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10 Things You Didn’t Know Your Instant Pot Could Do

Learn easy tips for using your Instant Pot to make recipes you didn’t know you could with the different functions of this amazing electric pressure cooker.

Instant Pot Duo Crisp Electric Pressure Cooker being set on high for 6 minutes

The Instant Pot is the latest kitchen craze. I sure have become dependent upon mine! If you haven’t fallen in love with the Instant Pot yet, it’s a simple all-in-one tool that lets you go from no experience to gourmet chef in a short time.

The Instant Pot does wonders for simplifying dishes, and I highly recommend you go out and get one ASAP if you don’t already have one. I have my eyes on the 8 quart Instant Pot now because we use our 6 quart so much.

This simple tool can do amazing things like making rice, yogurt, desserts and so many other things. However, there are many surprising things the Instant Pot can do too.

Here are just a few awesome ways to use your Instant Pot.

1. Make your Own Vanilla Extract

Did you know you can make your very own vanilla extract from scratch? You can with your Instant Pot, using the pot-in-pot method.

2. Make Homemade Cheesecake

Just like the vanilla extract, you can use the pot-in-pot method to this. Make your very own bakery quality cheescake right from your kitchen!

3. Make Popcorn

Did you know you can use your Instant Pot to make homemade kettle corn? It’s super easy and quick!

4. Make Homemade Bread

Have you been thinking of making your own bread? Now you can make your own bread from the convenience of your InstantPot. No separate bread maker required!

5. Sous Vide

Sous Vide is a type of French cooking where you cook food underwater in a bag! It comes out perfectly. All you need is your Instant Pot, a special immersion circulator and special cooking bags!

6. Make Bone Broth

You can make bone broth quicker and easier than on the stove. Plus, you have the added benefit of not needing to watch it while it cooks!

7. One-Pot Meals

One-pot meals make for great and easy meals that can be made in just a few hours. There are so many one-pot meals you can make from your Instant Pot.

Some of my favorites are Mongolian Beef and Broccoli, Creamy Cauliflower Soup, Carne Asada Street Tacos and Shrimp Scampi. I’ll be sharing more soon too!

8. Lotion Bars

Have you been dying to make your own beauty products? Now you can give it a try with these DIY lotion bars.

9. Hard Boiled Eggs

Set the eggs on the trivet with one cup of water, and set the pressure to 5 minutes manually. Then, naturally release the pressure and put in ice water for 5 minutes. Presto! You have hard boiled eggs.

10. Applesauce

Applesauce is an amazing way to to make your own food while on autopilot.

As you can see, there are so many ways to use your Instant Pot you may not have heard of! I hope you enjoy learning more about how to use your Instant Pot to simplify your life.

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