Homemade Yogurt and Greek Yogurt
  • 6 cups milk (2% or whole or raw milk)
  • 2 Tb. plain yogurt (make sure it contains "active cultures" - most of them do)
  1. First, scald the milk. In the INSTANT POT , add the milk and hit "yogurt" then "more" so that it says "BOIL" on the front. It doesn't matter if you seal or vent. It will beep when the milk is ready. In the SLOW COOKER, pour the milk and cook on high for 2 hours - make sure the thermometer says 180 degrees. Turn the slow cooker off.
  2. Second, wait about 1 hour. For both devices, allow the milk to cool to 115 degrees. Once at 115 degrees, stir in the plain yogurt. You can speed this up by putting the container in a bath of ice water.
  3. Third, push the INSTANT POT button on Yogurt until it says "YOGT". Place the lid on and toggle to "seal". It will count up to 8 hours. After 8 hours the yogurt is finished and ready to cool in the fridge. In the SLOW COOKER, cover the cooker with a large towel with the lid on. The machine is off for 10-12 hours. You will have yogurt now.
  4. Fourth, put the yogurt in the fridge and eat! If you want thicker or Greek yogurt, Add a colander to a larger bowl. Into the colander, lay the coffee filter or cheesecloth. Fill with yogurt to the top. Cover with plastic wrap and keep in the fridge. 1-2 hours later you will have Greek yogurt.
Recipe by Whisk Together at http://www.whisktogether.com/2016/07/11/homemade-yogurt-and-greek-yogurt/