Instant Pot Duo Crisp Yogurt Recipe

January 22, 2020Van
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Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 9 hours

Serves: 16

Instant Pot Duo Crisp Yogurt Recipe

Even though there’s no Yogurt Button on the Instant Pot Duo Crisp, you can use the Sous Vide Button to make delicious Yogurt! Follow the simple steps below.

Instant Pot Duo Crisp Yogurt Recipe

If you want to make Greek Yogurt, use this 1-gallon yogurt strainer (purchase here) to strain the yogurt.
Instant Pot Duo Crisp Yogurt Recipe

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Instant Pot Duo Crisp Yogurt Recipe

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 9 hours
  • Serves: 16


  • 1 Gallon Ultra-Pasteurized Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Plain Yogurt with active cultures
  • 14 oz Can of Sweetened Condensed Milk (optional)


  • 1)

    Pour all the ingredients in to the Instant Pot, stir very well with a whisk to ensure that the mixture is completely smooth. (Under mixing the starter or sweetened condensed milk can cause grainy / stringy texture). Seal the Instant Pot using the Pressure Cooker lid.

    *You can also make yogurt directly in jars. Fill the jars with the mixture & seal with lids. Pour 1 Cup of water into the pot and stack the jars inside the pot (you don’t need the trivet)

  • 2)

    Press Sous Vide to select the Sous Vide Smart Program. Use the + / − Time buttons to adjust the temperature to 113°F. Use the + / − Time buttons to adjust the cook time to 9 Hours and Press Start. Refrigerate for at least 4 Hours before serving.

  • 3)

    If you want to make Greek Yogurt, pour the yogurt into the gallon yogurt strainer (purchase here). Let it strain in the refrigerator for 10 hours or overnight. Enjoy!

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  • Grace

    January 5, 2021 at 2:35 pm

    Do you have a way to do this with the Instant Pot / Air Fryer Duo crisp? It doesn’t have a Yogurt button.

    1. Van

      January 6, 2021 at 10:46 am

      Hi Grace, yes the instructions in this recipe is how to make yogurt in the Duo Crisp. Please take a look at it above.

  • Robin Burgess

    January 8, 2021 at 9:13 am

    Can this recipe be halved?

    1. Van

      January 8, 2021 at 11:21 am

      Hi Robin, yes it can. Hope you enjoy

  • Kiara

    January 14, 2021 at 10:03 am

    I have never seen a yogurt recipe that doesn’t start with boiling the milk. Why don’t you heat it up first? I really want to try this but am nervous about ruining all that milk. I’m hoping to make this in a few hours if you see this.

    1. Van

      January 14, 2021 at 2:21 pm

      Hi Kiara, this recipe uses Ultra-Pasturized Milk which has already been heated to 280°F – that’s why you don’t have to heat it up first. Standard Pasteurized Milk is only heated to 161°F which isn’t hot enough for yogurt making, that’s why you have to heat pasteurized milk.

      1. Citlalli Ortiz

        February 24, 2021 at 7:04 pm

        Hi! Is the consistency of the instant pot yoghurt the same as the store shop one? Just made half galon and it’s just hot milk. I don’t know what I did wrong (I halved the recipe)

        1. Van

          February 25, 2021 at 7:37 am

          Hello, yes it’s supposed be like store bought yogurt. Did you use Ultra-Pasteurized Milk? The milk also should not feel hot, if it does then it’s not on the correct setting, it should be just slightly warm otherwise it kills the yogurt culture.

      2. Summer

        November 9, 2021 at 5:20 pm

        Will this work without ultra pasteurized milk if you just boil the milk first?

        1. Van

          November 9, 2021 at 5:29 pm

          Yes, you can just boil the milk

  • Elizabeth Peixoto

    March 12, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    Hello we live in Canada and I have tried to look for Ultra-Pasturized Milk. I was wondering if this brand will work to make the yogurt. Its Natrel Organic Fine-Filtered 3.8% Milk. It does say pasteurized at the side of the carton.

