Bowl of Cold Start Yogurt

Instant Pot Cold Start Yogurt

Homemade Yogurt has NEVER been easier than with this Cold Start Instant Pot Yogurt. Two ingredients and time is all you need to have perfect, creamy, thick yogurt. 
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cold Start Yogurt, Instant Pot Cold Start Yogurt, No Boil Yogurt
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Refrigerate: 8 hours
Total Time: 16 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 70kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey


  • 56 ounces Ultra Pasteurized Milk
  • 2 tablespoons prepare yogurt with live cultures or yogurt starter


  • Pour milk into inner pot of pressure cooker.
  • Whisk in starter/prepared yogurt.
  • Place lid on pressure cooker.
  • Hit "Yogurt" and it should read 8:00 (If not, hit ADJUST until screen reads 8:00). Let the pressure cooker do it's thing!
  • After the 8 hour incubation period, remove inner pot from pressure cooker. Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for 8 hours. 
  • After refrigeration, store yogurt in glass containers for 10-14 days. 


  • Fairlife milk is also ultra-filtered, which means it has more protein and less sugar, meaning it will produce a thicker yogurt than just ultra pasteurized milk. If you use ultra pasteurized milk, no ultra-filtered milk, you may want to strain your yogurt for super thick yogurt. 
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Cold Start Yogurt
Amount Per Serving
Calories 70 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 69mg3%
Potassium 206mg6%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 221mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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