Instant Pot GAPS Diet Yogurt

Instant Pot GAPS Diet Yogurt

Instant Pot GAPS Diet Yogurt

I’ve found the easiest way to make GAPS Yogurt for the required 24-hours. It’s Instant Pot GAPS Diet yogurt.

On the GAPS Introduction Diet, dairy is introduced quite soon (whey in Stage 2, followed by ghee, raw cultured butter, 24-hour yogurt or sour cream, followed by 24-hour kefir) at the same time that one is healing the lining of the gastrointestinal tract…which is the root cause of so many food sensitivities and allergies.

All dairy is cultured for 24+ hours on the GAPS Diet because this allows for beneficial bacteria or yeasts to consume the lactose that is in the milk and make it more digestible.

If you’ve ever wondered how you can find raw milk where you are, here is a place to start – https://www.realmilk.com/real-milk-finder/

What you’ll need for Instant Pot GAPS Diet Yogurt

  • Grassfed raw milk (or the highest quality pasteurized you can find, NOT Ultra-pasteurized which is completely dead & doesn’t belong in the human body)
  • Yogurt starter (my favorite is GI Pro Health Yogurt Starter)
  • Instant Pot w/ a yogurt setting
  • Containers for refrigerating your yogurt

You can use good quality commercial yogurt for your starter, but I prefer the consistency of a yogurt starter.

The GI Pro Health yogurt starter only requires 1/8 teaspoon of starter for 2 quarts of milk, so it lasts a long time. This starter can also be used with non dairy milks such as nuts or coconut milk.

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Instant Pot GAPS Diet Yogurt

Instant Pot GAPS Diet Yogurt

  • Author: Melanie
  • Cook Time: 24 hours
  • Total Time: 24 hours

Description

Lactose free 24 hour Instant Pot GAPS Diet Yogurt


Ingredients

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  • 2 quarts grass-fed raw milk (preferably from heritage breed cows)
  • 1/8 teaspoon GI ProHealth Yogurt Starter

Instructions

  1. Pour milk into an Instant Pot with a “Yogurt” setting.
  2. Place the lid on the Instant Pot.
  3. Push the Yogurt button.
  4. Push the Adjust button (boil should then show up on the screen)
  5. The Instant Pot will then bring the milk to near boiling, which is what is needed for consistent results with a starter.
  6. When milk has finished heating, take the Instant Pot insert out & allow the milk to cool down to 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
  7. When milk has cooled to 110, add the yogurt starter & mix together.
  8. Place Pot insert back into the Instant Pot.
  9. Push the Yogurt button again.
  10. Push the + button to 24:00 for 24 hours of warming & culturing.
  11. When it’s finished, ladle into containers and refrigerate!

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Instant Pot GAPS Diet Yogurt

10 thoughts on “Instant Pot GAPS Diet Yogurt”

    1. Hello Nalisa,

      I have not personally used the Instant Pot for non-dairy yogurt, but coconut yogurt is next on the list!

      The GI Pro Health company says that you will likely need more starter for non-dairy alternatives, for example, they recommend a 1/2 teaspoon or more of yogurt starter per quart of nut milk. I would suggest trying the same increased amount of starter for coconut milk.

      Warmly,
      Melanie

  1. Celeste Englehardt

    Melanie, thank you posting this recipe. I love my instant pot and am hoping to make a dairy free yogurt in my instant pot. Do you have a recipe for coconut milk yogurt? I have casein allergies, oxalates and histamine issues due to Mast Cell. I need to have a low Fodmap diet also. I cannot have any cow dairy foods and even sheep and goat products don’t agree with me. Most probiotics are causing issues for me also. Will a dairy free milk recipe work in the instant pot?
    Thank you

    1. Hi Celeste,

      I’ll paste my reply to Nalisa as your questions are very similar 🙂

      “I have not personally used the Instant Pot for non-dairy yogurt, but coconut yogurt is next on the list!

      The GI Pro Health company says that you will likely need more starter for non-dairy alternatives, for example, they recommend a 1/2 teaspoon or more of yogurt starter per quart of nut milk. I would suggest trying the same increased amount of starter for coconut milk.”

      Warmly,
      Melanie

  2. Hello Melanie,
    I am interested in trying the instapot recipe. I have been using a crockpot for my raw milk yogurt but have been having problems with producing a consistent product. I have read that if you heat raw milk above 120 degrees then all the benefits of raw milk will be killed. Is that correct? I was surprised that you took the milk to almost boiling. Thank you for your help.

    1. Hi Tara,

      Thanks for writing! It’s that very consistency that is the reason suggested for heating the raw milk. Heating with the Instant Pot is far less damaging than traditional pasteurization and is what yogurt makers suggest for inhibiting the competition of microbes as the yogurt starter bacteria start their work on the milk.

      That said, I am going to experiment with lower and lower temperatures for making my yogurt.

      Melanie

  3. Thank you for the recipe! Are instant pot allowed on gaps? I get conflicting info on whether or not I can use it. I would love the ease of using the instant pot! And the pace of mind that the temp is being held at 110. I don’t feel reassured that’s the case by simply putting it in the oven with the light on.

    1. Hello Katrina!

      There IS conflicting info on Instant Pots. 🙂

      From the research I did myself, I feel confident in using it for my family, and recommending it to others. For the yogurt making, you are not using the High-pressure feature though, just it’s heating & warming elements.

      Kindly,
      Melanie

  4. Dear Dear One,
    I would love to know of a source for raw milk in the Middlebury area.
    Thank you so much for your kind help and time with this.
    You are The Best! xo

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