo Cheesecake by My Baking Addiction

  • 18 of 19

    Pressure Cooker Chocolate Pots De Créme

     Pressure Cooking Today

    Individual steamed chocolate puddings are effortless when stacked and steamed in the Instant Pot, and can be stored in the fridge for a daily treat. When your sweet tooth is acting up, reach for a pot de créme. If you're topping with whipped cream, store it separately for up to 2 days in the fridge.

    Pressure Cooker Chocolate Pots De Créme from Pressure Cooking Today

  • 19 of 19

    Sticky Toffee Pudding Made in the Instant Pot

    Suzie The Foodie 

    A classic British dessert, sticky toffee pudding contains sweet, chewy dates and molasses. The warm, individually-sized cakes are best topped with caramel sauce and even some custard sauce. Steaming them in the Instant Pot means your cakes are guaranteed to be fantastically moist.

    Sticky Toffee Pudding Made in the Instant Pot from Suzie The Foodie