Carrot Dessert Shots in Instant Pot

Hello Food Lovers,
           Valentine's day is all about sweet treats, sweet moments, delicious desserts, sweethearts
and never-ending love. And to celebrate this sweet day we have brought you this healthy, sweet dessert shots. It's exploding with crunchy carrot’s goodness, blended dates, and nuts and topped with sliced almonds, saffron strands, and rose petals. So why not serve it on Valentine's day? 

             This healthy version of dessert shots is prepared with the creamy carrot pudding and delicious carrot halwa. These dessert shots are a significant dessert trend nowadays and is ready in about 25-30 minutes in instant pot and is easy to prepare and it's undoubtedly one of the most delicious desserts we love lately. Simply bursting with the flavors of rich, crunchy and creamy carrots and healthy nuts! 

             These moist, crunchy and gluten-free carrot dessert shots are unbelievably good, and they are everything you want in a Dessert and more. They are packed full of flavors. To make base Layer(Carrot Pudding) vegan you can use coconut milk and vegan butter, and that will work well too! Here, I have simplified the procedure and made this recipe a one-pot recipe. So guys give this a try!

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes; Cooking Time: 20 Minutes.
Each Carrot Dessert Shots Contains 90 Calories.

Video Recipe: 

To Prepare Base(1st Layer) / Carrot Pudding Layer:

  • Carrot Pudding / 1st Layer Ingredients:
    • Carrot 4 small, peeled and cut into pieces (approx.160 g)
    • Milk 3 Cups 
    • Dates 10 dates(seeds removed)
    • Almonds ¼ cup(soaked in water overnight)
    • Cashews ¼ cup(soaked in water overnight)
    • Saffron few strands + warm milk 2 Tbsp
  • Instructions :
    • To Cook Carrots, milk and nuts in Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot :
    • In a pan add carrots, dates, almonds, cashews, half of the milk and saffron.
    • Turn on Instant Pot and add 1 glass of water to the pot and place carrot milk mixture pan with trivet.
    • Close the lid, place vent on sealing position and select manual mode(Hi) for 6 minutes.
    • NPR for 5 minutes and release the remaining pressure manually and let it cool completely before blending.
  • To Blend Carrot-milk mixture :
    • In a grinder/blender/juicer add cooked carrot and nuts and blend to make a puree-like texture.
  • To Prepare Carrot Pudding :
    • Turn on Instant Pot and add 1 Tsp butter/ghee and add the blended mixture.
    • Add remaining milk, cover and cook for 2-3 minutes or until it boils.
    • Here, carrot pudding is ready to set our base layer or 1st layer.
  • To Layer Carrot Dessert Shots:
    • Layer dessert shot glasses with prepared Carrot pudding (add 1-2 Tbsp pudding into each glass).
    • Freeze it for 10-15 or until it set.

To Prepare Top(2nd Layer) / Carrot Layer:

  • Carrot Halwa / 2nd Layer Ingredients :
    • Carrot 6 cups, grated (550 g)
    • Almond meal/flour ¼ cup
    • Coconut Milk ½ cup 
    • Sugar 1 cup
    • Cardamom powder 1 Tsp
    • Vegan butter/coconut oil 2 tbsp
    • Desiccated Coconut 2 tbsp 
    • Cashews for garnishing
    • Turn on saute mode of the instant pot and add vegan butter, grated carrots and saute them for 2-3 minutes.
    • Add coconut milk and close the lid and place vent to sealing position.
    • Cook on Manual more(Hi) for 3 minutes.
    • NPR for 5 minutes and then release the remaining pressure manually.
    • Open the lid and add almond flour, cardamom powder, and sugar and mix all well.
    • Turn Instant Pot to Saute mode and cook carrots till the liquid gets evaporated it will take 5-6 minutes.
    • Here, carrot halwa or our top layer is ready to set.
  • To Layer Dessert Shots:
    • Take out the shot glasses from the freeze.
    • Layer dessert shot glasses with prepared carrot halwa (add 1-2 Tbsp halwa into each glass).
    • Garnish with sliced almonds, saffron strands, and rose petals.
    • Tadaa, delicious Carrot Dessert Shots are ready to serve.
    • Simply chill in the fridge, take out from the refrigerator before serving and ready to enjoy!!!

Dietary Comments:

  • Calorie count is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Per serving contains 90 calories, along with 13.48 g carbohydrates, 3.64 g fats, and 1.6 g protein.

Good Time To Eat:

       It is good to eat carrot dessert shots as a dessert.

Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy!!!


  1. Thank you for this mouth watering recipe.

    1. You are most welcome Mathew D. Do try it and let me know how you like it.

  2. It looks yummy..instead of coconut milk can I use regular milk while making carrot halwa?or do u recommend coconut milk over regular milk?

    1. Thank you so much Kalyani. Yes you can totally replace coconut milk by adding regular milk. Try it and let me know how you like it.

  3. Hi, great recipe. Will definitely try it. What if I do not have nuts soaked overnight? Any workaround to that?

    1. Hello SG, Thank you for stopping by. if you haven't soaked nuts no worries. microwave nuts for 5 minutes in water or boil for 5-10 minute, that will help you. Do try it and let me know how you like it.


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