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Easy Instant Pot Yogurt Recipe

We will show you how easy it is to make yogurt in your multi-function Instant Pot. Check out our easy Instant Pot recipe!
Prep Time13 hrs
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot, yogurt


  • Instant Pot
  • Pint sized canning jars or other refrigerator storage containers
  • Whisk
  • Candy Thermometer


  • 1/2 gallon whole milk
  • 3 tbsp quality yogurt (must have live cultures)


  • Pour milk into Instant Pot.
  • Lock the lid onto the Instant Pot and set Instant Pot to "yogurt - boil" setting.
  • After this cycle, use the thermometer to ensure that the milk has reached 180 F. This is important! If the milk is not yet 180 F, repeat the cycle again.
  • Remove the Instant Pot insert and set it aside to cool. Watch the temperature until it cools to 110 F. (You can carefully set the insert in a large bowl of ice water if you want to speed the cooling process up.)
    Instant Pot Yogurt Temperature
  • A thin skim layer should appear on top of the milk. Remove and discard this layer.
    Instant Pot Yogurt Process-7
  • Measure out 1 cup of this cooled milk and add it to a separate bowl with the yogurt.
  • Whisk the milk and yogurt together and then add the mixture back to the Instant Pot insert.
  • Whisk again to ensure that the milk and yogurt are well blended.
    Instant Pot Yogurt Process-11
  • Lock the lid and press the "yogurt - normal" setting and set for 12 hours.
  • After the timer goes off, place the insert in the refrigerator, covered with a dish towel, for 4 hours to set.
    Instant Pot Yogurt Process-12
  • Scoop yogurt into clean containers, for example canning jars.
    instant pot yogurt in ball jars
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
    Instant Pot Yogurt in ball jars
  • Enjoy plain, with granola and/or fresh fruit!
    DIY Instant Pot Yogurt Parfait