Here's How to Make Wine in Your Instant Pot—Yes, You Read That Correctly
The Instant Pot has become a worldwide sensation. Millions of people have purchased the product to make the perfect rice, create healthy steamed veggies, and slow cook food throughout the day. But, according to one food blogger, we’ve all been missing out on the Instant Pot’s best recipe: Wine.
Yes, that’s right, you really can make your own wine in an Instant Pot ($130; amazon.com).
Inspired by a meme that asked, “Why hasn’t anyone figured out how to put grapes in an Instant Pot and make wine,” food blogger and recipe developer David Murphy decided to give it a try.
“Yes! I totally decided to put in the effort and figure out how to do it! This meme inspired me to try to figure out how to make some Instant Pot wine I LOVE a challenge,” Murphy wrote. “Believe it or not, it’s not as hard as you might think it is to make Instant Pot wine, but it does take a little bit of patience.”
According to Murphy, you can’t just throw juice in your Instant Pot and hope for wine—sorry.
Instead, you must start things off by fully sanitizing your Instant Pot. To do so, take one tablespoon of bleach and one gallon of hot water. “Mix well, and pour into your Instant Pot liner pot.” Allow the mixture to sit for at least 30 seconds to kill any type of bacteria. Dry with a clean towel, “and you’re ready to go,” he wrote.
Next, gather your ingredients, which include:
Combine these ingredients in a six-step process, which you can follow on Murphy’s site, and leave in your Instant Pot for 48 hours. Then, transfer your wine to a plastic container and let it sit for eight full days. And voila! You’ve made Instant Pot wine.
“I seriously didn’t think this was going to work at all,” Murphy shared. “I was expecting a failure, but I was patient and played that annoying waiting game. Honestly, it was so much better than some of those cheap bottles of wine that I’ve bought. Dare I say, even better than the Two Buck Chuck from Trader Joe’s!”
Honestly, thank God for brave souls like David Murphy. Check out four more things you probably didn’t know you could make with your Instant Pot, and maybe try to discover a new recipe for yourself.