This Instant Pot Yogurt recipe is a bit healthier than my Instant Pot Cheesecake, but both are delicious. :) This yogurt would make a great breakfast for kids during the school year. Quick grab and go!

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Instant Pot Yogurt with Fruit

First order of business? Make yogurt with the Instant Pot! It’s kind of an oxymoron, if you ask me: a 9 hour process is not even close to being “instant”. However, with this homemade yogurt you set it and forget it, so the 9 hours don’t really count, ya dig?

Instant Pot Yogurt

Instant Pot Yogurt Ingredients:

Try the Pressure Cooker XL or another electric pressure cooker for best results!

1 gallon milk (we used 1/2 gallon 2%, 1/2 gallon whole)
½ cup Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons vanilla bean paste
Nut Milk Bags or cloth napkins
Instant Pot

Instant Pot Yogurt

Instant Pot Yogurt Directions:

Pour the gallon of milk into your instant pot, secure the lid, and press the YOGURT button. Then, press ADJUST until the display says “boil”.

The boiling setting will beep after about 45 minutes. Unplug the pressure cooker, remove the lid and base and set it on the counter or stove. If you remove the base, the milk will cool much faster. It needs to cool to 115*F.

homemade vanilla yogurt

Place base back into Instant Pot, and plug it in. Using a non-wire whisk, mix in 1/2 cup Greek yogurt and 2 tablespoons vanilla bean paste.

Press “YOGURT” again, and the timer will read 0:00. It counts up instead of down, so it’ll count UP to 8 hours.

strain homemade yogurt

The recipe I followed said to strain the yogurt, but I used cheesecloth and it was a disaster. It only yielded a PINT of yogurt! So, if you’re going to strain your yogurt, use THESE NUT MILK BAGS or cloth napkins. You can also skip the straining part, according to my buddies in the Instant Pot group, but I haven’t tried that yet.

Place yogurt in one or two 1-quart jars, and let chill in refrigerator over night.

homemade yogurt recipe

Last but not least, divide into smaller containers (I used wide mouth 1/2 pint jars for single servings), adding fruit on the top and/or bottom.

easy homemade yogurt with fruit compote

I boiled 2 cups fruit with 1 cup sugar and allowed it to cool before adding it to my yogurt containers.

Don’t forget to PIN IT!!

Instant Pot Yogurt I NO LONGER RECOMMEND THE INSTANT POT. Try the Pressure Cooker XL (or any other electric pressure cooker) for best results.

Instant Pot Yogurt With Fruit

This homemade yogurt is so delicious and handy to make in your Instant Pot!

  • 1 Gallon Milk (1/2 Gallon 2 Percent, 1/2 Gallon Whole)
  • ½ C. Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp. Vanilla Bean Paste
  • Equipment Needed: Nut Milk Bags or cloth napkins, 1-Quart Jars, and Instant Pot
  • 2 C. Fruit
  • 1 C. Sugar
  1. Pour the gallon of milk into your instant pot, secure the lid, and press the YOGURT button.
  2. Press ADJUST until the display says “boil”. The boiling setting will beep after about 45 minutes.
  3. Unplug the pressure cooker, remove the lid and base and set it on the counter or stove. Cool the milk to 115* degrees F.
  4. Place base back into Instant Pot, and plug it in.
  5. Using a non-wire whisk, mix in 1/2 cup Greek yogurt and 2 tablespoons vanilla bean paste.
  6. Press “YOGURT” again, and the timer will read 0:00. Allow it to count UP to 8 hours.
  7. Strain yogurt using the Nut Milk Bags or cloth napkins.
  8. Place yogurt in 1-Quart jars and chill in refrigerator overnight.
  9. Boil 2 cups fruit together with 1 cup sugar. Cool before adding to yogurt.
  10. Divide into smaller containers, adding fruit to the bottom and/or top.
  11. Serve and Enjoy!