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a bowl of yogurt made from raw milk

Instant Pot Yogurt

Make your own yogurt from our raw milk, in simply 3 steps!

DIY Yogurt from Raw Milk in the Instant Pot

Making your own yogurt is soooo easy. For customers who like to request 5-gallon buckets of raw milk from our farm store, making lots of nutritious yogurt is an easy way to use up extra milk. 

If you have an instant pot, there most likely is a Yogurt button.

  1. HEAT> Heat your milk to 180 degrees in the instant pot. You can press the “saute” or “boil” setting. Use at least 1/2 a gallon (which will require about 3 tablespoons of yogurt starter). If you want to fill up your instant pot, just fill it no more than 2/3 full with milk. (If you have more milk, simply add some more yogurt and culture it longer). 
  2. COOL A LITTLE> After it’s 180 degrees, then congratulations, you’ve officially pasteurized your milk! This is usually necessary to ensure that yogurt starter bacteria can proliferate without much competition. Don’t let the milk stay at this temperature too long, so put it in a bowl or sink of ice water for about 10 minutes until it cools to 115 degrees F. 
  3. CULTURE> Then, it’s time to add your yogurt bacteria! Simply whisk in your yogurt starter (just some good natural probiotic yogurt from your previous yogurt batch, or yogurt from the store). You’ll want to use about 3 tablespoons for ever 1/2 gallon of milk you use. If you “wing it” that’s okay. Let this sit in the instant pot on the “Yogurt” setting button overnight or for at least 8 hours or until the yogurt is thickened!
Spoon it into mason jars or containers, or if you want to make Greek yogurt, then simply line a container with cheesecloth and let the yogurt drip out the whey for a few hours or overnight. 
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Is the milk free of hormones?

We don’t use hormones for milk production, and dairies don’t use growth hormone anymore anyways. (In ALL milk, there is some minute level of naturally-occuring growth hormone, but that has no effect on humans whatsoever.)

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