Easy Vanilla Yogurt
By :MaoMao Mom
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Votes: 25
Rating: 3.68
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Course Breakfast
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Cooking Technique Yogurt
Main Ingredient Milk, Sugar, Yogurt
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
6 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 cups milk 2%
  • 3.5 ounces vanilla yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Cooking Technique Yogurt
Main Ingredient Milk, Sugar, Yogurt
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
6 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 cups milk 2%
  • 3.5 ounces vanilla yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
Votes: 25
Rating: 3.68
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Bring milk to boil in a medium size non-stick pot on high heat (option to do this in the Instant Pot by using the Saute function on high temperature).
  2. Cool to near room temperature.
  3. Add yogurt and sugar. Stir to mix. Divide the mixture into 4 heat proof cups. (If you used the Instant Pot for these steps, clean out the Instant Pot, it will be used in the following steps.)
  4. In the Instant Pot , add 5 cups water. Place the 4 heat proof cups into the inner pot. Close the lid and choose “Keep Warm” function for 15 minutes.
  5. Let the pot stand for 10 hours closed.
  6. Open the lid and take out yogurt. Cover with plastic wrap and chill a few hours before serving.
33 replies
  1. Marym
    Marym says:

    There is no 4 cup mark on my instapot! Only 1/2 and 2/3 full. This is very confusing! Did not turn out well for me. Had to dump it all out

  2. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    You are correct, the newer stainless steel inner pot versions do not have those markings. It is 5 cups water in comparison. (I’ve updated the recipe to give that information) Thank you for the feedback.

  3. Isabel
    Isabel says:

    Hi Princeshops – yes you need a cUlture starter to make any yogurt. Typically use shop bought plain yogurt first time. Next and future times use what you made yourself to start the next batch. Hope that helps Those new to making yogurt

  4. Wierdcobra
    Wierdcobra says:

    Does the yogurt mixture go into cups into the instant pot and get covered with the water? If so, wouldn’t water get into the mixture?

  5. Maddy
    Maddy says:

    What should the temperature be to boil?
    What temperature when you cool to add ingredience?

  6. Madeline
    Madeline says:

    The temperature should reach 180 degrees and when cooling 115 -100 degrees when adding starter liquids.
    Hope this helps .

  7. Kimflo
    Kimflo says:

    These are horrile instructions! It must get to 180 F, then you cool it to about 110 before adding the starter. Why not give the IP instructions..

  8. HowleyMC
    HowleyMC says:

    I am wondering how the ‘star rating’ works. This is listed as 5 stars with 19 reviews/ratings, but reading the comments, 12 are mixed among pointing out CRUCIAL missing steps, expressing confusion from the missing steps, reporting that it misrepresents the time involved, etc. I don’t see how this could legitimately be ranked as 5 stars when only 1/3 of the comments are positive. I was intrigued by the short time involved, but after reading the recipe & comments, I’ll look for a different recipe

  9. lmacklem
    lmacklem says:

    New user but there are obbbbbviously important steps missing (divide tbe yogurt mix into what? at what point does it go into the Instant Pot? …. for just a few bits that are missing!)

  10. Bayne33
    Bayne33 says:

    I really dont see the point of calling this a yogurt recipe when you add vanilla yogurt to milk? That seems kind of pointless than to just go out and buy yogurt…lol unless im missing something this is useless.

  11. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    Hi Bayne33,

    The yogurt is used for the bacteria to culture the milk to make yogurt. If you do not add a type of yogurt starter, you will not be able to make yogurt.

  12. hwya
    hwya says:

    i don’t know keep warm for 15 min and unplug let the pressure cooker stand 10 hours ~ that means don’t need plug .
    i am fail

  13. Questions
    Questions says:

    According to these direction, 5 cups of water are put into the Instant Pot and then the lid is closed? I am confused. How am I making yogurt if there is only water in the Instant Pot?

    It seems to me that several steps and points are missing from this recipe.

    I do not understand how this has such a high rating.

  14. Barbieogo
    Barbieogo says:

    Yummy. Added a little agave and vanill extract after it cooled. I prep them with a little fruit amd granola.

  15. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    “Manual” Program is not used in this recipe. Manual and Pressure Cook are the same program just renamed.

  16. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    Hi akcarley,

    This recipe calls for using 4 heat proof cups which are placed in the inner pot filled with 5 cups of water.

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