Almond Milk Yogurt Instant Pot

Our family loves yogurt. We eat a lot of it – plain, with fresh fruit, granola, or overnight oats.

We used store bought yogurt for years, but since we started using an Instant Pot, making yogurt at home has become a breeze.

A family favorite is now the almond milk yogurt recipe below.

My children love it, and it is much healthier than shop-bought dairy yogurts.

I started making it, and now we never buy yogurt from the store.

Yes, making almond milk yogurt at home is straightforward.

(Keep in mind you can use different types of milk – preferably one without additives or sweeteners – to make yogurt).

Why make plant-based yogurt?

Why make plant-based yogurt?

There are a number of reasons why making your own yogurt is a good idea. Some of these are:

· It is delicious and nutritious

· Your kids will love it

· You can make different flavors (more on that later)

· Homemade plant-based yogurt contains no additives or preservatives

· No GMOs, hormones, antibiotics, or other ingredients you don’t want to ingest.

There is something immensely satisfying about making your yogurt. It tastes excellent, and you control what goes into it.

A lot of store bought yogurt has added sugar, additives, and preservatives.

If you are one of the many people who can not tolerate cow’s milk, this almond milk yogurt recipe is for you.

Almond milk yogurt (as with most dairy free yogurt) is a healthy alternative to dairy yogurts, and there are so many variations you can do with it, from adding nuts, berries, or maple syrup to keep it fancy!

Natural almond yogurt has 1 gram of protein per cup, 2 milligrams of calcium, and beneficial probiotics.

It contains fewer calories than skim cow’s milk and might aid with weight reduction and maintenance.

Almond yogurt has no cholesterol or saturated fats, but it is high in Omega-3 fatty acids.

A single serving of almond yogurt can be included in any person’s daily diet, as you can see.

Try this easy recipe and satisfy your body’s nutritional needs while still pleasing your taste buds.

It’s simple to make yogurt in your Instant Pot, and you may save money because it is less expensive to make your own than buy it at the store.

Equipment needed to make Instant Pot Almond Milk Yogurt.

Equipment needed to make Instant Pot Almond Milk Yogurt

To make this delicious almond milk yogurt in the Instant Pot, you will need the following equipment:

To make yogurt successfully, you need to ensure that all the equipment is adequately sterilized.

How to sterilize Instant Pot for yogurt.

How to sterilize Instant Pot for yogurt

The first stage is to clean and sterilize all of your equipment. You risk growing mold if everything is not entirely disinfected (which you don’t want). This step is straightforward but essential.

  1. Put 2 cups cold water in the Instant Pot.
  2. Place trivet all equipment inside the Instant Pot.
  3. Close the lid and set it to “sealing” mode.
  4. Set to manual high pressure for 3 minutes and allow to natural release.

Alternatively, you may boil it all in a pot of water on the stove for 10 minutes while placing it on a clean drying rack.

Almond Milk Yogurt Instant Pot

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Ingredients

  • ½ gallon almond milk – you can use either homemade almond milk or store-bought almond milk. Either is fine; it’s your personal preference
  • 4 tbsp Arrowroot flour
  • 3 tbsp plain almond yogurt with live active cultures (this will act as a starter yogurt)
  • 2 tbsp Gelatin

Instructions

  • Clean and sterilize all of your equipment (as instructed above)
  • Pour almond milk into your Instant Pot and close the lid
  • Press Yogurt mode and continue to press until it displays “BOIL.” This will take about 45 minutes. It should be at 180 degrees Fahrenheit. You can check the temperature by using a candy thermometer. If the temperature isn’t correct, press the ‘saute’ button and stir until it reaches 180 degrees. Add in the gelatin and arrowroot flour. Toss to combine thoroughly.
  • Remove the inner pot once you have reached the correct temperature and let it cool. Allow it to cool until 115 degrees; again, check with your candy thermometer.
  • Remove any skin that has formed on the top of the milk. Some people like to use a sterilized nut milk bag to filter out the milk.
  • Add the yogurt starter (your ready-prepared yogurt) and mix well. Ideally, this should not be sweetened yogurt.
  • Put the inner pot back inside the Instant Pot and close the lid. Press the “Yogurt” function, and set the timer to 8-12 hours (incubating yogurt is essential, the longer it incubates, the thicker the yogurt will be).
  • It will be tempting to open the lid and check on it. DO NOT! Just let it do its thing!
  • Once the time is up, your yogurt is ready! I tend to place it in the fridge for a couple of hours once I have divided it between a few containers.
  • Serve with maple syrup, fruits, granola, and other toppings! Enjoy the treat!

