No Thermometer Yogurt Instant Pot
Servings: 10 - 15
Prep Time: 5 - 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 - 24 Hours


About this Recipe

Yes, it IS possible to make yogurt in your Instant Pot, and you can successfully do it without a special thermometer! This recipe is specifically made dairy free & vegan, we will be posting a dairy version soon! The Instant Pot is good for more than just savory pressure cooked foods. In fact, your Instant Pot won’t be pressuring up at all!<br /> <br />


✓ 33.8 oz carton Aroy-D Coconut Cream

✓ 67.6 oz filtered water (just fill up the carton twice from the coconut cream)

✓ Nondairy yogurt starter, 1/4 cup plain nondairy yogurt or powder from 3 probiotic pills* we use Nordic Naturals, but have more consistent results with a dedicated starter or yogurt for the dairy free option.

If you choose a nondairy probiotic starter, many of our readers have suggested one like this dairy-free vegan one. Another option is to use a couple of tablespoons of plain additive-free live cultured coconut yogurt, but that is nearly impossible to find in a store near us.


1. Ensure that the inner liner is in the Instant Pot appliance. Add the coconut cream to Instant Pot inner liner, then fill the carton with filtered water twice and add that too.

2. Press the “yogurt” button then “adjust” button until it says “boil” on the interface. Stir very well as it heats up, once fully mixed stir occasionally until boil cycle ends.

3. Once the boil cycle ends, remove the inner liner and let it cool to about 110° F. Stir throughout the cooling process, and stir very well before checking! You can put the liner in an ice bath to speed this process up.

4. Once the boil cycle ends, remove the inner liner and let it cool to about 110° F. Stir throughout the cooling process, and stir very well before checking! You can put the liner in an ice bath to speed this process up.

5. Put the inner liner back in the appliance. Put the glass lid on your IP, and set the “yogurt” function for the full cycle, 24 hours. DON’T TOUCH IT during this time. A slight shake of the pot to see if it jiggles is all you’re allowed to do.

6. After the full cycle is complete, put the inner liner into the fridge (with lid) for 4 hours to let it thicken and cool. Again, do not disturb the yogurt during this time! Once set/cooled, enjoy with your favorite toppings!

-- Nutrition Notes --
This vegan/dairy free option is suitable for anyone without dietary restrictions, except obviously those with a coconut allergy. We prefer the whole milk option as it is cultured enough to not bother our stomachs!

As always we hope you enjoy our recipes and please give your suggestions for what you want to see next. We highly encourage experimentation when cooking, after all, that is how we began blogging about our creations! Feel free to add/omit ingredients or substitute what you have on hand and tell us how your variations turn out!
Date Published: October 19, 2020
Author: Real Food to Heal

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