Want to prove that your Instant Pot can be used to create almost anything, including Instant Pot desserts?
Here are 42 recipes that help you prove just that!
For some people, dessert is the best part of their meal.
Unfortunately, when you’re pressed for time, dessert sometimes doesn’t happen.
All the preparation and the cooking that’s usually associated with dessert making can also discourage you from putting one together.
This is especially true when you’ve had a long and tiring day.
There’s a solution to this dilemma, and it’s called the Instant Pot!
If you own an Instant Pot, it’s likely that you know it can do more than speed up the cooking of your meals and tenderize meat.
It can also be used to create spectacular desserts in a flash!
This all-in-one kitchen miracle can be used to create Instant Pot desserts that you and your family will surely love.
Some of my personal favorites in this list include Sticky Toffee Pudding, Pumpkin Pie, and Chocolate Pudding.
Looking to impress guests with sophisticated dessert offerings?
#4 is a must-try for such an endeavor.
Ready to dive into your Instant Pot dessert creation adventure?
Let’s get started!
1. Pots De Creme
Let’s get the ball rolling with this decadent dessert!
Pots De Crème is a French dessert, and the name means “pot of cream” in English.
The creamy custard in these small pots can be anything from chocolate to vanilla to caramel.
This recipe, however, is the classic chocolate version, topped with whipped cream!
2. Rice Pudding
Here’s an example of a dessert that you can make when you’re in a pinch!
It needs rice, sugar, milk, vanilla extract, eggs, and milk, plus 25 minutes of your time.
Toppings can be customized according to what you have on hand, too; we had raisins, and they’re good!
Want to try your hand at a traditional British dessert?
Sticky, sweet, and fudgy, these single-serve puddings are a great dessert to make for special occasions.
If you don’t have the ramekins needed for this recipe, you can always make one big round pudding with a casserole dish.
Slice and plate each piece before drizzling the sticky toffee sauce on top and serving.
If you have leftover bread that is nearing its expiration date, extend its life by turning it into this pudding!
This is one of the easiest Instant Pot desserts to make on this list.
The spices you need to add to it are likely to be sitting in your pantry right now, and it only takes around 45 minutes to put together from start to finish.
5. Creme Brulee
When you ask people to name a sophisticated dessert, this is often one of the answers.
Crème Brulee is another creamy custard dessert from France.
The burnt sugar top adds a different texture to the dessert.
It also makes it a fun treat to eat because you have to break through the glass-like layer to get to the custard!
6. Leche Flan
Here’s a Filipino dessert that will become a favorite in your household!
Somewhat similar to Crème Brulee, this custard dish has more of a Jello-like texture than its sophisticated cousin.
Also, instead of a crisp sugar top, you get an oozing, sticky caramel sauce with it.
This is the first of many cheesecakes that you can make in your Instant Pot.
Combining Oreo cookies, cream cheese, and eggs, this dessert is a kids’ favorite!
8. Pumpkin Pie
When you’ve been slaving away all day to put together your Thanksgiving dinner, making a Pumpkin Pie for dessert can seem like such a burden.
Not anymore, when you have this Instant Pot version to turn to!
This recipe is made even easier with the use of ready-made pumpkin puree.
9. Banana Bread
Fluffy, moist, and oh-so-yummy, this Banana Bread recipe is a must-try!
For added texture and flavor, try incorporating some chocolate chips and walnuts into the batter before cooking.
10. Lava Cake
Another dessert that you can make when you want to impress someone is Lava Cake.
The molten center is undercooked batter, so make sure you don’t overcook these babies!
Another way you can ensure that you have molten centers for your lava cake is to put a cube of frozen ganache (make these by creating ganache the usual way than freezing these in ice cube trays) in the middle of each ramekin before cooking.
Dulce De Leche is a popular caramel that is often used in desserts made in Central and Southern America.
This roll, while mostly baked in an oven, uses dulce de leche that’s made in an Instant Pot.
This helps cut down the time it takes to make this thick and scrumptious caramel sauce.
Here’s another cheesecake recipe you can try with your Instant Pot.
