Instant Pot No-Boil Yogurt

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Alright, so you’ve mastered making yogurt in your Instant Pot, but now you’re hearing that you can make yogurt without boiling the milk first… Well, you’ve heard correctly! It makes life easier and it turns out just as good! 🙂

Step one, grab some Fairlife Milk at your local grocery store. Also grab a yogurt starter of your choice. Any brand works, (Fage, chobani, etc) Just make sure it has active live cultures in it.


Pour the milk into the Instant Pot, add the starter and stir well. If you’re adding sugar or vanilla, you may do so now.


Put the lid on. It doesn’t need to be sealed though since it doesn’t come to pressure during the Yogurt cycle.

Push the Yogurt button and make sure it says “Normal” NOT “Less” Use the “+” and “-“ button to adjust the time to say 8:00 for 8 hours.


When the 8 hours are up, put the yogurt in the fridge and let it cool at least 6 hours or overnight.



Top with some agave and compote!

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Instant Pot No-Boil Yogurt

  • Servings: 24
  • Difficulty: Easy
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An Instant Pot recipe for easy No-Boil Yogurt.



-1 gallon Fairlife Milk

-2 TBSP starter yogurt of your choice. (must have live cultures)


1.Pour the milk into the Instant Pot. Whisk in the starter, make sure to mix well. You can add sugar or vanilla now if you want.

2.Push the Yogurt button and make sure it says “Normal” NOT “Less”

3.Use the “+” and “-“ button to adjust the time to say 8:00 for 8 hours.

4.When the time is up, allow the yogurt to cool in the fridge overnight. Serve with some agave or Strawberry or Blueberry Compote! YUM!


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13 thoughts on “Instant Pot No-Boil Yogurt

  1. Nancy Alexander August 18, 2017 — 2:44 pm

    I have not tried making yogurt, but would love to. The Fairfield milk that you use is not available in local stores. Can any brand be used?

    1. Hi Nancy! I’ve only used Fairlife milk for the no-boil method, but any brand of milk can be used for this method:

      Let me know if you have any other questions! 🙂

  2. How much sugar and/or vanilla would you add if you desired? Is it basically just for sweetening?

    1. Yes it’s just for sweetening to your taste 🙂 I add about 2tbsp sugar and 1tbsp of vanilla.

    2. Add a 1 pint container of Natural Bliss coffee creamer – flavor of your choice. Yummy! I like the vanilla and add 1 Tblsp of pure vanilla. Super good.

  3. Hi, you’re showing 2 52ounce jugs of Fairlife. Is that enough?

    1. Yes! I’ve used both one and two jugs and had beautiful yogurt. 1TBSP of starter for one jug and 2TBSP of starter for two. 🙂

      1. Should I double the sweeteners that you have listed above? Thanks so much for answering so quickly 😍

      2. Karen- yes! The sweeteners are just for your preference of sweetness 🙂

  4. Hello and thank you!!! It’s still yogurting(sp) I’m going for 8-8 1/2 hrs. It looks divine, thanks again!

    1. That’s wonderful!! Enjoy! 🙂

  5. What if your IP doesn’t have a Yogurt button?

    1. Hi Susan! I am not sure that you can do the no-boil method with an IP that doesn’t have the yogurt button, but I have had success with this method:

      ***To make Yogurt in a pressure cooker without the “yogurt button”- use the sauté function on LOW to heat the yogurt to 180 degrees, take the inner pot off and allow it to cook to 110 degrees. Turn the instant pot off and put the lid back on to save the heat. Return the inner pot to the Instant Pot and cover the whole thing with a towel and allow it to sit for 8 hours. You can then chill the yogurt in the fridge for 4 hours and then strain. 🙂

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