Sure, I can hear my mom laughing at me in heaven… I used to think yogurt was disgusting… and told her so on many occasions.
It grew on me.
Put some good ol’ Grape Nuts on top for some crunch… I liked it. I’d crave it for a while, then not eat it for a long time.
Well, Victoria and kids were going to come last weekend, and they like it, so my plan was to make some from scratch and “stock up”. I’ve made it before in my crockpot and I wrote about that here. I’ve been itching to try making it in my instapot, so here goes!
Pour half a gallon of whole milk into your instapot. Hit the yogurt button, then the adjust button until your red lights spell out “boil”.
The lid doesn’t have to be locked … it can just be vented… your choice. Open it up and check to see that the milk has reached 180 degrees. Let it sit five minutes. Reduce the temperature to 105 – 114 degrees, either just by waiting, or you can set the instapot interior pot into a bowl of ice water.
Pull out one cup of the warm milk and mix it with one cup of plain yogurt with live cultures. This time I used Chobani. Whisk together and add back into the instapot.
Put the lid back on, again locked or vented doesn’t matter… and punch the yogurt button again. It is automatically set to eight hours. It will start counting for you.
In eight hours, you’ll have wonderful yogurt!
Now I like my yogurt more Greek style, which is just a fancy way to say “less runny”. To do that… just set up a straining cloth over a bowl. I have mine from straining honey… use whatcha got. Cover it, pop it in your frig overnight… and wake up to yummy deliciousness.
Scrape it off your straining cloth and put it in some jars. I can eat this stuff straight… if I add fruit, I tend to add sugar as well. Let me tell you, this yogurt with my frozen raspberries and a bit of sugar is just divine.
Now, there’s a lot of whey in the bowl underneath which can be used in cooking… if you want. That’s a whole nother matter!
Go on, try it… much cheaper than store bought… and don’t forget to save back a cupful to start your next batch!Find me here!