Multicooker Yogurt

Make your own yogurt with this super easy Instant Pot recipe. You'll never have to buy it from the store again!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
8 hrs 25 mins
Chill Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
11 hrs 35 mins
8 cups


  • ½ gallon whole or reduced-fat (2%) milk

  • 2 tablespoon plain Greek yogurt,* room temperature


  1. Pour milk into a 6-qt. Instant Pot electric pressure cooker with a Yogurt setting. Lock lid in place; set pressure valve to "Sealing." Press "Yogurt" button to select the yogurt program. Press "Adjust" button to "More" mode; the word "boil" will appear on the display. The cooker will take about 25 minutes to heat the milk to 180°F. When cycle is complete, cooker will beep and display "yogt." Open lid. Use a quick-read thermometer to make sure the milk registers 180°F.

  2. Transfer cooker insert to a large bowl of ice water. Stir milk 2 to 3 minutes or until it cools to 115°F. In a small bowl whisk together 1 cup of the cooled milk and the Greek yogurt until smooth. While whisking constantly, slowly pour milk-yogurt mixture into remaining cooled milk in cooker insert.

  3. Return insert to cooker base. Lock lid in place; set pressure valve to "Sealing." Press "Yogurt" button, press "Adjust" button to "Normal" mode, and use the "+" button to set for 8 hours. When cycle is complete, cooker will beep and display "yogt." Open lid.

  4. Divide yogurt among four storage containers and chill 3 hours. Store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.

    Multicooker Yogurt
    Jason Donnelly


You can substitute commercial yogurt starter for the Greek yogurt according to the package directions.

Greek-Style Yogurt

For a thicker, creamier yogurt, transfer chilled yogurt to a strainer lined with two layers of 100%-cotton cheesecloth or a clean coffee filter set over a bowl. Cover and chill 3 to 4 hours more or until yogurt reaches desired consistency.

Vanilla Yogurt

Prepare as directed, except stir 1/2 to 1 Tbsp. honey or sugar (if desired) and 3/4 tsp. vanilla into each container before serving.Per serving: same as above.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

76 Calories
4g Fat
6g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 76
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 53mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 4g
Calcium 140mg 11%
Potassium 161mg 3%
Folate, total 6.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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