In just a few steps, and time to let the milk work it’s magic you will have yourself some of the best yogurt…in my opinion.
Step One: Pour a gallon of raw or store bought whole milk into the instant pot. Although I should not have to say it, make sure your pot is clean. Okay, now you have your milk poured in shut the lid. Next, you will need to click on the yogurt button and than hit the adjust and hold it until it says BOIL. Now you wait…..
Step Two: Take the pot out and place it on the counter. You will need a thermometer for this. This step will take an hour or two. You need to get the milk down to 115 degrees. Once it is cooled to 115 degrees you can now add in the yogurt starter. A digital thermometer is extremely helpful to have on hand for this step.
Step Three: Put your pot back in the Instant Pot and press “yogurt’, it will show 8:00 on the screen and that means 8 hours. Again, your Instant Pot does all the work for you.
Step Four: This is a step only if you are wanting a thicker Greek Yogurt. If so you will need to strain your yogurt. I use a nut bag and this works great. I put the yogurt into a nut bag and let it strain overnight. We like our yogurt thick. You don’t have to strain at all. You can pour it into jars and put it in the fridge. This step is completely up to you and your families taste.
Flavoring your yogurt. This is all up to you, but have some fun . You can use honey, maple syrup or coconut sugar to sweeten your yogurt. To add flavors you can use food grade Lemon Essential Oil for a yummy lemon yogurt. Or some pure vanilla for you guessed it…Vanilla Yogurt.
If you do strain your yogurt, don’t throw away all the yummy whey. You can use that in other recipes. But that will be for another post.
Now go and make some homemade yogurt. You will enjoy not having to buy this at the store and you know everything that goes in it. Be sure to keep a 1/2 cup of the plain yogurt as your starter for you next batch.
1 gallon of raw milk or whole milk
1/2 cup of whole milk yogurt (plain, this is your starter)
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