Instant Pot Yogurt Recipe With and Without a Yogurt Button

Instant Pot Yogurt Recipe options with and without a yogurt button!

In this article you will find 5 Instant Pot yogurt recipes, including a Instant Pot Greek Yogurt recipe that you’ll want to make every week.

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Below I’ll show you how to make Instant Pot yogurt 5 different ways… with different methods and different milk products.

This article has 5 homemade yogurt recipes, including vegan yogurt, coconut, and even a Greek Yogurt recipe…

Instant Pot Yogurt Recipe – With and Without a Yogurt Button

Making homemade yogurt can be easy when using an electronic pressure cooker!

In this article you’ll find 5 different yogurt recipes, homemade in the Instant Pot.

Here’s what you’ll find in this article:

  • Instant Pot Yogurt Recipe
  • Instant Pot Yogurt Recipe without a Yogurt Button
  • Instant Pot Greek Yogurt Recipe
  • Instant Pot Coconut Yogurt Recipe
  • Instant Pot Vanilla Yogurt Recipe
  • Tips: Making Vegan Instant Pot Yogurt
  • Tips: Making Greek Yogurt vs. Regular Yogurt
  • Tips: Storing Instant Pot Yogurt

Let’s jump right in so you can start your Instant Pot Yogurt making… So you can get your Instant Pot yogurt maker going!

Instant Pot Yogurt Recipe

The following homemade yogurt recipe is pretty basic. If you have an Instant pot yogurt button, this is likely the recipe you’re looking for.

If you don’t have a yogurt button, scroll to the next recipe… If you want to make a Greek Yogurt recipe, see below there’s one of those as well in this article.

Instant Pot Yogurt Recipes

Instant Pot Yogurt Recipe

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This easy Instant Pot yogurt recipe utilizes the Instant Pots with a “Yogurt” button… if you don’t have one, don’t worry, the next recipe covers making homemade yogurt without a yogurt button.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 9 hrs
Total Time 9 hrs 5 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, greek
Servings 15 servings
Calories 67 kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 gallon milk
  • 2 tablespoons prepared yogurt with cultures

Instructions
 

  • Pour milk into inner pot of a clean Instant Pot.
  • Push yogurt button until the screen reads “boil.” (This will take about an hour)
  • Once the Instant Pot beeps that the boil cycle is complete, carefully remove the lid and test the temperature. It should be around 180 degrees. Let inner pot sit in instant pot for 5 minutes and then remove inner pot.
  • Allow the milk to cool to 105-115 degrees. This will take about an hour on the counter top or about 15 minutes if you place your inner pot into an ice bath.
  • Gently skim off the “skin” on the yogurt and discard.
  • Whisk in the prepared yogurt.
  • Place inner pot back in the Instant Pot, close the lid and press yogurt button again and then adjust until screen reads 8:00.
  • Once yogurt beeps that it is complete, store in glass jars.

Notes

yogurt recipe instant pot

Nutrition

Calories: 67kcal
Keyword Yogurt
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This basic recipe for yogurt recipe instant pot homemade yogurt is just one of 5 in this article! See below for vegan yogurt recipes…

Instant Pot Yogurt without a Yogurt Button

I hear all the time “Can you make Instant Pot yogurt without a Yogurt button?” Many Instant Pots don’t have the Instant Pot yogurt setting…

When I started writing my best-selling Instant Pot Cookbook I knew I had to include this recipe for Instant Pot Yogurt without a Yogurt Button. First, I did not have an Instant Pot Model with a yogurt button, but also because I could not find a recipe for it.

Instant Pot Yogurt Recipes

Instant Pot Yogurt without a Yogurt Button

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I have one of the Instant Pot models that doesn’t have a “yogurt” setting, so I had to figure out how to make yogurt without one.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 hrs
Total Time 10 hrs 10 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, greek
Servings 15 servings
Calories 67 kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 gallon milk I use 2%
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt

Instructions
 

  • Set the Instant Pot to “keep warm.”
  • Add the milk and heat uncovered for 40 minutes.
  • Whisk, then change the setting to “sauté, medium heat.”
  • Use a thermometer to check the heat periodically; when its reached 185°F (this will take about 15 minutes), hit “cancel” and use oven mitts to carefully remove the inner pot.
  • Let the milk cool for 40 minutes, then whisk in the yogurt. Return the inner pot to the Instant Pot, cover, close the pressure vent, and wrap the entire Instant Pot in a towel. Let the mixture sit for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Scoop the yogurt into a glass bowl, cover, and refrigerate until cold.

