9 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Make in the Instant Pot–today I’ll be sharing with a few interesting and unique ways that you can use your electric pressure cooker. If you’re like me, you may have never thought of these before!
Things You Didn’t Know You Could Make in the Instant Pot
I love how creative people are! The internet has exposed me to so many cool ideas. Today I’m sharing ideas around the internet of unique (or maybe even weird) ways to use your Instant Pot. Maybe you will use these ideas or maybe not, but at least now you know you can use them if you want.
Idea #1: Homemade cough syrup and elderberry syrup
Traditional Cooking School states that her Instant Pot Homemade Cough Syrup is great for stubborn coughs or coughs that accompany colds. The herbs and spices speed healing and bring relief more quickly.
Idea #2: Crusty Bread
Amazing crusty bread in just 5 hours. What’s the trick? The beloved yogurt button of course! It keeps your dough at a perfectly warm temperature for faster rising and it really, really works! Try this recipe from Tidbits.
Idea #3: Reheating Leftovers in the Instant Pot
It’s so easy to reheat leftovers in the Instant Pot pressure cooker! This is a great way to warm food easily, especially without a microwave! Get the method from Margin Making Mom here.
Idea #4: Making Healthy Dog Food
I personally don’t have a dog and my son reminds me of that every day and how picked on he is. But if I did I would consider making dog food at home in the Instant Pot. Here is one method from Tales from the Back Road.
Idea #5: Homemade Vanilla Extract
Idea #6: Melting Chocolate
If you want to make a batch of chocolate covered strawberries you can use your Instant Pot as a double boiler. Cooking with Karli shows us how here.
Idea #7: Hard Lotion Bar
Solid lotion doesn’t need a container and it stays solid even at room temperature. It’s especially helpful on dry elbows and knees. It looks like soap but it is really lotion! Your Beauty Blog shows us the method of making it in the Instant Pot.
Idea #8: Potpourri
Instant Pot Potpourri is a safe and natural alternative to bring in the season. There are so many variations and creative ways to simmer scents in our Instant Pots. Get the method from Home Pressure Cooking.
Idea #9: Boxed Foods
What do hamburger helper, Rice-A-Roni, mac and cheese, ramen noodles, a brownie mix and a box of stuffing all have in common? Many things, probably. But the one I’m focusing on today is that you can make all of them in the Instant Pot. Ridiculous? Yes, perhaps. LOL. But just in case you were wondering I’ve tested them all in the Instant Pot and am going to share with you what I found out.
So which of these things you didn’t know you could make in the Instant Pot will you actually end up using? I know I’m excited to try the melting chocolate method for pretzels! Plus that bread looks pretty amazing.
What Pressure Cooker Do You Use?
I use a 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*. I love this Instant Pot because it has the yogurt making function which I use almost weekly. It has two pressure settings (high and low), and there are also little slots in the handles so that you can rest the lid there instead of putting it down on your counter-top.
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