Greek Yogurt Recipe (using Instant Pot)

I bought an InstantPot way back when they first got popular. It was a bit intimidating at first, but I was bound and determined to make it work for me!  I started with this yogurt recipe, and wow it was sooo easy. Then I started straining it to make Greek yogurt and it was amazing.  So thick and creamy!

Greek Yogurt Recipe (using Instant Pot)

Category: Greek Yogurt

Greek Yogurt Recipe (using Instant Pot)

Ingredients

  • 1 gallon milk, you can use whole/2%/1% (I didn't try with skim)
  • 1/2 cup plain organic yogurt - no additives (need this for the cultures)

Instructions

  1. Pour milk into InstantPot.
  2. Press boil, stir, and heat to between 180-185 degrees F. Use a thermometer to monitor! Continue to stir as it heats or you'll get hot spots and the heat won't be even!
  3. I do a quick cool where I put ice/cool water in sink, and take the liner out of the instant pot and pop into sink. Stir every few minutes until temp drops to 95-105 degrees F.
  4. Dry the pot and place back into the machine.
  5. Whisk the yogurt into the milk, until totally combined.
  6. Snap lid on, make sure set to sealed (not vent).
  7. Press yogurt button, I always set time to 12 hours.
  8. When time is up, DO NOT STIR, remove pot from machine, cover with wrap or glass lid and allow to rest for 6-8 hours undisturbed in the refrigerator.
  9. Totally edible now!
  10. OR:
  11. To make the yogurt thick, the next part is straining it.
  12. (I did not buy a yogurt strainer for this purpose!)
  13. Place a large strainer into a large glass measuring bowl and ensure there is adequate room at the bottom for lots of liquid to drain.
  14. Place cheese cloth in bottom of strainer (4x thickness worked), pour in as much yogurt as will fit, cover, place in refrigerator until the yogurt is of desired thickness.
  15. Remove that strained yogurt to another container and continue with process until all yogurt has been strained.
  16. The strained whey can be used for multiple purposes - I have used it for making pizza crusts and other bread items.
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We pour fresh fruit over this, I eat for breakfast with fruit, and so on.  Quite yummy!

As always – enjoy!

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