Dish of yogurt.
Home made yogurt is so easy with an Instant Pot!

Dairy, Fermented Foods

Cook Time: 9 hours Total Time: 10 hours


1/2 gallon milk

2 Tbsp yogurt cultures


Way more creamy and mild than typical store bought yogurt.


Pour milk into inner pot of Instant Pot. Push Yogurt button then Adjust button until the screen reads “boil.” This will take about an hour.

When the boil cycle is complete, the Instant Pot display shows “yoga”.
Remove the lid and test the temperature. It should be around 180 degrees. 
Let inner pot sit in instant pot for 5 minutes and then remove inner pot.

Allow the milk to cool on the counter top for about an hour – to 105-115 degrees. 

Gently skim off the “skin” on the yogurt and discard.

I use a fork to carefully remove the skin.

Whisk in the yogurt starter – 1 tablespoon per quart of milk.

The skin has been removed, and starter yogurt added, and whisked in.

Place inner pot back in the Instant Pot and put the lid on. 

Press Yogurt button, then adjust the time using the + and – keys until screen reads 8:00.

Once Instant Pot beeps that it is complete, remove the yogurt to glass jars and store in the fridge.

Making yogurt with my Instant Pot.


Cool more quickly by placing the inner pot in an ice bath, be sure to dry the bottom before returning to the pot.