Instant Pot Greek Yogurt – Corrie Cooks


With just two simple ingredients needed, this Instant Pot Greek Yogurt is smooth and delicious. It’s the perfect breakfast recipe or excellent for an afternoon snack!

Add some calcium to your daily diet and make your own homemade yogurt quickly at home. The best part? It’s literally ready to enjoy in less than 20 minutes of time! Stop buying yogurt at the store and whip up your own in your kitchen!

Yogurt is one of those snack foods that have SO many uses. It’s excellent to give kids that are looking for a rich and creamy dessert, or it’s a great way to pack a healthy punch to your gut as well.

Since you can flavor yogurt so many different ways, why not try it? Add some fresh or frozen fruit, drizzle a little bit of honey or maple syrup on top, or let your tastebuds have a ball with some added homemade granola as well!

I love the creamy texture and love changing the flavors. Sometimes, I’ll even add in some shredded coconut or crushed-up nuts, too. For another super simple recipe, check out my Instant Pot Coconut Milk Yogurt as well!

ingredients needed to make yogurt in the Instant Pot

Why This Recipe Works

This simple yogurt recipe works because it’s easy! You can make this flavorful Instant Pot yogurt faster than driving to the store and buying it – plus, it’s literally made with two ingredients! That’s it!

Yogurt is such a healthy option as it’s low in sugars and high in calcium, which is good for all ages to have daily!

Making Greek Yogurt is a great way to add in more protein than regular yogurt. Adding extra protein to the day helps fuel your body all day long.

  • This simple yogurt recipe is ready in less than 20 minutes’ time
  • You can make it sweet or crunchy by adding varying ingredients
  • Making yogurt is the perfect snack or dessert option!

You can even prep a giant portion of it and have it ready and handy to eat in the fridge!

Recipe Video

Recipe Ingredients

Whole Milk – Using whole milk helps with the creaminess because of the extra added fat. This helps to create a creamy texture and also gives that yogurt that thickness that you’ll love. (If you want to use other milk, you can – but just know that it will vary up the texture a bit)

Plain Yogurt – Pick your favorite type of yogurt from the store and use it. You can use flavored yogurt or not – totally up to you. A lot of people will use an unflavored option as it then gives options to sweeten as you wish.

How to Make Greek Yogurt

Gather all the necessary ingredients first. Since there are only two simple ingredients needed for this yogurt recipe, it’s a breeze to do!

Step One: Pour 1 ½ cups of milk into the Instant Pot.

Step Two: Put on the lid and lock it into place. Select the “yogurt” button and set the timer for 8 minutes.

Once the time has passed, use the natural steam vent, then take off the lid.

Step Three: Add ½ cup of yogurt to the milk.

Step Four: Stir the mixture with a wooden spoon and then put back on the lid. Select the yogurt button again and set the timer for 8 minutes.

Once the time has passed, give it a natural steam vent.

That’s it – the yogurt is done and ready to enjoy!

Variations

Use varied types of milk – Whole fat milk is best, but you can make this using 1% or 2% milk.

Change the flavor of yogurt – Plain yogurt may be what I always use, but you can also use flavored yogurt.

Helpful Tips

  • Be sure you’re using a wooden spoon to stir the inside of the Instant Pot. If not, you’ll risk scratching the instant pot.
  • Skim milk isn’t going to be a good option for this instant pot yogurt because it doesn’t have enough fat content in it.

How To Serve

You can serve yogurt in so many ways! Chopped nuts and fresh fruit or two of the most popular options, but don’t forget that adding granola makes the perfect crunch, too!

Shredded coconut is also a great topping, as are mini chocolate chips. The great thing about eating yogurt is that it can be sweet – or not!

For the kids, a side dish of yogurt with apple slices makes a nice snack recipe as well. They might even want to use it as a fruit dip!

FAQs

How long does homemade yogurt stay good for?

You need to be sure that you’re storing it properly in the fridge or freezer. It can last for up to 2 weeks in the fridge and can actually be stored for up to one month in the freezer!

Make sure that you have an airtight container to keep it as fresh as possible.

How can I thicken up yogurt?

If you’re using lesser fat content milk, increase the fat content. You can also increase the cooking time to see if that would help.

Will homemade yogurt thicken in the fridge?

Yes, getting the yogurt chilled helps to thicken it. Put it into the fridge and give it a few hours to firm up a bit.

Instant Pot Breakfast Recipes

Love the idea of ​​using your Instant Pot for breakfast? Me, too! Here are some of my favorite recipes for the morning hours that I think you’ll love.

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Greek yogurt in glass bowl on cutter board with spoon on side
  • Add the milk to the Instant Pot.

  • Press theyogurtbutton and set the timer for 8 minutes.

  • Once the cooking time is complete, wait for a natural pressure release.

  • Remove hte lid and add the plain yogurt inside the pot. Stir using a wooden spoon.

  • Put back on the lid and press the”yogurt” button again. Set a timer for 8 minutes, and adjust the function until it displays boil.

  • Once the cooking time is complete, wait for a natural pressure release.

  • Take off the lid, add the yogurt to a bowl, and put it into the fridge to chill for a couple of hours.

  • Serve with strawberry slices, granola, chocolate or anything that you are craving.

Calories: 110kcal Carbohydrates: 9g Protein: 6g Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 3g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monnounsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 22mg Sodium: 70mg Potassium: 275mg Sugar: 9g Vitamin A: 296IU Calcium: 225mg

  • Be sure that you’re using a wooden spoon to stir the inside of the Instant Pot. If not, you’ll risk scratching the instant pot.
  • Skim milk isn’t going to be a good option for this instant pot yogurt because it doesn’t have enough fat content in it.
  • Whole fat milk works best for this recipe, but you can make this using 1% or 2% milk.
  • Feel free to change the flavor of yogurt. Plain yogurt may be what I always use, but you can also use flavored yogurt.

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