Yogurt In The Instant Pot | Instant Pot Cold Start Yogurt

Yogurt In The Instant Pot | Instant Pot Cold Start Yogurt

Instant Pot Yogurt Recipe
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Why is everyone raving about Instant Pot Yogurt? It’s because making yogurt in the IP is really easy! I kid you not! It’s soooo simple! This recipe will blow you away with its creamy texture, and the THICKNESS too!

Instant Pot Yogurt Button – Do I Need It?

So, if you came here wondering if you need the YOGURT BUTTON on your Instant Pot to make this recipe… BAD NEWS, you do. I’m so sorry. Before you leave I encourage you to upgrade your Instant pot! Because it’s so easy with the yogurt button!

Upgrade Your Instant Pot

I actually did just that! I upgraded to the…. drum roll, please…

The DUO Plus 80 (8QT)

I bought this one so I could have that coveted yogurt button! It was so worth it!

So if you don’t have a yogurt button, and need a recipe that doesn’t need one… Here’s a recipe that doesn’t use the yogurt button. Although, it’s a little bit more involved.

About Yogurt

Where did yogurt come from? The word yogurt is indeed Turkish. It comes from the verb “yogurmak” which means to thicken.

Yogurt is a product made by fermenting milk with a yogurt culture. These cultures are actually a bacteria that produce lactic acid. Which gives yogurt its thickness, and tart flavors.

Learn How To Make Yogurt In The Instant Pot

If you want thick, creamy, delicious yogurt check out the Instant Pot Yogurt Recipe! This cold start recipe uses Fairlife and the IP yogurt button. | Homestead Wishing, Author Kristi Wheeler | https://homesteadwishing.com/instant-pot-yogurt-recipe/‎ | #instantpot, #instantpotrecipes, #yogurt, instant pot yogurt, cold start yogurt, pressure cooker yogurt

Yogurt In The Instant Pot

Yield: 15
Cook Time: 8 hours
Cooling Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 16 hours

Feel free to double this recipe. Get ready for the most delicious, creamy, thick yogurt!


  • 52 FL oz Fairlife Milk (whole = thicker textures)
  • 2 tbsp Plain Yogurt (Chobani is my favorite)
  • 6 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk (*optional For Greek Yogurt leave this ingredient out.)


  1. Pour milk into the inner pot.
  2. Add sweetened condensed milk. *optional
  3. Whisk in the yogurt really well.
  4. Place the lid on the Instant Pot. The vent can be set to sealing or venting. It doesn’t really matter.
  5. Press the yogurt button. After 10 seconds the Instant Pot should read 8:00 hours and should be on high pressure. These are the defaults for yogurt. 
  6. When the instant pot is finished it should read “Yogt” which means it’s done!
  7. If you plan to make more yogurt in the future, fill up an ice tray with some yogurt and freeze it for future use.
  8. Then, place a lid on your inner pot or cover with plastic wrap, and place in the fridge for 8 hours.
  9. After 8 hours, place in jars. Serve with fruit and granola. Blueberries, blackberries, and/or raspberries are all really great!


If you like Greek yogurt don’t add sweetened condensed milk.

You can also stir in a teaspoon or two of vanilla extract right before you jar it up.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 15 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 103Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 12mgSodium 67mgCarbohydrates 12gFiber 0gSugar 8gProtein 7g

For the most accurate nutritional information, you should calculate the nutritional value of each ingredient yourself. These calculations are provided by a third party and are not expected to be exact. You are solely responsible for ensuring the nutritional information you use is accurate.

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I like to add sweetened condensed milk to my recipe but it’s optional.

If you like Greek yogurt don’t add sweetened condensed milk.

However, if you like the store-bought vanilla yogurt, like me, add that sweetened condensed milk to the recipe! I’m not sure how, but it tastes just like that vanilla yogurt! Mm, it’s so good!

You can also stir in a teaspoon or two of vanilla extract right before you jar it up.

If you’re looking for some great yogurt jars, I just bought these from Amazon. They are 10 oz, which is a perfect size for yogurt.

jars for making instant pot yogurt

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