Multi-Cooker Homemade Yogurt or Greek Yogurt

  • Preparation 5 MIN
    Cooking 8 H
    Chilling 4 H
  • Servings 1
  • Makes 8 cups (2 litres)
Make this homemade yogurt recipe in your RICARDO multi-function electric pressure cooker or Instant Pot.



  1. Pour the milk into the pressure cooker. Cover and select the Yogurt function. Set the machine to cook for 8 hours.
  2. After 1 hour (the pressure cooker will beep after 1 hour of cooking), remove the lid. Using a spatula, stir in the yogurt starter. Cover and continue cooking for 7 hours.
  3. Remove the lid. Transfer the yogurt into an airtight container. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or until completely chilled. The yogurt will keep for 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
  4. For Greek yogurt, line a large sieve with coffee filters and set it over a bowl. Pour the hot yogurt into the lined sieve. Cover with plastic wrap and let drain in the refrigerator for 4 hours or until completely chilled. Discard the liquid. Transfer the chilled yogurt to an airtight container. The Greek yogurt will keep for 2 weeks in the refrigerator.


For a richer, creamier yogurt, replace 1 cup (250 ml) of the 3.25% milk with the same quantity of 35% cream. Depending on the type of yogurt starter used, the fermentation time may vary from 8 hours (for the orange box) to 15 hours (for the green box).

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