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Instant Pot Yoghurt Setting

Introducing you to the instant pot yoghurt setting and making the most simple instant pot homemade yoghurt. With just two ingredients and plenty of tips for storing and draining, you will love this guide to yoghurt in the instant pot.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Instant Pot
Servings: 2 Jars
Calories: 609kcal



  • Perform the instant pot water test first.
    How To Make Cold Start Yoghurt In Instant Pot?
  • Load your yogurt into the instant pot along with 1/8 of the milk.
    How To Make Cold Start Yoghurt In Instant Pot?
  • Whisk until well mixed and starting to froth. Then pour in the rest of the milk and whisk until frothy like milk from a coffee shop.
    How To Make Cold Start Yoghurt In Instant Pot?
  • Place the lid on the instant pot and no need to set to sealing. Press the yogurt setting and make sure the time is set to 8 hours, if not press the + or – until you have 8 hours and then press start.
    How To Make Cold Start Yoghurt In Instant Pot?
  • After 8 hours and it has beeped, remove from the instant pot, and make sure you don’t stir. Then cover with its silicone lid and place in the fridge for a further 8 hours to chill.
    How To Make Cold Start Yoghurt In Instant Pot?
  • Then grab a bowl and place a colander over it, then cover with kitchen towel. Then pour the yoghurt over the kitchen towel. Leave for an hour for the water to drip out of the yoghurt.
    How To Make Cold Start Yoghurt In Instant Pot?
  • Then transfer the yoghurt into a bowl for serving now or into plastic mason jars for storage.
    How To Make Cold Start Yoghurt In Instant Pot?
  • Then pour a little of your just made yoghurt into ice cube trays ready for the next time you want to make instant pot yoghurt.
    How To Make Cold Start Yoghurt In Instant Pot?


Quantities. I have listed this recipe as a quantity of 4 and that is because it fills 2 jars and is plenty for a family of four for the week.
UHT. This is the name for long life milk. It’s important you use long life milk as it has already been heated through to remove extra bacteria.
Milk. The milk you use matters. Use a skimmed (fat free) milk then you will end up with a fat free healthy yogurt. Use full whole milk with the highest fat content and you will have a creamy high fat yogurt. That same rule applies to the yogurt so do think about the yogurt you want.
Flavours. Do you want flavoured yogurt? Then put the yogurt in a bowl and blend it with your favourite fruits. Then load into jars and you have a quick strawberry yogurt, raspberry yogurt etc.
Silicone. It’s essential that you use a silicone whisk because otherwise it will damage the instant pot inner pot.
Timings. I recommend placing your yoghurt on to incubate exactly 8 hours before you plan to go to bed i.e. 2pm, then transfer to the fridge at 10pm (perfect for a 10pm bedtime) and then by 8am when you wake it will ready for draining.
Thanks for reading our instant pot yoghurt setting guide on Recipe This. We have many more instant pot recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like to see more instant pot recipes from scratch, I recommend you try our instant pot veggie stock next.


Calories: 609kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 385mg | Potassium: 1521mg | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 1621IU | Calcium: 1247mg | Iron: 1mg
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