The crust can be made using any type of cookie or biscuit you want, such as shortbread cookies, sugar wafers, or the usual graham crackers.
For a gingery twist, you can try using gingersnaps for the crust!
What do you make when you crave dark Chocolate Pudding on short notice?
You can try this chocolatey, gooey, and fudgy dessert!
For something fruity and cake-like, this dessert is the one you must try.
This cobbler is not overly sweet but goes perfectly with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
15. Brownie Bites
These bite-sized brownies are a great treat to prepare for your kids’ packed lunches.
You can amp up the chocolatey-ness of this treat by adding chocolate chips to the batter.
Here’s a sneaky way to sneak in some veggies to your meal!
This recipe will help you add some much-needed fiber if you’ve got finicky eaters.
This cake will eliminate the struggle of forcing people to eat their vegetables!
17. Poached Pears
Not sure what dessert to serve on that special dinner you have planned?
Here’s a recipe that’s elegant, flavorful, yet uncomplicated to make, thanks to your Instant Pot!
Looking for a romantic treat to serve on your anniversary?
This two-ingredient recipe will help you set the mood, and it’s not that difficult to make either!
Another dessert you can make for your kids’ lunch box is this recipe that uses marshmallow peeps!
Sprinkles make each rice crispy square more colorful, and the yellow peeps give it a bright yellow tinge that you don’t get with plain, white marshmallows.
20. Apple Crisp
Here’s a yummy way to use your apple for today!
This recipe uses honey crisp apples, but you can substitute it with granny smith for a more tart dish.
21. Strawberry Cake
Making a cake with a boxed mix helps speed up the process.
Using an Instant Pot speeds up the process even more!
This Strawberry Cake has real strawberries in them, giving you fresh fruit with each bite.
Here’s another quick, fruity dessert fix courtesy of your Instant Pot!
A butter cake mix, pineapple tidbits, cherry pie filling, and toasted coconut come together for a tropical dessert that you won’t forget anytime soon.
Another impressive dessert that you can make for special occasions is this filled apple one.
Nuts give it crunch, raisins add more sweetness to it, and cinnamon amps up the flavor of this classy dessert.
You may not think that monkey bread is something you can make for dessert, but this recipe tells you otherwise.
You can also enjoy this for breakfast, snacks, and anytime you want a sweet treat.
Here’s the perfect dessert for the holidays!
Minty, chocolatey, and creamy, you and your family will surely love this dish at Christmas and on any day of the year.
Do you like pina coladas?
If you do, then this cheesecake is the one for you.
Oh, and you can sing along to the song while you make it too!
While we’re on the topic of tropical desserts, here’s another one that uses coconut and mango.
The mango and coconut go into the glaze, but if you want mango bits in your cake, you can always add pieces of it to your batter.
28. Chocolate Fudge
Ready for a classic?
Chocolate Fudge with walnuts in them is sure to be a hit with your family and friends!
This fudge isn’t only great for dessert but is also a great treat to make for gift-giving purposes.
For those who are looking for a low-carb and sugar-free dessert, you should try this Greek Yogurt Cheesecake.
Top with fresh berries or sugar-free chocolate shavings for a truly decadent keto treat.
30. Apple Spice Cake
Do you have apples and a cake mix in your kitchen?
Then, you can put together this quick cake in a flash!
If you don’t have apple pie spice, you can make your own with ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cardamom, and allspice.
Here’s a timeless dessert that you can turn to when you don’t know what dessert to make.
The topping for this recipe is a sour cream glaze, which adds a tangy note that cuts through the sweetness.
The layers in this dessert make it visually appealing, aside from giving you a variety of flavors to enjoy!
It has a chocolate crust, a plain cheesecake layer, and a strawberry cheesecake layer.
It’s topped with strawberry sauce, but you can top it with sliced or whole strawberries for a more impressive look!
This Eggless Cheesecake is another one of those Instant Pot desserts that you can cook in under an hour.
Just be mindful that you must chill this cheesecake for 8 hours before serving to get the right consistency.
