Love yogurt but looking for a healthier option?
Greek yogurt is the perfect solution! It’s packed with protein and has less sugar than traditional yogurt. Plus, it comes in a variety of delicious flavors that everyone will love. With Greek yogurt, you can easily create healthy and satisfying meals without spending hours in the kitchen. From breakfast to dinner, there are endless possibilities. And because it’s so versatile, you can enjoy it every day of the week.
But if you are skeptical about store-bought yogurt, you don’t have to worry about anything because here is how to make Greek yogurt in instant pot with few simple and easy steps. Making Greek yogurt at home is a great way to save money and customize your own flavor profile. In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps involved in making this delicious and nutritious breakfast staple. Ready to get started? Let’s go!
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Step One: Boiling the Milk
Add the required amount of milk into your Instant Pot. Close the lid and make sure it’s closed properly and press the yogurt button. Once you press yogurt button, the display will show BOIL in status and a 2 hours countdown will start. Make sure the milk reaches a temperature of 180F. Stir it once or twice and recheck the temperature to know the milk is perfectly heated as required.
Step Two: Let the Milk Cool Down to 110F
Let the milk cool naturally that will take more than an hour.
Place the pot of milk in a tub of cold water or sink full of cold water and it will hardly take more than 10 minutes. There is no need to panic if the milk temperature drops below 110F. The temperature between 100F to 115F will be just fine.
Step Three: Add the Yogurt Starter
For yogurt starter, it doesn’t matter which brand you are using as long as it is plain. Whisk three tablespoon of yogurt starter and make sure it is perfectly combined and mixed with the milk.
Step Four: Making Yogurt
Once the yogurt starter has been added to the heated milk, add the stainless-steel insert back into the Instant pot. Turn the lid off and select the yogurt function from the control panel. Once you press the yogurt button, the countdown will start and it will be for 8 hours. It is perfectly safe to leave the Instant Pot unattended for yogurt making.
Step Five: Make Greek Yogurt
Once the yogurt cycle is completed after 8 hours you can strain yogurt through a mesh strainer. With If you make yogurt from 1 gallon or milk, it will take about 4-5 hours to strain and you get nice and thick Greek yogurt in the end. You can keep the whey portion to add into your smoothies later if you’d like that.
Why you should make Greek yogurt at home?
- It is cheaper to make Greek yogurt at home in comparison to store-bought Greek yogurt.
- It contains fewer preservatives.
- You know what goes into the yogurt so it is healthier than the store-bought yogurt.
- It is fun making Greek yogurt at home (At least it is for me).
Why you shouldn’t make Greek yogurt at home?
- It takes at least 13-14 hours to make Greek yogurt at home.
- Not as convenient as store-bought.
Would you make Greek yogurt at home?
Now that you know how to make Greek yogurt in instant pot at home, would you buy from store or prepare at home with your IP? I would definitely make at home since it is money saver and healthier. A little work to save some hard-earned money? I am totally in!