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How to Make Strawberry Yogurt (Instant Pot Recipe)

This Instant Pot Strawberry Yogurt is easy to make and tastes incredible. A versatile healthy breakfast recipe that you can make your own. It also doubles as the perfect smooth, fruity, snack!   

If you love yogurt and perhaps always looking for an excuse to use your Instant Pot then the knowledge of combining the two together must be a revelation. However, it is possible, it tastes amazing with a few simple ingredients, and your instant pot is doing all the work. What is not to like? This is especially a good easy recipe to try if your family loves yogurt and goes through a lot of it. 

If you haven’t already tried it, this Apple Pie Overnight Oats recipe is an easy breakfast idea. Something you can enjoy at home or on the go. 

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Why You’ll Love This Instant Pot Strawberry Yogurt recipe

  • The Instant Pot does all of the hard work
  • It is super tasty- loved by both kids and adults for sure
  • An affordable option 
  • A healthy alternative with no added sugar, additives, or preservatives

Ingredients Needed

  • Fail life Milk (non-lactose free)
  • Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Vanilla
  • Strawberries (Frozen or Fresh berries)
Ingredients needed to make Strawberry Yogurt.

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How To Make The Instant Pot Strawberry Yogurt

  1. Add milk to the Instant Pot and seal the lid and pressure valve. Select boil function and set timer for 30 minutes.
  2. Once the timer finishes, make sure the milk temperature has reached 180°F, if not, set Instant Pot to sauté function to bring it up to the proper temperature. 
  3. Remove the Instant Pot liner and let it cool to 105°F. Use a candy thermometer or meat thermometer to ensure temperature accuracy. If you need to speed this up, place the Instant Pot liner in an ice bath in the sink using only 3 inches of water. 
  4. Once the milk is at the appropriate temp, remove any film that may have formed on top. 
  5. Use a measuring cup to remove 1 cup of milk and mix well with yogurt and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. 
  6. Add this mixture back to the milk in the Instant Pot liner and seal the lid and pressure valve again.
  7. Set the pot to yogurt mode for 8 hours. 
  8. Once the 8 hours are done, remove the liner, cover it with plastic wrap and aluminum foil, and place it in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight. 
  9. Once chilled, yogurt should be thick enough to stand a spoon upright. 
  10. Dice strawberries and place them under or on top of yogurt for serving. 
  11. Top with granola and or honey for a sweeter taste if desired. 
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Recipe Variations

Want to sweeten the yogurt? Stirring in some honey, maple syrup or a little sugar will sweeten this up no end!

Don’t want to use strawberries? Any fruit will do. Apples, bananas, other berries, you can use what you have or what is tickling your tastebuds! A food processor can help make a great puree. You could also look to choose seasonal fruit depending on the time of year.

Tips & Tricks

  • If possible, leave the yogurt in the refrigerator overnight once the 8 hours are completed in the Instant Pot. This will help you to get the desired thickness and consistency. 
  • For this recipe, we used a 6qt Instant Pot, but this recipe will work with an 8qt if you have one. 
  • Frozen fruit makes it a little easier to add to the yogurt.
  • An ice cream scoop is a great way to distribute your Instant Pot yogurt recipe in portions into your Mason Jars.
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Storage

When it comes to your Instant Pot Strawberry Yogurt, you will need to store it in the refrigerator in airtight containers or a sealed mason jar is a good way to store it.

It will last for around 2 weeks. You can also choose to freeze the strawberry yogurt.

However, it can change the texture overall. If you do freeze it then make sure you defrost the yogurt in the refrigerator overnight. Or perhaps enjoy some frozen yogurt instead?

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FAQ

Why didn’t my instant pot yogurt thicken?

The Instant Pot should thicken your yogurt beautifully, but if you find there is a bit of an issue with it, then you can strain the whey and give it a stir to see if that helps.

If it hasn’t thickened then it could be that it has been left to ferment for too long or the temperature was too high when you moved on to the next stage. 

How long does DIY yogurt last?

Homemade yogurt made in the Instant Pot will last in the refrigerator for 2 weeks.

It can last longer, but you will find that the consistency thins and it may have a tangier taste. This will be the same as to whether you have chosen to make a plain yogurt or one with the added fruit.

Is it cheaper to make your own yogurt? 

It does work out cost-effective to make your own yogurt, especially if you are a family that eats a lot of it. The savings will depend on the type of milk you use and your flavorings or additions, but overall it will work out cheaper per serving.

It will also encourage healthy eating as there is no added sugar.

What else can I do with the instant pot strawberry yogurt?

There are many different things you can do with your homemade yogurt. You could look to create strawberry yogurt popsicles to enjoy on a hot summer day.

Or make a strawberry yogurt smoothie for a great start to the day. You could add other things to it like a little honey for sweetness or some protein powder after a workout.

Other instant pot recipes

Instant Pot S’mores popcorn – If you are looking for the perfect movie snack then this instant pot recipe is for you. 

Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup – One of the best soups that you can make in the Instant Pot. You have to try it. 

Instant Pot Chicken and Gnocchi – This is a healthy and no-fuss dinner option when you are looking for something the whole family will love. 

Instant Pot Apple Pie Filling – The perfect recipe for fall.

Jar of homemade Instant Pot yogurt with strawberry mix on top.

How to Make Strawberry Yogurt (Instant Pot Recipe)

Mason Jar Recipe
There's nothing quite like homemade Instant Pot Yogurt made with just 4 simple ingredients. Easy, healthy, and addictively delish!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Chill Time 8 hrs
Total Time 16 hrs 10 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 32 oz fair life milk whole (non-lactose free)
  • 2 Tablespoons of plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons vanilla
  • 2 cups of strawberries frozen or fresh

Instructions
 

  • Add milk to the Instant Pot and seal the lid and pressure valve. Select boil function and set timer for 30 minutes.
  • Once the timer finishes, make sure the milk temperature has reached 180°F, if not, set Instant Pot to sauté function to bring it up to the proper temperature.
  • Remove the Instant Pot liner and let it cool to 105°F. Use a candy thermometer or meat thermometer to ensure temperature accuracy. If you need to speed this up, place the Instant Pot liner in an ice bath in the sink using only 3 inches of water.
  • Once the milk is at the appropriate temp, remove any film that may have formed on top.
  • Use a measuring cup to remove 1 cup of milk and mix well with yogurt and vanilla in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add this mixture back to the milk in the Instant Pot liner and seal the lid and pressure valve again.
  • Set the pot to yogurt mode for 8 hours.
  • Once the 8 hours are done, remove the liner, cover it with plastic wrap and aluminum foil, and place it in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight.
  • Once chilled, yogurt should be thick enough to stand a spoon upright.
  • Dice strawberries and place them under or on top of yogurt for serving.
  • Top with granola and or honey for a sweeter taste if desired.

Notes

  • If possible, leave the yogurt in the refrigerator overnight once the 8 hours are completed in the Instant Pot. This will help you to get the desired thickness and consistency. 
  • For this recipe, we used a 6qt Instant Pot, but this recipe will work with an 8qt if you have one. 
  • Frozen fruit makes it a little easier to add to the yogurt.
  • An ice cream scoop is a great way to distribute your Instant Pot yogurt recipe in portions into your Mason Jars.
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