So, you will need to prepare this dessert ahead of time.
It tastes like carrot cake but has the consistency of pudding!
This is what you can expect from this vegan Indian dessert that uses almond meal, almond milk, and vegan butter.
Here’s a dairy-free dessert that’s not only quick to make but also creamy and gluten-free!
This Tapioca Pudding uses coconut milk to make it creamy and cocoa powder to make it chocolatey.
You can top each serving with toasted coconut flakes or fresh berries for added texture.
Looking for a one-bowl dessert that you can also serve with coffee?
This Bundt cake has thick chocolate ribbons running through it and chocolate chips that amp up the chocolatey goodness of this coffee cake.
Chocoholics rejoice because here is a dessert that’s made just for you!
This Triple Chocolate Cheesecake has a thick chocolate ganache top, a creamy chocolate cheesecake center, and an Oreo cookie crust.
Be warned, though; this cheesecake is so good that you won’t stop at a single slice!
Imagine a cheesecake sandwiched between layers of pineapple upside-down cake.
Well, wonder no more since this cake gives you exactly that!
You get two desserts in one with this fruity cake and cheesecake creation.
39. Banoffee Pie
Banoffee Pie is a no-bake dessert, so where do you use the Instant Pot with this recipe?
Well, one of the key ingredients for this dessert is dulce de leche, which is the thick caramel you add to your bananas!
This is where the Instant Pot comes in handy—in the making of this milky caramel component.
This blackberry dessert is another mix, dump, and cook recipe you can make on the fly.
This uses fresh blackberries, but if you’re using frozen berries, adjust the cooking time to compensate for the added moisture.
Also, you can make this cobbler using other berries if blackberries aren’t available.
You’ve heard of red velvet cake and red velvet cookies, but have you tried Red Velvet Cheesecake?
Here’s a recipe you can try with your Instant Pot!
Topped with rich chocolate ganache and shaved white chocolate, this is the perfect dessert for Valentine’s day or any romantic dinner you’re planning on having.
If you love the taste of tiramisu, then you’ll enjoy this Instant Pot cheesecake version!
It uses the same ingredients as regular tiramisu, complete with ladyfinger layers and espresso powder plus coffee liqueur.
The bottom line
As you can see, there is always time to make dessert – as long as you have an Instant Pot handy!
These Instant Pot desserts allow you to make delectable and even complex treats that would otherwise take a long time to make the conventional way.
Now, you don’t have to forgo your after-dinner treat!
Try any of these recipes out and indulge your sweet tooth today!
Get more instant pot recipe inspirations!
42 Easy Instant Pot Dessert Collection 🍰
These 42 easy Instant Pot desserts allow you to make delectable and even complex treats that would otherwise take a long time to make the conventional way.
- Pots De Creme
- Rice Pudding
- Sticky Toffee Pudding
- Bread Pudding
- Creme Brulee
- Leche Flan
- Oreo Cheesecake
- Pumpkin Pie
- Banana Bread
- Lava Cake
- Dulce De Leche Cake Roll
- Lemon Curd Cheesecake
- Chocolate Pudding
- Peach & Berry Cobbler
- Brownie Bites
- Chocolate Zucchini Cake
- Poached Pears
- Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- Rice Crispy Treats
- Apple Crisp
- Strawberry Cake
- Pineapple Cherry Dump Cake
- Baked Filled Apples
- Caramel Apple Monkey Bread
- Peppermint Cheesecake
- Pina Colada Cheesecake
- Coconut Mango Bundt Cake
- Chocolate Fudge
- Greek Yogurt Cheesecake
- Apple Spice Cake
- New York Style Cheesecake
- Layered Strawberry Cheesecake
- Raspberry Swirl Eggless Cheesecake
- Carrot Cake Pudding (Gajar Halwa)
- Chocolate Coconut Tapioca Pudding
- Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake
- Triple Chocolate Cheesecake
- Pineapple Upside Down Cake With Cheesecake
- Banoffee Pie
- Blackberry Cobbler
- Red Velvet Cheesecake
- Tiramisu Cheesecake
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