The amazing thing is that your instant pot has a yogurt setting and all you have to do is add milk and yogurt to the pot turn on the yogurt setting and let it do its thing for 8 hours. There are two methods used to make yogurt in the instant pot.
In a medium bowl whisk together yogurt and reserved 1 cup milk.
Yogurt setting on instant pot. Here s a step by step process of turning your instant pot into a yogurt maker. Pour milk into inner pot of instant pot. Instant pots with a yogurt button not all models have a yogurt button but those that do enable you to do two of the four main steps in yogurtmaking.
Boil milk in the instant pot. The first one is called the boil method with this method you heat milk on the instant pot s boil setting to a temperature between. Once the instant pot beebs that the boil cycle is complete carefully remove the lid and test the temperature.
By now it s kind of a well known fact among my friends and family that i love my instant pot specifically making yogurt in my instant pot. Push yogurt button until the screen reads boil usually you will need to hit the yogurt button two times this will take about an hour. 1 heat the milk high enough to denature the proteins thus giving you a thicker set and 2 maintain an even yogurt friendly incubation temperature throughout the 6 to 8 hour fermentation period.
It ll ensure that the temperature stays at the 110 115 degree range and will allow the fermentation to proceed in ideal conditions. For a thicker consistency try using whole fat milk. Put the lid of the instant pot back on and press the yogurt button.
Return insert into the instant pot. Return the inner pot to your instant pot choose yogurt and adjust the temperature to normal for standard yogurt set the time to 8 hours. You need to set the timer to eight hours and then let the instant pot do its magic.
If you prefer a milder yogurt you can incubate for as. 12 hours will make a thicker yogurt. I like to save a few tablespoons each time i do this to use the next time i make a batch in the instant pot.
Stir into remaining milk being careful not to scrape the bottom of the insert. Select yogurt setting set automatically at 8 hours. If you haven t tried it yet go here i ve been doing it for a little over a year now and i ve usually yielded thick rich creamy greek style yogurt.
Whisk yogurt mixture back into instant pot until fully incorporated then lock lid and press the yogurt setting to normal for 8 to 12 hours. You can have yogurt ready to go overnight. If you are okay with it being a bit runnier you can use skim milk or half fat milk instead.