Instant Pot No Boil Yogurt
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Instant Pot Cold Start Yogurt [No Boil Method]

Instant Pot Cold Start Yogurt is simply a no boil method of making yogurt. No need to first boil the milk. Just add in cold milk and starter and in a few hours, you have thick yogurt.
Prep Time8 hrs
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time16 hrs
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, European, Greek, Indian
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 105kcal
Author: Jill Selkowitz



  • 52 ounces Milk Ultra-Filtered & Pasteurized, like Fairlife Milk or Natrel (Canada's version)
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Yogurt ("Starter") live cultures

Sweetener Options


  • Optional step: Clean and sterilize your Instant Pot by adding one cup of water, closing the pot and pushing the sterilize, pressure cook or manual button and setting the timer to 1 minute. Carefully release the pressure and dump out the water.
  • Place cooking pot into refrigerator to cool off or put a few ice cubes into the pot and then dump out.
  • To Make Cold Start Yogurt: Add cold milk and 1 Tablespoon of yogurt starter (any yogurt with active cultures to the Instant Pot.
  • Whisk the milk and yogurt together well. If sweetening the yogurt, add the sweetened condensed milk or the Natural Bliss now and whisk it in very well.
  • Push the Yogurt button and then use the +/- buttons and set time to 8 hours.  Make sure the Yogurt setting says "Normal."
  • When Yogurt cycle is finished, remove cooking pot and transfer to refrigerator to chill overnight.  Transfer Yogurt to containers and enjoy.


For sweetening the milk, one can of sweetened condensed milk or one bottle of Natural Bliss coffee creamer can be added to the milk and yogurt starter. Make sure to whisk the milk well.
Yogurt can be sweetened after it has set up, using sugar, honey, fruit, lemon curd and more.
Please only use Fairlife/(Natrel, Canada's version) or other ultra-pasteurized Milk for this recipe.
For a more tart yogurt taste, add one or more hours to incubation time.
Do not use Raw Milk.  Do not use regular Milk, as it contains bacteria and it needs to be heated first.

Instructions for Using the Instant Pot Ultra

  1. Turn the dial to the temperature setting
  2. Push the dial
  3. Turn the dial to Medium
  4. Push the dial
  5. Turn the dial back to the time setting
  6. Push the dial
  7. Turn the dial until you have the time you want
  8. Press start!
Calories are figured without any sweetener.


Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 225mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 276IU | Calcium: 194mg | Iron: 1mg