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Instant Pot Chinese Sweet Potato Soup

Super easy to make 5-ingredient Classic Instant Pot Chinese Sweet Potato Soup (Chinese: 番薯糖水)!  Smooth, light, sweet-gingery Hong Kong dessert soup. Budget, nourishing, & satisfyingly delicious!
Course Dessert, Soup
Cuisine Asian, Chinese, Hong Kong
Keyword instant pot chinese dessert, instant pot chinese recipes, instant pot dessert, instant pot recipes, instant pot soup, instant pot sweet potato soup, pressure cooker dessert, pressure cooker recipes, 番薯糖水
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Calories 216kcal
Author Amy + Jacky


  • 2 ½ pounds (1025g) sweet potatoes , roughly cut into 2” chunks
  • 3 tablespoons (40g) ginger slices (use old ginger & adjust amount accordingly)
  • 4 cups (1L) cold water
  • A pinch salt
  • 1 piece (93g) brown sugar in piece (Chinese: 片糖)


  • Pressure Cook Chinese Sweet Potato Soup: Add 1 (93g) brown sugar in pieces (片糖), a pinch of salt, and ginger slices in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. Add in 2 ½ lbs (1025g) sweet potato chunks, then pour in 4 cups (1L) cold water. Ensure the sweet potato chunks are submerged in the water. Close lid and turn Venting Knob to Sealing position. Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 1 minute, then 5 minutes Quick Release. After 5 minutes, release the remaining pressure by turning the Venting Knob to the Venting position. Remove the lid carefully.
  • Thicken Chinese Sweet Potato Soup: The Sweet Potato Soup will look quite watery. It's important to bring the sweet potato soup back to a simmer by pressing the "Cancel" button, then "Saute" button. Let it simmer. Break down the sweet potatoes slightly with a wooden spoon, then mix the soup to give it more body. This will take a few minutes. Taste and adjust the sweetness by adding more brown sugar in pieces if necessary.
  • Serve Instant Pot Chinese Sweet Potato Soup: Discard the ginger slices. Serve this Chinese Sweet Potato Soup hot or cold. If you are serving it cold, add a bit more sugar. Enjoy~


  1. Brown Sugar in Pieces (Chinese: 片糖): Try to find them in your local Asian markets as they'll be much cheaper! :)
  2. Ginger: Use old ginger for a stronger & more aromatic taste. If you enjoy a more gingery spicy Sweet Potato Soup, feel free to add more ginger slices according to your preferences.
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Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 3g | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 651mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 26815IU | Vitamin C: 4.7mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1.2mg