The answer is yes! Making yogurt in an Instant Pot is not only possible but also easy and convenient. With the right ingredients and steps, you can enjoy homemade yogurt that's healthier and more affordable than store-bought ones.
Here are step-by-step instructions on how to make yogurt using an Instant Pot:
- 4 cups of milk (whole or 2%)
- 1/4 cup of plain yogurt with active cultures
- Optional: sweeteners or flavorings (honey, vanilla extract, fruit)
- Pour the milk into the Instant Pot and close the lid.
- Press the "Yogurt" button until it says "Boil." This will heat up the milk to about 180 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Once it reaches that temperature, let it cool down to about 110 degrees Fahrenheit. You can do this by taking out the inner pot and letting it sit on a cooling rack for about half an hour.
- Once cooled down, whisk in 1/4 cup of plain yogurt with active cultures until well combined.
- Return the inner pot back into the Instant Pot and press again on "Yogurt." This time set it for about 8 hours using either "Normal" or "Less" mode depending on how tangy you want your yogurt to be.
- After 8 hours have passed, open up your Instant Pot and check your mixture; you should see a thick consistency like Greek Yogurt.
- If you want thicker yogurt like Greek-style then strain through cheesecloth over a bowl overnight for at least eight hours in your fridge.
Optional Final Step: Add flavorings or sweeteners such as honey or fruit before enjoying!
That's all there is to making homemade yogurt in an Instant Pot! It's a great way to save money while still enjoying deliciously creamy yogurts that you can fully customize to your liking. Try it out and experiment with different flavorings and sweeteners to find your perfect yogurt recipe!
Instant Instant Pots Buying Guide
The Instant Pot is a versatile kitchen appliance that can cook up to 70% faster than traditional cooking methods. The Instant Pot comes in five versions, here are the top 3 best sellers by price category. We’re confident that you’ll be able to find the right one for your budget and kitchen.
Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker 6 Quart
This product is a 7-in-1 Instant Pot Duo electric pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, yogurt maker and food warmer. It features 13 customizable Smart Programs for pressure cooking and comes with a tri-ply bottom for more even cooking. It's perfect for growing families as it can cook for up to six people and comes with a free app with over 1900 recipes. Plus it has over 10 safety features and is fingerprint resistant!
Why People Love This
- Instant Pot users have used both the 3qt and 6qt sizes for various purposes.
- The Instant Pot is versatile - not only can it be used for slow cooking, proofing, and yogurt/farmer cheese-making, it can also be used as a deep fryer with an optional glass lid.
- The Manual setting has been renamed as "Pressure Cook" in newer versions of the Instant Pot.
Instant Pot RIO 7-in-1 Electric Multi-Cooker Pressure Cooker 6 Quart
The Instant Pot RIO is an innovative 7-in-1 electric multi-cooker with an upgraded anti-spin inner pot and easy to use control panel with cooking progress indicator. It has 13 customizable smart programs with pressure and slow cook settings, plus 10 safety features. The inner pot is made of food grade stainless steel and tri-ply bottom for even cooking, making it great for growing families or meal prepping. Plus, the free app provides over 800 recipes for iOS and Android!
Why People Love This
- Quick and fast shipping
- Good deals and very cheap
- Easy to use with a button to release the stem instead of using tongs
- Preheat and on show progress
- Highly recommended Instant Pot brand
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Instant Pot Duo Crisp 11-in-1 Air Fryer and Electric Pressure Cooker Combo with Multicooker Lids
This product is an Instant Pot Duo Crisp 11-in-1 Air Fryer and Electric Pressure Cooker Combo with Multicooker Lids that offers a wide range of functions, including air frying, roasting, baking, dehydrating, pressure cooking, slow cooking and more. It features Evencrisp Technology to deliver crunchy and tender food without the need for deep-frying with oil. It also has 11 customizable Smart Programs for quick one-touch cooking plus a free app with over 1900 recipes. The stainless steel pot is designed for even cooking and the product comes with many safety features including overheat protection.
Why People Love This
- Cooks food quickly and to perfection
- Easy to use and clean
- Multiple uses - pressure cooking, air frying, baking, dehydrating
- Compatible with 8 qt models
- Can fit in smaller spaces like an RV