Unusual Ways To Use Your Instant Pot
Today let’s look at some fun and unusual stuff you can do with your Instant Pot. Don’t limit yourself—this is a time to be creative too. For example, why not use it to make some:
- cheese cake,
- and even can down some homemade jam from the berries you and your children picked.
Now That You Are Comfortable Using Your Instant Pot
So you have had your Instant Pot for a little while and you’ve been using it regularly to cook all the typical pressure cooker dishes.
- You put it to good use for your Sunday roast,
- whip up a quick last minute dinner during the week,
- and even cook oatmeal in it a few times per week for breakfast.
In short, the Instant Pot has become a staple appliance in your home.
Then you start to wonder “what else can this electric pressure cooker do?”
I’m here with some fun ideas for unusual ways to make the most from your Instant Pot. While these may not be the things you will be making on a weekly or even monthly basis, they are fun to try and have their good uses.
So, let’s have some fun showing you some EMPOWERING ways to use your Instant Pot towards a HOPE and a FUTURE.
Bake A Cheese Cake
The Instant Pot makes some of the yummiest and easiest cheese cakes. Yes, that’s right!
You can sort of bake in your instant pot. You’ll need a spring form that fits inside your Instant Pot, a rack for the baking pan to sit in and of course a delicious cheese cake recipe.
A quick search will bring up an almost endless supply of yummy recipes to try. Pick one and start stirring your pot. Before long you’ll be making one of your favorite indulged desserts in the Instant Pot. This is perfect for when you want to impress your guests or bring something unusual to the office pot luck.
Can Some Jam
Traditional pressure cookers are great for canning all sorts of fruits and vegetables. While the Instant Pot wasn’t designed with canning and food preservation in mind, you can do a little small batch canning in it.
This is perfect if you want to turn some of those ripe fruits from the local farmers market into some artisan jam. Use the Instant Pot to preserve and pressure seal your jars. Since you’re processing in small batches, you can try out various different and fun recipes and end up with some delicious jams and preserves to enjoy throughout the year.
Are there times when a recipe requires you to melt some baker’s chocolate? I cringe at this, because, even when trying to do it in the microwave, or on the stove top, I run the risk of burning it.
Well, the Instant Pot may be your solution to this dilemma. By using the Keep Warm setting you can easily melt the chocolate you need. Now this empowers you towards creativity to make other desserts and the such.
Yes, I’ve seen recently on Pinterest that some people have had success baking muffins in their Instant Pot. I would imagine that the texture might present itself differently than the traditional oven method. However, why not? You just might like them this way, and of course the ease of using the Instant Pot versus your oven.
Even Rice Pudding
Many of us enjoy a nice rich creamy serving of rice pudding from time to time. Why not use your Instant Pot to make some up next time? For that matter, it might even work to make custards and tapioca too. Experiment and see.
Some Other Unusual Ways
The Instant Pot has even been put to use by those creating their own hand lotions and herbal salves. By using the Instant Pot to melt beeswax and blend herb infused oils or even incorporate essential oils. Many people are daily finding new ways to use their Instant Pot. By doing so, they continue to prove the ingenious value of this new electric pressure cooker in the kitchen.
Some of the other ways you can use your Instant Pot, include, but are certainly not limited to:
- baking cheesecake
- melting chocolate
- rice pudding
- making herbal salves
- hard lotion bars
- and even cough syrup
Have You Included The Instant Pot In Your Kitchen Yet?
Perhaps you’ve been following our articles about the Instant Pot. You are now almost ready to purchase one for yourself. Well, let me take you right to the company’s website. There you will find even more cooking time guide charts and recipes you can download.
As more and more people discover this newer Canadian invention, the creative, inventive cooks in kitchens worldwide are trying it out. What other unusual ways to use your Instant Pot can be discovered?