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 67kcal
Keyword Yogurt
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Not all Instant Pot’s have yogurt buttons! If you don’t have one, don’t fret, you can still make all your favorite yogurt recipes…

Instant Pot Greek Yogurt Recipe

This plain Greek Yogurt recipe is easy to make, all you need is some cheesecloth which you can purchase at any grocery store, on on-line.

This homemade yogurt recipe uses the directions from one of the two previous recipes, and builds upon it… so be sure to choose your yogurt cooking method (with a yogurt button vs. without a yogurt button).

P.S. This Greece yogurt recipe gets creamier and thicker the longer you let it strain.

Instant Pot Yogurt Recipes

Instant Pot Greek Yogurt Recipe

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This Greek Yogurt recipe builds upon the two homemade yogurt recipes above, make the yogurt in your Instant Pot following the with, or without yogurt button directions, then start this easy recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 5 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine greek
Servings 10 servings
Calories 100 kcal

Equipment

  • cheesecloth-lined sieve

Ingredients
  

  • Prepared homemade Instant Pot yogurt

Instructions
 

  • Once your Instant Pot Yogurt recipe is complete, you can turn it into Greek Yogurt! See the Instant Pot yogurt directions above.
  • Ladle the prepared yogurt into a cheesecloth-lined sieve and drain for 2 to 3 hours, until thick and creamy.
  • Scoop the yogurt into a glass bowl, cover, and refrigerate until cold.

Notes

Instant Pot Greek Yogurt

Nutrition

Calories: 100kcal
Keyword Yogurt
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Greek Yogurt is a thicker, creamier version of a plain yogurt recipe. You can use the yogurt whey (the liquid that drains out when you make Greek Yogurt) in your favorite bread baking recipe!

Instant Pot Coconut Yogurt Recipe

Now before the calorie count in this coconut milk yogurt recipe scares you off, please note that canned coconut milk is both high in calories AND a super food!

Homemade coconut yogurt recipes need the fat of the canned/boxed coconut milk… so don’t use the stuff in the refrigerated section.

Also, please note that this homemade yogurt recipe (unlike the previous 3) is sweetened. You could make this coconut yogurt in Instant Pot unsweetened and save 26 calories per serving.

Instant Pot Yogurt Recipes

Instant Pot Coconut Yogurt Recipe

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This vegan yogurt recipe uses canned or boxed coconut milk, so you can stock your pantry to make this recipe anytime!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 1 d
Total Time 1 d 45 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, greek
Servings 15 servings
Calories 163 kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

  • 1 quart of full fat canned or boxed coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup do not sub in honey—it has its own bacteria that will fight the yogurt culture
  • 3 tablespoons plain coconut yogurt with live active cultures

Instructions
 

  • Pour the coconut milk and maple syrup into the pot of the Instant Pot. Whisk well, then press the “Yogurt” button, and then adjust the setting until you see “boil.”
  • Let the Instant Pot run uncovered, whisking occasionally.
  • When the Instant Pot beeps it’s finished, allow the milk to cool until it is between 100º and 110º. (This can take upwards of an hour.)
  • When the milk is at the correct temperature, ladle out about 1/2 cup of the warm milk into a small bowl, and whisk with the 3 tablespoons plain starter yogurt until smooth. Pour the mixture back into the Instant Pot and whisk well.
  • Close the lid of the Instant Pot, and press the “Yogurt” button.
  • Set for 12-36 hours. (the longer the better!)
  • When the fermenting time is up, transfer the yogurt to a glass storage container and keep in the fridge. It will continue to thicken up as it cools.

Notes

coconut yogurt recipes

Nutrition

Calories: 163kcal
Keyword vegan, Yogurt
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Coconut milk is high in calories, but it’s also packed full of healthy fats!

If you’re looking for a lower calorie vegan yogurt recipe, see below for the Almond Milk yogurt recipe!

