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Instant Pot Almond Milk Yogurt

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Dive into the world of homemade goodness with Instant Pot Almond Milk Yogurt. It’s easy, it’s creamy, and it’s dairy-free. Discover the joy of making your own almond milk yogurt right in your Instant Pot. Deliciously simple, wonderfully nutty – your daily dose of homemade goodness starts here

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe?

  • It’s Cheaper. Making homemade yogurt is much cheaper than buying enough for everyone in my household. You can buy ingredients and make a huge batch that costs way less than those individual containers.
  • Homemade Yogurt Is Healthier. The nutrition of yogurt decreases with sugar and other additives. Making it homemade eliminates fillers and sugar to give you the most health benefits form your snack.
  • It’s More Delicious. In my opinion, homemade yogurt is much more delicious than any yogurt I’ve bought at the store.
Instant Pot Almond Milk Yogurt

Recipe Ingredients

You only need 4-ingredients for this almond milk yogurt recipe:

  • Almond Milk: Serves as the base of the yogurt. We use store bought almond milk as Homemade almond milk tends to yield a thicker yogurt.
  • Plain Almond Yogurt: Acts as a starter, introducing live active cultures that ferment the almond milk into yogurt.
  • Gelatin and Arrowroot Flour: Act as thickeners, giving the almond milk yogurt its characteristic creamy consistency.
Almond Milk Yogurt Ingredients

How To Make Instant Pot Almond Milk Yogurt

This homemade Almond Milk Yogurt gives you the freedom to add even more nutritious ingredients like real fruit, honey and granola. And, it’s way easier to make than I even expected. Get ready to be impressed!

Step 1: Clean And Sterilize

STOP! Before you do anything else, clean and sterilize your Instant Pot especially the sealing ring. If you don’t, you will risk bad bacteria.

Step 2: Boil The Milk

Add the milk to your Instant Pot, close the lid, and hit the “yogurt” button until it displays boil. Allow it to boil for 45-minutes. When it’s done, it should be at 180℉. If it’s not, hit “Sauté” and stir it until it reaches that temperature.

We use the Instant Pot Duo as it has a Yogurt button function!

Step 3: Add Thickeners

Hit “cancel” and then add your gelatin and arrowroot into the almond milk. Stir and mix well.

Step 4: Cool The Milk Mixture

Remove the inner pot from the Instant Pot and let it cool. To speed up this process, place the pot in cold water or an ice water bath. I placed it in the sink with cold water. Let it cool until it reaches 115℉.

Step 5: Skim The Skin

Next, skim the skin off of the milk and discard it. Then, put 3 tablespoons of already made yogurt into a bowl. Stir the yogurt well and add it to your milk mixture. Mix well.

Step 6: Pressure Cook

Finally, place your inner pot back into the Instant Pot. Close the lid and put your pressure valve in the sealing position. Hit your “yogurt” button and set the time for 12-hours.

Pro Tip: When the Instant Pot does the yogurt function, it will NOT count down like pressure cooking. Instead, it will count up to 12-hours. If you like the yogurt thicker, up the time to 16-hours.

Step 7: Cool The Yogurt

After the time has completed, release the pressure and transfer your inner pot to the refrigerator to cool. It needs to cool for at least 6-8 hours.

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Step 8: Add Toppings And Serve

Top your yogurt with honey, fruits, granola, or anything you like. Serve and Enjoy!

Instant Pot Almond Milk Yogurt

Expert Tips

  • Use the glass lid. I recommend using your glass Instant Pot lid whenever you are not using the pressure cooker function because it’s easier to take it on and off when stirring.
  • Save 3 tablespoons of yogurt. Once your yogurt is complete, pull out 3 tablespoons to save for your next batch of yogurt. Using this will make your next batch extra creamy and less tangy.
  • Don’t disturb the yogurt. It’s tempting to check on your yogurt while its in your Instant Pot for 12-hours, but DON’T! You don’t want to add outside bacteria.
  • Don’t add flavors until the end. Do not add vanilla, fruits, honey, maple syrup, or anything until the yogurt is done cooking.

Storage Instructions

  • Storage: I like to store almond milk yogurt in Yogurt Parfait Cups with Lids because it makes for a quick and easy breakfast solution.
  • Fridge: You can store your plain yogurt in the refrigerator in a sealed container for up to 5-days.
  • Serve: Add additional toppings when you are ready to eat your stored almond milk yogurt.
instant pot almond yogurt recipe

What To Serve With This Recipe?

Not sure what to add to your plain almond milk yogurt? Here are some of our favorite topping suggestions:

FAQ’S

Is Almond Milk Yogurt Vegan?

Whilst the almond milk is plant based and vegan, this recipe uses gelatin so it’s not a vegan yogurt. Homemade almond yogurt is a great substitute for dairy yogurt for those who are lactose intolerant.

Why Is My Yogurt Pink? Can I Eat It?

No, you can not eat pink yogurt! When yogurt turns pink, looks red and splotchy, or turns any sort of pinkish color, it means bad bacteria got inside the Instant Pot while it was cooking. Any sort of pink means the yogurt should be thrown away immediately!

