Chè chuối Instant Pot (Banana, Coconut Milk and Tapioca Pearls Dessert)

  • Servings: 6 or more bowls
  • Difficulty: easy peasy
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Author: Katie Le | Katie’s Test Kitchen


(for 6 or 8-quart IP)

  • About 1 dozen of super ripe Thai Bananas/chuối sứ (peeled, diagonally sliced to about 1/4 to 1/2  inch thick, option to marinate them with 3 tbsp of sugar if they are not naturally sweet to your liking)
  • Two (2) 14 oz cans of coconut milk (if available, use Savoy Coconut Cream, they are the best!)
  • 1/2 cup of tapioca pearls (less if you don’t want it too thick, soaked in warm water for 15-20 minutes, drained)
  • 3 pandan leaves (typically found in the frozen section)
  • 1 cup of sugar (more if you like sweeter)
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1 bag of Vanilla Sugar OR 1 tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • 4 cups of water
  • roasted crushed peanuts and/or sesame seeds as toppings


  1. Add 4 cups of water and Pandan Leaves to inner pot, turn on Saute Mode (“normal” heat).  Bring liquid to a gentle boil and dissolve 1 cup of sugar, /4 tsp of salt, and 1 bag of Vanilla sugar.  Add in the sliced bananas and turn off Saute mode.  Close lid, be sure Vent is on Sealing, select Pressure Cook/Manual, Low Pressure, 6 minutes.
  2. Once cook time is over, manually and gently move Knob to Venting to release pressure.  Turn on Saute mode again and pour in 2 cans of coconut milk/cream along with the drained tapioca pearls.  Bring liquid to a boil for about 5 minutes.  Turn off heat and remove Pandan Leaves.  I like to let mine sit for 30 minutes or so before serving.
  3. When ready to serve, sprinkle crushed peanuts/sesame seeds on top.  Leftovers can be kept in the refrigerator.  Microwave to loosen the coconut sauce.  Enjoy!


4 Comments on “Chè chuối Instant Pot (Banana, Coconut Milk and Tapioca Pearls Dessert)

  1. So glad you posted a recipe for this! My son and I had this while on vacation in Vietnam and really enjoyed it but only saw it once during the trip. I’ll be making this soon!

  2. Very yummy👌,just made it today using half recipe and only 1/4 cup of sugar,it turned out very good,better than store bought and very easy to make,thanks Katie!😍

    • You’re so welcome! Making it at home is best because you can adjust the sugar level.

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