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Thick Creamy Instant Pot Yogurt

EASY GUIDE TO MAKING THICK AND CREAMY YOGURT IN THE INSTANT POT! TIPS AND TRICKS TO CREATE THE BEST YOGURT EVERY TIME!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword easy, homemade, how to make, instant pot, tutorial, yogurt
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Divas Can Cook

Ingredients

  • 1/2 gallon whole milk
  • 1/4 cup yogurt plain, no sugar added WITH live cultures

Instructions

  • Make sure all utensils and pots are sanitized.
  • In a large pot, add milk.
  • Slowly heat until milk reaches 180 F.
  • Remove from heat and let the milk cool to 100-115 F. (Mine is usually 110 F.)
  • Place 1 cup of the milk in a bowl and stir in the yogurt until smooth.
  • Pour yogurt mixture into the milk.
  • Pour everything into your instant pot.
  • Press the "yogurt" setting and select the "8 hours" option. (select 24 hours for tangier yogurt)
  • Place the lid on and let the yogurt incubate for 8 hours.
  • Once the yogurt is ready, place it into a container and chill until ready to eat.
  • You can also strain the yogurt in cheesecloth or a tea towel for a thicker texture.
  • Use plain or sweeten with sugar, honey, fruits, or preserves.

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Notes

1. Make sure everything you'll be using to make your yogurt is sanitized and that your instant pot has been thoroughly cleaned to remove food odors.
2. Be sure to heat the milk to 180 F. and let it cool down to 100-115 F.
3. Use your favorite no-sugar-added, plain, yogurt as a "starter" making sure it has live culture.
4. Strain the yogurt for a thicker, Greek-style texture.