It’s EASY to Make Homemade Yogurt in the Instant Pot (Only 3 Ingredients Needed!)
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This fool-proof method of making Instant Pot yogurt starts with just 3 ingredients and results in rich & creamy homemade yogurt!
Have you tried making homemade yogurt in the Instant Pot yet?
I admit that I was slow to try this Instant Pot idea initially because I assumed it would take a bunch of time and effort. Then one day my mom called to rave about the yogurt she’s been making that only calls for a few ingredients and how easy it is.
I’m so glad I tried it because we now LOVE this yogurt recipe. In fact, I have been using this method for years now each week to make delicious homemade yogurt each week for my family. It’s a great way to make-ahead breakfast to keep in the fridge.
Instant Pot yogurt is a cinch using this easy cold start method, and the result is rich, thick, and creamy yogurt that tastes amazing!
This no-boil yogurt is an easy fool-proof process!
I love that there is no heating and then cooling milk to certain temperatures as you’d do in most traditional yogurt recipes. Instead, we’ll start with an ultra-filtered milk such as Fairlife. Then you just need a sweetener of choice and a little bit of prepared yogurt as a starter.
The process couldn’t be any easier. All you’ll do is pour those three ingredients into the Instant Pot and set it on the yogurt setting for 8 hours. After the yogurt is chilled in the fridge for a few hours, you’ll be ready to dig into some thick and creamy yogurt.
You can store it in a large container in the fridge, or transfer it to small jars with berries and/or jam or preserves. YUM!
Prefer Greek-style yogurt instead? This strainer rocks!
This yogurt does set up pretty thick so there’s no absolute need to strain it. However, if you are looking for a thicker yogurt result, I love using this Euro Cuisine strainer with this recipe! It’s an easy extra step that will result in very thick Greek-style yogurt.
Tips for making the best cold start Instant Pot yogurt:
- Use ultra-filtered milk like Fairlife for this method. You can use the skim version (blue bottle) or whole fat (red bottle) and anything in between. The amount of fat will slightly affect the yogurt’s creaminess and thickness. I have made this recipe using the skim and whole milk versions of Fairlife milk and enjoyed them both.
- You can customize the sweetener. I am using vanilla coffee creamer as my sweetener and love the flavor! I have also used alternative sweeteners, like 1/3 cup of granulated monk fruit, and that works well too! Some people like to use a can of sweetened condensed milk for much sweeter-style yogurt.
Homemade Instant Pot Yogurt
yield: 12 SERVINGS
prep time: 5 MINUTES
cook time: 8 HOURS
total time: 8 HOURS 5 MINUTES
This dump and go recipe for homemade yogurt is a breeze to make and so delicious and creamy.
If your family is yogurt obsessed, try making it at home!
Everyone likes to customize their yogurt with various fruit and jam combos, and this is a delicious and frugal way to make the yogurt base. Instead of buying the pricey gourmet individual-sized yogurts, you can make a large batch to have on hand in the fridge for breakfast or snacks and know exactly what’s in it!
Check out what my teammate Jenna had to say about this Instant Pot yogurt recipe:
“I first bought my Instant Pot years ago with the sole intention of making my own yogurt, and somehow I never have lol! Well, now I know it’s so easy to do and not at all as intimidating as I thought! I loved the flavor and consistency of this, and enjoyed it with some strawberry jam and granola – and seriously loved every bite. This really was so easy to make, and I am absolutely fascinated that there is no boiling or straining required. Also, I think the best part is that there are only 3 ingredients needed!”