Instant Pot Vanilla Yogurt Recipe (Almond Milk Yogurt Recipe)

Here’s another vegan yogurt recipe Instant Pot made, but it’s only 38 calories per serving!

We LOVE Almond Milk at Lose Weight By Eating, and it’s not just because of it’s low, low calories! It also has many health benefits!

Instant Pot Yogurt Recipes

Almond Milk Vanilla Yogurt Recipe

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This sweetened vegan yogurt is creamy and delicious! You can make this Instant pot yogurt Greek, simply strain it (see Greek yogurt directions above) before you add in the vanilla.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 hrs
Total Time 10 hrs 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, greek
Servings 15 servings
Calories 38 kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 gallon almond milk
  • 1/2 cup Maple syrup do not use honey!
  • 3 tbsp plain almond yogurt with live active cultures
  • 1 Vanilla bean cut in half lengthwise

Instructions
 

  • Add milk and the maple syrup to the Instant Pot and close the lid. Select yogurt button and adjust till it displays boil. (this will take about 1 hour.)
  • After 1 hour open the lid and test the temperature, it should be 180 °F (Fahrenheit degrees).
  • Remove the inner pot from instant pot after 5 minutes. Let the milk to cool for 115 °F. (this will take about an hour)
  • Skim of the skin on yogurt and discard.
  • Whisk the prepared yogurt in it.
  • Place inner pot in the instant pot and press yogurt button. Adjust it to 8:00. After 8 hours move to the fridge to cool.
  • Once cooled, scrape the vanilla beans into the yogurt, mix together with the maple syrup and place in the fridge.

Notes

yogurt recipe homemade

Nutrition

Calories: 38kcal
Keyword vegan, Yogurt
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This vanilla yogurt recipe is also an almond milk yogurt recipe… and that’s why it’s so low in calories!

If you’re looking for more reasons to love Almond Milk, click here!

Tips: Making Vegan Instant Pot Yogurt

I often see the question: “Can I make vegan yogurt in an Instant Pot?” and through all my research and testing, I’m happy to tell you that it is possible and not to different from making non-vegan yogurt.

Here are a few tips to help you make homemade vegan yogurt:

  • Get a vegan starter, I like Belle + Bella Non-Dairy Yogurt, Starter
  • “Cook” it longer, a dairy yogurt takes about 8 hours, a Vegan yogurt will take from 14 to 24 hours.
  • Get full fat, canned coconut milk… not the refrigerated kind. (I know this will increase the calories, but it truly is necessary). Or boxed Soy milk, I like Westsoy.
  • Don’t sweeten until later… Adding honey will ruin the process, so instead opt for maple syrup. Or better yet, make it unsweetened and add sweetener upon eating it. This way you can use it in place of sour cream and crème fresh, yum!

Tips: Making Greek Yogurt vs. Regular Yogurt

Greek yogurt is simply a denser yogurt, so when you make yogurt in an Instant Pot you are making yogurt. No extra step needed there.

To make it Greek yogurt you simply have to strain it in through cheese cloth for a few hours to remove some of the liquid.

Tips: Storing Instant Pot Yogurt

Storing your Instant Pot yogurt is simple and easy, and so that you don’t have to read all the way through the tips I will say upfront, yes you can freeze it.

I like to store my yogurt in individual containers, call me a creature of habit, but I like the single serving yogurts just like I got when I was a kid. I prefer glass containers with plastic lids, Pyrex makes a good individual container.

If you choose to store everything in a large container, I recommend placing a sheet of parchment paper over it, just as Fage yogurt does., This will keep it fresh longer.

You’ll want to use up your unfrozen yogurt in a week, but yes you can freeze it for up to a month.

Final Thoughts on Homemade Yogurt Recipes

Homemade yogurt recipes can easily be made anytime of the year…

Making yogurt in an Instant Pot is one of the most popular ways to use the device, and there are so many ways to make it, with and without a yogurt button.

Try out this method and comment with your notes, we love yogurt topping and flavor suggestions as well!

Be sure to check out my best-selling cookbook LOSE WEIGHT WITH YOUR INSTANT POT and my Instant Pot recipes below.

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