vegan instant pot yogurt

Vegan Instant Pot Yogurt

Making vegan yogurt in an Instant Pot takes the guesswork out of a process that tends to depend on things beyond your control, like the weather. And it couldn’t be easier. Here’s my foolproof, two-ingredient recipe for a cultured vegan Instant Pot yogurt that’s creamy, thick like Greek yogurt, tangy, probiotic and delicious.

I know so many of you, like me, love making your own vegan yogurt at home. A few years back I posted a probiotic cashew yogurt recipe that’s easy, delicious, and beats the heck out of paying a small fortune to buy a tub of vegan yogurt at the supermarket. So many of you have made it since, loved it, and continue to make it.

But one thing that often emerges in comments is concerns about the varying times it takes for the yogurt to set. Even in the cozy atmosphere of an oven with the light turned on, it is not easy to predict when the yogurt will be ready. Because that time really depends to a great degree on factors outside your control: how cold or warm it is outside, which affects how cold or warm it is even inside your temperature-controlled home.

That’s why, today, I want to share with you a recipe that takes all of that guesswork out of making vegan yogurt: my Instant Pot Vegan Yogurt.

This is such an easy recipe that you’ll probably never go back to making yogurt the old-fashioned way again. All you need to do is blitz up the cashews with water, warm the cashew cream for a minute in the microwave until it’s lukewarm, and then put it in the Instant Pot and forget about it.

I love this Instant Pot vegan yogurt and I’ve pretty much switched to making my yogurt this way now. It turns out thicker, for one, and it is perfectly tangy and creamy.

Why you’ll love this Vegan Instant Pot Yogurt

  • It’s creamy. It’s smooth and delicious with a fluffy, delightful texture.
  • It’s tangy, and you can control how tangy you make it.
  • It’s thick, with the consistency of Greek yogurt. Perfect for snacking or for adding to recipes.
  • It’s delicious. It tastes exactly as yogurt should, even better!
  • It’s probiotic. This yogurt has live probiotic cultures so a serving of it each day will keep your tummy happy.
  • It’s foolproof. There’s no guesswork based on the weather and the temperature. The IP does all that for you.
  • It needs just two ingredients. In addition to the cashews you will just need probiotic capsules or a couple of tablespoons of any other yogurt with live, active bacterial cultures.

Equipment

  • Instant Pot
  • Oven-safe bowl that will fit inside IP liner

Ingredients

  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 2 probiotic capsules or 2 tbsp yogurt with live, active cultures (I used PB8 vegetarian capsules)

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