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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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!

 

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43 Comments

  1. Just a note. My son has Type One Diabetes. In order to keep carbs down we add pureed fruit (1/4 to 1/3 cup) but not any additional sugar. It works great this way too.

  2. I’ve never hear of an instapot! The yogurt looks great and I’m sure it tastes even better. :) Thanks for sharing at Your Inspired Design!

  3. This looks wonderful, and I love that you serve it in mason jars. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday! :)

  4. We LOVE making our own yogurt it is a winner in our house, we use raw milk for ours. I don’t strain it either mainly because I’ve always been afraid of how big of a mess it would make lol. Sharing with my viewers!! Thanks for linking up with Inspire Me Monday. Have a blessed weekend!!

  5. I’ve never ever thought of making my own yogurt and thought the process would take far too long. This is an awesome recipe! Thanks for linking up with Delicious Dishes Recipe Party!

  6. One, I’ve never heard of one of these before and two, I’ve never thought to make my own yogurt! How stinking smart and delicious! Thanks for linking up with Delicious Dishes Recipe Party!

  7. You need to use a fine metal sieve and a couple layers of cheese cloths when straining. I always strain to get a thicker, greek type yogurt. All that should come off when straining is a yellowish liquid (whey). There are many uses for this as well!

  8. Do any other pressure cookers have the yogurt button? Function? Like the IP.
    I would like to know if any other brands can do the yogurt incubating and boiling

    1. I have a power pressure cooker and it does not have yogurt button.

    2. Several of the electric pressure cookers have the yogurt button. Before purchasing mine this month (Jan 2019), I researched 4 – the Mealthy Multi pot, Instant Pot Duo Plus, Potastic, and Yedi electric pressure cookers. All four of these have the yogurt button. Actually there was very little difference between these 4 cookers. The primary difference was price and the number of accessories provided with the initial purchase.

    1. The fat % of milk will change the consistency, but I have had good luck with 2%.

  9. Can you do this in an Instant Pot without the yogurt button?

  10. I am also wondering what setting and time on the Power Pressure Cooker XL

  11. I am super excited about trying this recipe! One question though: About how long do you strain the yogurt for?

  12. Can I use coconut milk or almond milk instead of cow milk?

  13. Hi after placing the lid on the IP do you set The sealing Position or just close the lid?Thank You

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