    1. Van

      March 12, 2021 at 1:45 pm

      Hello, I’ve heard of many people using Natrel for cold start yogurt, I think it will work fine.

    2. Allie

      June 11, 2021 at 8:21 pm

      Hi Elizabeth, I live in Canada too and I was wondering the same thing. I couldn’t find ultra-pasteurized milk either. How did your yogurt turn out with the Natrel?

      1. Van

        June 12, 2021 at 4:45 pm

        Natrel is ultra-pasteurized

    3. Kathy Collins

      May 31, 2023 at 12:06 am

      Do you have any UHT or shelf stable milk?
      It’s usually ultra pasteurized.

      1. Van

        June 12, 2023 at 8:42 pm

        Yes you can use UHT or shelf stable milk

  • Alba

    August 21, 2021 at 5:24 am

    Hi Elizabeth! Sorry if this is a stupid question, I’m a newbie in cooking. If the recipe is halved, do I need to cook it for 4.5 hours instead of 9h, or is the time the same even if the amount of milk and starter changes? Thanks a lot!!!

    1. Van

      August 21, 2021 at 11:24 am

      Just keep the same cook / incubation time

  • Sarah

    September 20, 2021 at 10:12 am

    Can this method be used with the ingredients from your Oui Vanilla French Yogurt Copycat Recipe?

    1. Van

      September 20, 2021 at 11:23 am

      Yes it can :), it will work with any yogurt recipe

  • Grace

    November 9, 2021 at 5:28 pm

    If I’m unable to get ultra pasteurized milk- can I just boil milk first and then proceed to follow the rest of the recipe?

    1. Van

      November 9, 2021 at 5:29 pm

      Yes you can

  • Jessie

    November 22, 2021 at 1:59 am

    I watched some other youtube and they said the silicone ring needs to be removed for yogurt making. Do I need to remove it to try this sous vide method for yogurt?

    1. Van

      November 22, 2021 at 4:45 am

      Hello, no you don’t need to remove the ring, when making yogurt, it actually doesn’t make a difference if you have the ring on or off since it doesn’t get hot enough to pressurize

  • ZAIN

    December 1, 2021 at 1:34 pm

    Can I boil just regular milk in the Insta Pot duo crisp before using this recipe?

    1. Van

      December 1, 2021 at 2:37 pm

      Hello, yes you can boil regular milk first, just let it cool to 115F before adding the yogurt starter.

  • Laura

    December 28, 2021 at 1:18 am

    I’d really like to try this but I dont know if I’m reading the recipe wrong. I don’t understand how I can sous vide this without putting it in jars. Also you say to just add i cup of water to the pot but if I’m going to use the sous vide method don’t the jars need to be covered with the water?

    1. Van

      December 28, 2021 at 7:00 am

      Hi, this is a hack using the sous vide function, this is not a true sous vide recipe. All you’re doing is using the sous vide function to get the Instant Pot to the correct temp to incubate the yogurt cultures. Jars do to need to be covered in water.

  • Laura

    December 28, 2021 at 12:17 pm

    Thank you for your quick response. So if I don’t use jars I could just put the UP milk and condensed milk and starter into the pot and set it on the sous vide setting with 108 degrees? I can put it in a container(s) after it is done?

    1. Van

      December 28, 2021 at 1:17 pm

      If you don’t use jars, just place the mixture directly into the liner – sous vide setting should be 113°F. Yes you can move them into containers when it done.

  • Linda

    June 28, 2022 at 9:53 am

    I’m making this now. Thank you for the clear instructions how to do in an instant pot without a ‘yogurt’ button. I like too that it’s a cold start method. I’m sure it’ll be fantastic!!

  • Aggy

    October 9, 2022 at 3:01 pm

    How many jars will this make please? Just trying to decide if I should half the recipe first. Thank you

    1. Van

      October 9, 2022 at 3:37 pm

      Hello, this recipe makes about 20 8oz jars

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