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This is my second post admitting a mistake this week. I'm on a roll, so I might as well get it over with.
A couple of months ago,I made yogurt using my crock pot. I had intended to try making it in my Instant Pot, but my Instant Pot doesn't have a yogurt button. I searched the web a bit and found people saying that the Instant Pot Lux doesn't have a yogurt button and so you cannot make yogurt in it.
Flash forward to March and I want to make yogurt again. I just happened to be making dinner in my Instant Pot one evening and I was flipping through the little recipe book that comes with the Instant Pot. Guess what is in there? That's right, a recipe for yogurt! I was dumbfounded!
Of course, me, being me, I had to try it but do things a little differently.
Actually, the only thing the Instant Pot was used for in this recipe was to keep the yogurt mixture warm for the 9-10 hours that it has to sit. You simply put 4 cups of water in the pot, close the lid and heat it up with the Keep Warm setting. Let it heat for about 15 minutes. When you are ready to pour in the yogurt, you pour out the water, then add the yogurt. Close the lid and then come back 9 or 10 hours later to find yogurt. I don't understand what the big deal is about having a yogurt button! This is pretty much just how I did it with my crock pot, except I wrapped it in a towel to keep the heat in.
When all is said and done, I think I prefer using my crock pot because,
So, I was wrong, you can make yogurt in your Instant Pot Lux. But, don't rely on the recipe in the little cookbook. Go to my recipe for using the crock pot here and adapt it to your Instant Pot. If you don't want to make a large batch, the Instant Pot might be the way to go. Either way, make your yogurt making life easier by getting yourself a yogurt strainer! You will love it, and the yogurt!
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!