Instant Pot Yogurt in a small glass jar.

Instant Pot Yogurt

This Instant Pot Yogurt recipe is easy, budget-friendly and absolutely delicious! Serve it with fruit, granola or use to make desserts or muffins and breads.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot yogurt
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 9 hours
Total Time 9 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8 cups
Calories 149 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1/2 gallon milk 8 cups
  • 3 tablespoons plain yogurt
US Customary - Metric


  1. Pour the milk into the Instant Pot.
  2. Press the YOGURT button and then the "adjust" button until it displays "boil". It will take about 30 minutes. It is done when the display shows "yogt".

  3. Once the cooking cycle is done, remove the lid and check the temperature of the milk. It should read at least 180 degrees F.
  4. Remove the insert with milk and set aside to cool. You can speed up this process by placing it in an ice-water bath. Cool the milk to 105 degrees F.

  5. Place yogurt in a small bowl. Add 1/4 cup of the milk from your Instant Pot and stir. Add the mixture to the rest of milk and stir together.

  6. If you used ice water bath, wipe the bottom and sides of the pot to make sure it is not wet. Place the pot back in your Instant Pot.
  7. Press YOGURT button until it shows 8:00. The IP should be set to normal pressure.
  8. Once the cycle is done, remove the pot with yogurt and set aside to cool. Do not stir. Once cooled completely, you can place it in the fridge to chill or place in jars or containers with lids.

Recipe Notes

  1. If you want the Greek yogurt texture, strain the yogurt through a cheesecloth, by setting it over a bowl and letting it sit in the fridge overnight.
  2. Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.
  3. The total time does not include the cooling time.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Yogurt
Amount Per Serving
Calories 149 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 105mg5%
Potassium 324mg9%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 391IU8%
Calcium 276mg28%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.