How To Make Instant Pot Yogurt, Step by Step

I confess that I’ve long ignored the yogurt feature on the Instant Pot. Yet curiosity — and weeks of threading in Instant Pot forums on Facebook — has got the better of me. I’m so happy that’s been done, because Instant Pot yogurt is really a wonder.

Perhaps the best part is that you can make your yogurt just the way you like it — thin and creamy, thick and Greek-like, and everything in between. Prefer vanilla or sweetened yogurt? It could do that, too. Here’s how to make that possible.


  1. Clean and prep the instant pot
  2. Boil the milk in the instant pot
  3. Check the milk’s temperature, and then cool to 110 degree F
  4. Mix 1 cup of warm milk with the starter yogurt and add sweeteners or flavourings.
  5. “Cook” on the yogurt setting for 6 to 10 hours
  6. Refrigerate the yogurt in the Instant Pot insert for 4 hours or overnight

The yogurt can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.