Instant Pot Almond Milk Yogurt  

What Type Of Instant Pot Do I Need For Almond Milk Yogurt?

The simplest way to make Instant Pot Almond Milk Yogurt is with an Instant Pot with a yogurt function. This type of Instant Pot is more expensive, but it takes the guesswork out of making your yogurt.

If you don’t have an Instant Pot with a yogurt-making function, you can still make almond milk yogurt in your regular Instant Pot.

You’ll also need an Instant Pot that has enough capacity to fit the ingredients for your almond milk yogurt.
If all you have is a 3-quart Instant Pot, it may be too small for even a single batch of yogurt. However, if you opt for an 8-quart Instant Pot, you’ll have plenty of space for a large batch of yogurt.

What Is the Best Way to Thicken Almond Milk Yogurt In An Instant Pot?

Use Greek yogurt as a thickener – Adding a few tablespoons of plain Greek yogurt to your Instant Pot almond milk yogurt makes it easy to thicken it up. The active cultures in the Greek yogurt will also help enhance the flavor and texture of your almond milk yogurt. 

Add some chia seeds – Chia seeds are another great way to thicken your yogurt. Add a tablespoon or two of chia seeds directly to the Instant Pot, which will help create a creamy texture. 

Use tapioca – Tapioca can also be used as an alternative thickening agent for almond milk yogurt. Add a few tablespoons of tapioca starch to the Instant Pot and let it simmer for a few minutes. This will create a thick and creamy texture. 

Use gelatin – Gelatin is a great way to thicken up almond milk yogurt quickly and easily. Mix one tablespoon of gelatin with two tablespoons of cold water, then stir the mixture into your Instant Pot almond milk yogurt before cooking. The gelatin will help create a thicker, creamier yogurt. 

Use cornstarch – Cornstarch is another great thickening agent for Instant Pot almond milk yogurt. Mix a few tablespoons of cornstarch with some cold water until it forms a paste, then stir the mixture into your almond milk yogurt before cooking to help thicken it up.

Can I Make Instant Pot Yogurt With Other Plant Based Milks?

Yes, you can! Many plant based milks such as almond, soy milk, coconut and even cashew milk work well for Instant Pot yogurt. Be sure to use a high-quality, unsweetened variety of plant milk when making your yogurt.

Also make sure that the cultures you are using are appropriate for the type of milk you’re using. We love soy yogurt. It’s a great diary free yogurt option and making yogurt is always so fun!

Instant Pot Almond Milk Yogurt

instant pot almond yogurt recipe

Instant Pot Almond Milk Yogurt

Yield: 1-2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 13 hours
Total Time: 13 hours 5 minutes

This Instant Pot Almond Milk Yogurt is a guilt-free treat you can have when you are craving for a dessert and something sweet. Try this one now!

Ingredients

  • ½ gallon almond milk
  • 3 TBSP plain almond yogurt with live active cultures
  • 2 TBSP Gelatin
  • 4 TBSP Arrowroot Flour

Instructions

  1. Clean and sterilize all of your equipment, especially the ring in your IP. You could risk getting mold if it is not completely sterilized. 
  2. Add milk to your Instant Pot. Close the lid on your Instant Pot. 
  3. Press Yogurt mode and continue to press until it displays “BOIL”. This will take about 45 minutes. It should be at 180 degrees Fahrenheit. If it does not, press “Sauté” on your Instant Pot while stirring until it reaches 180 degrees. Add in your gelatin and arrowroot. Mix well. 
  4. Remove the inner pot once you have reached the degree and let it cool. You can speed up the cooling process by placing the pot in cold water, or ice water (I place it in the sink with cold water). Allow it to cool until 115 degrees. 
  5. Skim the skin off of your milk, and discard. In a small bowl, add a few spoonfuls to your already made 3 TBSP yogurt. Mix well, then add to your inner pot. Mix well. 
  6. Bring your inner pot back to the Instant Pot. Press “Yogurt” function, and up the time to 12 hours (when the Instant Pot has started yogurt function, it will not count down like pressure cooking. It will count up to 12 hours.). If you like your yogurt thicker, you can up the time to 16 hours. 
  7. After the time has completed, transfer the inner pot to your refrigerator to cool for at least 6-8 hours. 
  8. Top with honey, fruits, granola, and more!
  9. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 324Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 57mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 3gSugar: 31gProtein: 10g

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4 Comments

  1. How do you make the homemade almond milk to begin with? How do you sterilize the IP ring? Why does your recipe call for 12/13 hours of boiling when other IP recipes require 16 minutes (8 min once culture is added)?

    1. Hi Rachel, We buy almond milk to start out with. The Instant Pot ring can be sterlized in a number of ways. We out our in the dishwasher. This recipe uses the Instant Pot Yogurt Button… not the pressure cooker button and works for the time period given using the yogurt button.

  2. do you add the gelatin and arrowroot at the beginning of the boiling cycle or after it has reached 180 degrees?

    1. yes, the thickeners are added after the yogurt has boiled as per the instructions. Pop it in afterwards.

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