How to use the yogurt?

How to use the yogurt?

You can use your homemade yogurt on anything you would use other types of yogurt.

My favorite is adding granola and honey to it.

You could also use it as sour cream or, to top off, soups or baked potatoes! Think about all the possibilities!

My children love to eat their yogurt with blueberries or strawberries on top.

Yogurt has many nutritional properties that are incredibly healthy for you! It is excellent for your digestive system, can strengthen bones, and even lower your cardiovascular disease risk.

This yogurt does not contain any animal products gives it an edge over dairy yogurts filled with cholesterol and saturated fat.

How do you thin out the yogurt?

How do you thin out the yogurt

If your yogurt has come out thicker than you would want, you can quickly thin it out by adding a little almond milk and stirring it. Only add a little bit at a time.

You can always add more, but you can’t take it out!

How do you thicken the yogurt?

How do you thicken the yogurt?

Yogurt is available in two distinct types: thick and thin. If you prefer thicker yogurt, extend the cooking time from 12 to 16 hours. The longer it sits in the Instant Pot, the wider it will get.

Best starter to make plant-based yogurt?

I’ve found the best and easiest yogurt starter to make this almond milk yogurt is to use plain almond yogurt with live active cultures. You can also use a vegan-based starter kit if you prefer.

How to store almond milk yogurt?

Almond Milk Yogurt Stores Well!

This yogurt stores well in the fridge for up to 1 week! Ensure that the yogurt is stored in an airtight container (or containers) to ensure it remains fresh.

I tend to divide my yogurt up between several airtight containers and use it as and when needed.

What is starter yogurt?

Beneficial bacteria, which make up the cultures in yogurt, are called “probiotics” since they aid digestion and provide nutrients. When probiotics are ingested to increase health, they are referred to as “beneficial bacteria.”

Yogurt results from these bacteria fermenting milk and transforming it into an acidic food that lasts longer than regular milk.

During the process, the milk becomes a kind of medicine teeming with trillions of gut-loving germs.

There are several methods to culture bacteria, but I’ve discovered that using part of a prepared yogurt (either purchased from the store or some of a previously produced home yogurt) is the most effective.

Some people use a powdered starter, but I have not tried this method.

During fermentation, bacteria in a starter culture feed on the milk’s natural sugar (lactose) in dairy-based yogurt.

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a matter of opinion, but I find almond milk, coconut milk, and soy milk are the best plant-based milk to use when making yogurts in the Instant Pot. Soy yogurt is also a hit in our household.

A thickener is required in almond milk yogurt, as with other non-dairy yogurts. It will be too liquid if you don't use one.

If you make cow's milk yogurt, you know it gets firm, but not like a cup of commercial yogurt, which contains thickeners. Almond milk yogurt will be even thinner.

Unsweetened almond milk has only 1.4 grams of carbohydrates and is high in essential minerals if fortified, making it a healthy, keto-friendly choice. On the other hand, sweetened almond milk exceeds a healthful keto diet's carb and sugar restrictions.

Almond milk has a lower proportion of calories than cow's milk, ideal for weight loss. It also has no cholesterol because it isn't an animal product.

Almond milk yogurt is an ideal addition to your daily smoothie as it will give you a creamy, dairy-free taste. The yogurt adds nutrients and healthy fats to complete your nutrient intake for the day.

Freezing almond yogurt, like other types of dairy yogurt, is safe to do so. After thawing, however, separation will occur as freezing restricts air and alters its composition.

The texture and consistency of the almond yogurt will also change. This implies that frozen and thawed almond yogurt should only be used in smoothies, cooking, or baking recipes where the texture difference will not be noticeable.

No, this particular dish is not suitable for vegans since it includes gelatin. Gelatin is a chemical compound that consists of animal components.

You can't make almond milk yogurt with almond butter. This recipe, as the name implies, requires almond milk.

If the yogurt becomes pinkish in color or splotchy, it means there were still harmful bacteria inside the Instant Pot when it was cooked.

This indicates that your Instant Pot wasn't as clean as you believed it to be.

If the yogurt has any pink within, it should be discarded immediately and not consumed.

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