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Simple Homemade Instapot Yogurt

Have you been wanting to try a simple homemade yogurt recipe? I have a great one for you!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
resting time2 hrs
Total Time7 hrs 5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instapot yogurt, simple homemade yogurt
Servings: 2 quarts
Author: Amy- A Red Spatula


  • 2 quarts milk I love to use whole milk, but you can also use 1%or 2%. It is best to use milk that is not ultra pastuerized.
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt You are looking for yogurt that specifically states it contains LIVE CULTURES


  • Add the milk to your Instapot. Click the setting for yogurt, then on mine, you have to click it once more until it reads boil. Place on the lid, but no need to set it to seal. Once it beeps for done, remove the lid and remove the insert. Let the milk cool to 110-115 degrees.
    Once it is cooled, mix in your yogurt with a whisk.
    Place the lid back on and set to the yogurt setting again, I had to click mine twice as it automatically started at boil again. You want it on the yogurt setting. It counts up instead of counting down, so note that.
    After 4 hours, carefully remove the lid. There will be condensation buildup, try not to let that fall down into the yogurt.
    You can check your yogurt in a couple of ways. The first is to gently shake. If the whole thing moves together in one mass, it is good. I like to check with my spoon, as I can see the consistency this way.
    If it isn't thick enough, place the lid back on and continue to cook.
    Once it is finished, remove the insert and allow it to cool on the countertop for 1-2 hours.
    Then place in your storage containers and move to the fridge.
    It holds well for up to 12 days!
    I love to use mine in smoothies or served with granola and fresh fruit. I didn't sweeten mine, but you can always use your sweetener of choice!
    Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!