14 Easy Instant Dessert Recipes & Ideas | Easy comfort food recipes

All-in-one desserts

You keep turning to your countertop cooker to help you get dinner on the table with ease. But have you ever used it to do after– sweets for dinner? Instant Pot Desserts are a great idea when you crave a candy that will deliver high flavor and low mess. Use the favorite device to make a pretty awesome cheesecake for the company; make rice pudding when you need a make-ahead dessert. You’d never know this classic sweet bread came out of a multicooker instead of your oven. A few little tricks give it that freshly baked taste – the brown butter gives a nutty aroma and the crunchy turbinado sugar melts into the batter, providing a caramel flavor.

Get the recipe: Instant Monkey Bread

Vanilla Instant Cheesecake

Yes, your Instant Pot can even take care of the dessert. This creamy cheesecake comes together in a snap. Swap 1 1/3 cups graham cracker or chocolate cookie crumbs instead of using vanilla wafers for an easy variation.

Get the recipe: Instant Vanilla Cheesecake

Instant Pot Magic Apple Cake

You don’t need fancy inserts or special pans to make a sweet and satisfying baked dessert in an Instant Pot. This easy recipe lets you whip up a hot, spicy apple treat right in the bowl of the machine.

Get the recipe: Instant Pot Magic Apple Cake

Instant Pot Confetti Birthday Cake

This “set and forget” cake is perfect for the summer months when you don’t want to turn on the oven. And if you forget it in the Instant Pot, it won’t burn!

Get the recipe: Instant Pot Confetti Birthday Cake

Instant Pot Creme Brulee

Creme brulee made the old-fashioned way using the stove and oven seems like such a chore when you can make it After quickly and easily (but with equally delicious results!) in an Instant Pot. No need to worry about curdled eggs here either, as cooking on low pressure for just eight minutes yields perfectly set custard every time.

Get the recipe: Instant Pot Crème Brûlée

Instant Cookies & Cream Cheesecake

The most magical thing about this luscious cheesecake is its baking time! If you’re tired of your favorite cheesecakes hogging your oven for hours, this is the one for you. The cookie crust and cookie bits make this a cheesecake you won’t soon forget.

Get the recipe: Instant Cookies and Cream Cheesecake

Instant rice pudding

A pressure cooker makes this creamy, comforting dessert easy. It’s good hot or cold, and since the flavors develop overnight, it’s even better the next day.

Get the recipe: Instant Rice Pudding

Instant Pot Chocolate Lava Cakes

There’s no shortage of Instant Pot chocolate lava cake recipes, but this one is different because we used a mixture of brown sugar and cornstarch in the batter instead of the often-used confectioner’s sugar. It adds a hint of caramel flavor to cakes that is missing because they are pressure cooked rather than baked.

Get the recipe: Instant Pot Chocolate Lava Cakes

Instant Pot Gooey Cinnamon Buns

If you love the warm, soft, gooey center of a cinnamon bun, then you have to make these buns – they’re all in the center!

Get the recipe: Instant Pot Gooey Cinnamon Buns

instant bread pudding

Pressure cooking enhances the creamy, pastry nature of this brunch staple. If you prefer a crispy crust for contrast, simply place the baking dish under the broiler with a little sugar on top.

Get the recipe: Instant Bread Pudding

Instant Pumpkin Cheesecake

A food processor and an Instant Pot quickly whip up this creamy, spiced dessert. The result is a perfectly creamy cheesecake.

Get the recipe: Instant Pumpkin Cheesecake

Instant Pot Caramel Apple-Pear Clafoutis

This Instant Pot dessert brings out the best sweet, seasonal flavors in a fraction of the time it would normally take.

Get the recipe: Instant Pot Caramel Apple-Pear Clafoutis

Instant Pot Dulce de Leche

A super-fast way to make dulce de leche in a multicooker. And no fuss needed.

Get the recipe: Instant Pot Dulce de Leche

Instant Pot Sticky Caramel Pudding

It’s the perfect dessert to cook in the Instant Pot – a rich, sticky pudding cake baked in an adorable little bundt pan. Flavored with seasonal spices and dates, this will be your new go-to winter dessert. We’ve used alternative flours to get the best result from this steaming technique, and the happy side effect is that this dessert is also gluten-free.

Get the recipe: Instant Pot Sticky Caramel Pudding