Pressure Cooker Strawberry Yogurt
- 1 pound fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons instant fruit pectin
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- ½ gallon whole or 2% milk
- ¼ cup plain yogurt with active cultures
For best results, we recommend using:
- Mash strawberries in a large mixing bowl using a potato masher or pastry cutter large mixing bowl until they resemble chunky preserves.
- Stir sugar into the strawberries to dissolve; let macerate at room temperature for 30 minutes.
- Stir pectin and lemon juice into strawberries to dissolve the pectin completely.
- Transfer strawberry mixture to a sealable container, seal, and let sit at room temperature for at least 12 hours or up to 24 hours before transferring to refrigerator. Jam will keep in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks.
- Pour milk into pressure cooker. Lock pressure cooker lid in place. Set steam vent to Venting. Set steam vent to Sealing.
- Press Yogurt until display reads “Boil”.
- When the program is complete the screen will display “Yogt”. Remove lid and check that milk temperature is at least 180°F (if milk is lower than this, set pressure cooker to Sauté on Low until milk reaches temperature).
- Remove steel pot to a wire rack and let cool to 112°F, about 30 minutes.
- Stir yogurt and ½ cup of the warm milk together in a small bowl. Gently stir yogurt-milk mixture into remaining warm milk without scraping the bottom of the steel pot.
- Return pot to pressure cooker base. Lock pressure cooker lid in place. Set steam vent to Sealing.
- Press Yogurt. Cook through Yogurt cycle, 8 hours.
- Transfer yogurt to refrigerator until chilled, at least 2 hours.
- Pour chilled yogurt into a large bowl, avoiding any stuck-on milk solids at the bottom of the pot. Add fresh strawberry jam and stir.
Look for strawberries without "white shoulders." they should be a deep red color from tip to stem for optimal flavor.
What others are saying
Dana Britt says:
My yogurt was very runny. It looked like it was just starting to thicken after 10 hours. What did I do wrong? Do you put the yogurt setting on Low, Med or High?
Jazzy Brewer says:
This only took 8 hours compared to some of the other recipes I’ve seen. It’s a process but it was fun to make. I divided the yogurt into jars and ate it throughout the week topped with granola and fresh fruit.
Melissa P says:
This was an easy to follow recipe. A little more labor intensive than making plan yogurt, but I liked the strawberry flavor and now I want to experiment with other fruit.
Jen the Mighty says:
I was skeptical about making yogurt in my pressure cooker until I gave this a go. Skeptic no more! This was easy to make (I basically slept through the whole thing), and the results were fantastically delicious. Who knew yogurt was so easy!
Caro Hodgin says: