Kettle Corn, Cheesecake, and Wine: 10 Things You Didn’t Know the Instant Pot Could Make

Get ready to jam and can with your Instant Pot.

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Make your Instant Pot work even harder with these brilliant ideas, kitchen hacks, and easy recipes for popcorn, hummus, cake, wine, pancakes, and more. Here are 10 things we bet you didn't know your Instant Pot could do.

Tools you'll need: Instant Pot ($80, )

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1 Whip up fresh hummus.
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Skip the store-bought version and customize your own in about 30 minutes.

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2 Make 3-ingredient jam.
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Forget the lengthy canning process and use your kitchen gizmo to cook up this super-easy jam recipe.

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3 Make homemade cheesecake.
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Throw the ingredients for this cheesecake in your Instant Pot and just 35 minutes later, it will be baked and ready to be finished with your favorite toppings.

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4 Pickle watermelon rinds.
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The next time you munch on some sweet watermelon, save those rinds and use them to make pickled versions, which are great for snacking, making smoothies, or whipping up a refreshing drink.

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5 Bake chocolate lava cake.
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In just 10 minutes, this decadent and tasty chocolate cake is ready to dive into.

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6 Defrost food and leftovers.
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Heat up leftovers, unthaw frozen veggies, defrost soups, and more, right there in the pot. While you shouldn't cook or defrost frozen meats in the gadget, according to the , you can de-ice just about anything else.

7 Make popcorn and kettle corn.
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In just minutes you can make your family a batch of fiber-rich popcorn, or take it a step further and concoct your very own kettle corn with some oil and sugar. You can even make , too.

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8 Make red wine.
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Say no to expensive bottles and fancy wine aerators—your Instant Pot is all your need for the perfect girls' night in.

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9 Prep pancakes for breakfast.
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Use your Instant Pot to prep breakfast with this no-fuss pancake recipe. No tricky flipping required, either!

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10 Bake monkey bread.
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You can make all sorts of baked goods in your Instant Pot (, , , and ) including this kid-friendly, pull-apart monkey bread.

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