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Is it possible to make thick raw milk yogurt in the Instant Pot? In other words... can you skip the pasteurizing step, retaining all the raw goodness of your milk, and still end up with thick yogurt? Find out here!

Raw Milk Yogurt {Instant Pot}

Is it possible to make thick raw milk yogurt in the Instant Pot? In other words... can you skip the pasteurizing step, retaining all the raw goodness of your milk, and still end up with thick yogurt? Absolutely! Makes 1 gallon (or more or less if you scale up or down).

Course Cultured
Cuisine Traditional
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 5 minutes
Servings 16 cups
Calories 148 kcal
Author Wardee Harmon

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Put a few cups of raw milk in the Instant Pot insert pot.
  2. Then sprinkle with gelatin.
  3. Whisk together milk and gelatin.
  4. Press the "Yogurt" button.
  5. Next, press "Adjust" once so the display reads "Boil".
  6. While stirring constantly, let the milk heat just enough to melt the gelatin. You can tell it's ready when there are no more flakes of gelatin visible in the milk (bring up a spoonful to check visually).
  7. Press the "Cancel" button.
  8. Add the rest of the milk to the pot.
  9. Then sprinkle/add the yogurt culture. (Using these mini-measuring spoons really helps! Drop equals 1/64th teaspoon.)

  10. Stir well.
  11. Put the lid on the Instant Pot and turn the venting knob to the sealing position.
  12. Press the "Yogurt" button. Use "Adjust" if necessary, to put it on the "Normal" setting.
  13. Next, using the -/+ buttons, adjust time. (6 to 8 hours minimum; up to 24 hours for GAPS or THM.) It will soon turn on.
  14. Put the Instant Pot in a corner of the kitchen to culture undisturbed for the duration of the time; the display will count up to show you how long it's been. (You can open it up and check periodically, if you'd like.)
  15. When done, put a glass or silicone lid on the insert pot and transfer to the refrigerator for 24 hours to set up fully. IMPORTANT!
  16. Skim the cream that rose to the top, if desired, for sour cream or making cultured butter. Divvy up the yogurt into smaller jars (optional) or serve from insert pot.
  17. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Raw Milk Yogurt {Instant Pot}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 148 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 104mg5%
Potassium 312mg9%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 383IU8%
Calcium 267mg27%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.