I was pretty ecstatic when the Instant Pot Company contacted me for a partnership and asked me to test out their new Instant Pot Pro – I’ve had my Ultra model for years and it still works perfectly, but my first impression of the Pro model was WOW! I love the way it looks, the all-black design black is very sleek and I wouldn’t mind keeping it permanently on my kitchen counter. It has 28 cooking presets, 5 customizable buttons for your favorite dishes and it has a Cheesecake Preset! You can imagine my excitement since I love making cheesecakes in my Instant Pot, you can see my long list of Instant Pot Cheesecakes I’ve made over the years here.
I developed this creamy vanilla cheesecake recipe to test out the Instant Pot Pro Cheesecake Preset and I’m happy to say it turned out perfect! It’s extra creamy and well balanced with subtle flavors of vanilla. I add a homemade whipped cream topping to make it extra special, it’s the perfect base for all the beautiful berries. The flavor and texture combo of the cheesecake, whipped cream and fresh berries is divine!
With the new Instant Pot Pro, spend less time in the kitchen with 20% faster pre-heating and up to 70% faster cooking overall. The upgraded gentle steam release is quieter and less messy with the diffusing cover. And the Pro is filled with thoughtful extras like Easy Grip handles on the inner pot, a large LCD display that’s easy to read, and an auto-sealing lid.
I created a simple method to make the perfect cheesecake batter with very little prep time, there’s no need to bring any of the ingredients to room temp hours ahead of time and you hand stir the batter with a whisk.
I used the Instant Pot Springform Pan, which fits in a 6qt, 8qt and 10qt. The Silicone Sling makes it easy to load and lift the pan in and out of the Instant Pot – I’d say the sling is a must have if you’re using a 6qt, because you can’t use metal trivet handles to lift out the pan.
The cheesecake may look a little puffed when it first comes out the the Instant Pot, but once it cools it flattens out perfectly.