Are you looking for a delicious low-calorie yogurt recipe that you can make in your Instant Pot? I have just the recipe for you with this Instant Pot Premier Protein Yogurt recipe. As a WW member, I’m especially excited about the fact that this recipe uses Premier Protein and is low in points per serving. Plus, it’s crazy easy to make and we show you exactly how.
Crazy Easy Instant Pot No Boil Yogurt
If you’ve never made Instant Pot yogurt, I promise (I promise!) this recipe is so easy.
In fact, this might be one of the easiest Instant Pot recipes I’ve ever made because it doesn’t come to pressure. That’s right! If you are one of those people who is scared of your Instant Pot and so has not taken it out of the box yet, try this recipe. It only has a few ingredients, it’s fun to make, it’s healthy, and tastes delicious. My daughter and I think this might be one of the most tasty yogurts we have ever eaten.
I admit I had seen all the photos on Facebook of people making yogurt, but I wasn’t into it. It sounded interesting, but when I clicked on some of the blog posts and had to scroll down pages and pages of instructions, it put me off. Who has time for all that?
Then I discovered Instant Pot cold start yogurt. My business partner, Becky, has been making this type of Instant Pot yogurt for a while now, and when she came up with a recipe that uses Premier Protein, I was sold.
I promise this recipe actually only takes a few minutes to come together. You can do this! And if you are a seasoned Instant Pot pro, this recipe will be a breeze for you.
WW Instant Pot Yogurt
If you are a Weight Watchers member, you know that those of us on WW love our Premier Protein because it’s low in points per container and is loaded with protein. Lots of us use it as a coffee creamer or for Starbucks knock-off coffee drinks hot or cold.
Premier Protein is also great swirled into oatmeal, in smoothies (just watch points – remember that fruit in smoothies has points), or even for a high-protein pudding by replacing some of the milk with Premier Protein.
My business partner, Becky (who has also lost 100 pounds!) graciously allowed me to share her recipe with you.
Click over to her site, So Very Blessed, to get the step by step directions:
Click here for the exact directions for the Instant Pot Premier Protein Yogurt at So Very Blessed website.
Instant Pot Premier Protein Yogurt Ingredients
This recipe only requires a few ingredients. Be sure to click over to So Very Blessed website to get the exact directions.
Here is what you need:
- Fairlife 2% milk
- Premier Protein
- Plain yogurt or another yogurt starter
Scroll down to the FAQ section of this post if you have questions about substitutions.
A 4-ounce serving of yogurt is somewhat small and I can tell you I typically eat 2 servings. I like it with frozen fruit, thawed. This makes a great low-point WW breakfast idea and is a great WW breakfast that doesn’t have eggs or meat but is still full of protein to keep you full all morning long.
Instant Pot Cold Start Yogurt Video Instructions
Here’s a helpful video about how to make Instant Pot Cold Start Yogurt.
FAQ about Instant Pot Premier Protein Yogurt
I know you might have questions about making this Instant Pot yogurt. Be sure to check out Becky’s in-depth blog post about how to make this IP high protein yogurt.
Can I make this without a yogurt button on my Instant Pot?
There are methods for making yogurt in the Instant Pot without a yogurt button, but they aren’t as quick as this method. Here is one tutorial.
Can I make this as non-dairy Instant Pot yogurt?
There are methods for making Instant Pot yogurt with alternative kinds of milk, but unfortunately, you cannot use the cold start method and additional thickeners are required. Do NOT attempt this recipe with non-dairy milk as it will not set properly.
Can I use regular milk in this recipe?
We do not recommend regular milk in this recipe because ultra-pasteurized milk is required.
Can I use fat-free or 1% FairLife milk?
Yes, you can probably use 1% or fat-free FairLife milk, but it may not be as creamy or set as firmly. We haven’t tried this, so if you try it please let us know in the comments how it works for you.
Can I use chocolate FairLife milk?
No, the yogurt will not set properly when chocolate milk is used.
Can I use a different protein drink?
You can try using other protein drinks for this recipe. We have not yet tried it so can’t say for sure, but if you try it please let us know in the comments.
You can also use coffee creamer instead of Premier Protein, but it won’t have as much protein and be sure to adjust points as needed.
Is this Instant Pot Greek yogurt?
This recipe is more of a traditional yogurt consistency. To make it thicker like Greek yogurt, after making, strain the yogurt overnight using cheesecloth or a yogurt strainer.
Do I have to use FairLife milk?
Yes, it’s important to use FairLife because it is ultra-pasteurized.
What can I use for my yogurt starter?
You can use a store-bought yogurt such as Chobani or Fage. (I used plain, Greek non-fat Walmart brand yogurt and it worked just fine.) You can purchase a yogurt starter although it’s not required. You can also use a spoonful of yogurt from a previous batch. The important thing is to make sure whatever you use has live cultures.
Instant Pot No Boil Cold Start Yogurt – 3 Quart Instant Pot Instructions
If you have a 3-quart Instant Pot and want to make a smaller batch, here are easy directions. I’ve made two batches this way and they turned out great.
Use 4 ounce jars like these. You will use 4 jars.
Hexagon Jars Gold Lid (30pcs 4.0 oz) Hexagon Glass Jars with 30pcs Gold Plastisol Lined Lids for Jam Honey Jelly Wedding Favors Baby Shower Favors Baby Food DIY Magnetic Spice Jars Crafts Canning Jars
Add 1 cup of water to the bottom of the IP insert and put the jars directly into the water. There will not be room to use a trivet.
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Curious as to whether this can just be made in pot rather than individual jars?
Hi Kathy, Yes, this should work just fine made directly in the pot, although I haven’t tried it yet. If you do, please let us know how it works!