This past Black Friday, I bought myself an Instant Pot because it was on sale and I really wanted to know what the hype was. So far I’ve only made about 2 things since Nov ’17 but that’s because holidays got in the way.. etc.
Anyway, I thought it was really interesting that you could make your own yogurt! And with an Instant Pot, it’s easier to do because you don’t have to constantly watch the temperature.
I used this recipe: Instant Pot Greek Yogurt Recipe
Essentially you need milk, yogurt cultures from yogurt aka “starter” ( I used plain organic yogurt from the store), cheesecloth or cloth to strain yogurt, and your Instant Pot. Instructions were basically to boil milk, cool milk, add cultures, incubate for about 10 hours, set in fridge, strain and ENJOY!
The first time I made this recipe, the post was so hard to follow because she didn’t really list out her instructions UNTIL THE END so you had to follow each of her pictures if you were impatient like me (LOL). The second time around was much easier. I also made too much yogurt the first time around. I ended up giving some away to my mom and I made a bunch of yogurt cake that went bad after a week of us just staring at it. The yogurt cake was actually really good. Not as sweet as I would have liked but that is a recipe for another day.
I really like how simple and cheap making your own yogurt is. I can control the amount of sugar I want and therefore makes it so much healthier than from the store. I haven’t been adding any sugars to my yogurt in the morning except whatever is in the granola and fruit that I add to the yogurt.
Process: Instructions are difficult to follow on the blog so go to page 2 and the recipe is listed out, easy once you get the hang of it. The hardest part is probably getting the milk to heat up to 180°
Taste: Creamy, a little tart but not so much like greek yogurt at the store. Since it is homemade, I learned that I can control how tart it can be.
Rate: 10/10 – Don’t think I’m ever going back to buying yogurt ever again!
So if anyone wants some plain greek yogurt in the future, let me know!