Instant Pot Yogurt Recipe

Today i’m sharing the easiest ever homemade yogurt recipe. I’ve made yogurt a few different ways, but the Instant Pot yogurt is by far the easiest way i’ve made it!

Watch the full recipe video here.

What you’ll need:

My Instant Pot 

Stainless Steel Yogurt Strainer

Instant Read Thermometer


  • 1/2 Gallon Whole Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Plain Yogurt


Instant Pot Yogurt Recipe:

  1. Pour milk into Instant pot & whisking every often, ‘saute’ until temperature reaches 180 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Turn off Instant pot, remove bowl, and cool milk to 115 degrees Fahrenheit. Whisk often.
  3. Place bowl back in Instant Pot, and add plain yogurt.
  4. Remove seal from Instant Pot lid, turn vent to ‘venting’ position, and cover with lid.
  5. Press ‘Yogurt’ button and set your designated amount of time. (I usually do around 18 hours. But you can do anywhere between 12-24 hours.)
  6. Once timer goes off, pour yogurt into the strainer, cover with lid, and place in the refrigerator for 6-12 hours. (The longer you strain the thicker the yogurt will become.)
  7. Add honey / fruit preserves to your desired sweetness, mix & enjoy!

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I hope you find this Instant Pot yogurt recipe helpful. Also check out my other Instant Pot Recipe Videos Below:

Instant Pot 101 for Beginners 

3 Beginner Instant Pot Recipes 

Blog Post- 3 Beginner Instant Pot Recipes

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  • Reply
    December 1, 2018 at 7:07 am

    Hi Brittany, have you tried this with almond or coconut milk?

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    Lindsay Christison
    December 12, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    Hi! Thanks for sharing this recipe. Do you use 1/2 cup yogurt for a full gallon of milk?

  • Reply
    January 26, 2019 at 10:50 am

    how can you print out the recipe for the yogurt

  • Reply
    February 18, 2019 at 11:19 am

    Hi can you tell me the strainer you use in your instant pot yogurt video. You said you got it from Amazon. Details please soon can order one. Thanks


    • Reply
      February 18, 2019 at 6:48 pm

      Totally! This is the yogurt strainer I have- I love it! Also love that it’s got the stainless steel mesh.

  • Reply
    April 14, 2019 at 4:26 am

    If you press “yoghurt” and then “adjust” it heats up to 180 automatically and you can do something else without the need of checking all the time.

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    October 19, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    Can’t wait to try this! I’ve never made yogurt. Just watched the video and thought I’d pass on how I use whey. When I make farmer’s cheese I save the whey and use it in place of water when baking bread to bump up the protein and nutrients. I also use it as my liquid in smoothies. It can be frozen if you end up with a lot and a friend just told me it’s good in soups and stews and fantastic for soaking beans in to soften before cooking. Looking forward to watching more of your videos!

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    December 8, 2019 at 11:16 am

    What would be the nutrition facts?

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    April 14, 2020 at 1:36 pm

    Did you take any plain store bought yogurt as your culture?

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    July 21, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    I am SO happy I discovered this video! Made thee most delicious Greek Yogurt I’ve ever had!

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