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Chinese peanut soup dessert in a heart shaped bowl

Instant Pot Sweet Peanut Soup Recipe

With an Instant Pot, you can make this dessert in no time! Peanut soup can be enjoyed alone or served with red beans or 湯圓 (tāngyuán). In the summer the cooked peanuts can be used as a topping for shaved ice or 豆花 (dòuhuā).
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Natural pressure release 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 8


  • Instant Pot


  • 12 oz raw skinless peanuts
  • 1/4 cup rock sugar any type of sugar is fine
  • 6 cups water


  • Rinse the peanuts
  • Soak overnight in the water.
  • Transfer the peanuts and liquid into the Instant Pot and cook on high pressure for 40 minutes.
  • Allow nature pressure release. This will take about 30 minutes.
  • Add more sugar to desired sweetness.


The ingredient measurements do not have to be exact. Make as little or as much as you want. Just make sure there's enough water to cover the peanuts. This recipe is based on the standard pack of peanuts found at many Asian grocery stores.
If you don't have time to soak the peanuts, cook in the instant pot for 90 minutes.
Keyword peanut soup