Last Updated on October 17, 2020 by Ellen Christian
Make Instant Pot yogurt in jars with this simple healthy recipe. Learn how to make Mason Jar yogurt and try it yourself today.
Posts may be sponsored. This post contains affiliate links, which means I will make a commission at no extra cost to you should you click through and make a purchase. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
Do you know how to make yogurt in an Instant Pot? If not, read on because you won’t believe how easy it is.
How to Make Instant Pot Yogurt in Jars
I bought an Instant Pot a few months ago because I had heard about how amazing this programmable pressure cooker is. I’m not huge on kitchen gadgets, but if it’s easy and saves me both time and money, I’m interested.
I love good yogurt and by good, I mean the non-GMO, antibiotic-free, local grass-fed kind. You can keep the chopped up cookies and high fructose corn syrup. Good yogurt is delicious, but it’s expensive.
Which Instant Pot has a yogurt button?
I use the Blue Tooth Enabled variety, so if you have a different type or different brand, your directions may be slightly different. But this particular style does have a button for it.
I went with the Blue Tooth Enabled version because I can monitor it on my iPhone. It’s handy for those days that you are so busy you forget what time it is. I tend to have a lot of those.
What type of milk is best?
You can use any milk you want to make your Instant Pot yogurt in jars. I use raw milk from a local farm, but you can use whole milk from the store if you’d rather.
I’ve never tried it with milk that wasn’t full fat, so I’m not sure what the results will be if you use low-fat or non-fat milk. When it is completely cool, I add fresh fruit and granola to the top.
You can also stir in homemade jam and nuts or just enjoy it plain with a little bit of honey or maple syrup.
If you want to try something that is dairy-free, this recipe uses almond milk.
How long will this stay good?
Tightly covered, this will stay good in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days just like the type from the grocery store. I wait until I serve it to add the jam, fresh fruit, and granola.
What kind of jars should I use?
So, can you use Mason Jars in an Instant Pot? Yes, they are by far the best choice when you want to make Instant Pot yogurt in jars. They fit in there perfectly and they come with lids.
If you want to use smaller jars, you can. But, you will need to divide the recipe in half. There is only room for 4 jars in your IP. You should not stack them on top of each other.
Plus, they are inexpensive and most people have some laying around the house somewhere already. Using the pot in pot method to make homemade yogurt is by far the simplest method to use.
More pressure cooker recipes
Love your pressure cooker as much as I do? Check out these recipes next.
- One container of plain yogurt with life active cultures
- About 8 cups of milk
- 4 Mason jars or other similar glass jars with lids
- Instant Pot with Rack
- Place the rack into the Instant Pot.
- Pour in one cup of water.
- Pour milk into the 4 Mason jars. I use a combination of jelly jars and pint jars.
- Carefully, place the jars with the milk on the rack.
- Put the top on the Instant Pot and close it with the valve in the seal position.
- Press the steam button and adjust the time to one minute.
- Wait until the beeper goes off.
- Remove the top of the Instant Pot carefully after venting the steam.
- Place the thermometer in one of the jars and wait until the temperature drops to 115F.
- Stir in one teaspoon of yogurt with live active cultures into each jar.
- Place the jars back in the Instant Pot.
- Place the top of the Instant Pot back on and turn the valve to steam.
- Press the Yogurt button.
- Wait until the beeper goes off.
- Remove yogurt, put the tops on, and refrigerate.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 139Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 145mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 10g
Ellen is a busy mom of a 24-year-old son and 29-year-old daughter. She owns six blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.