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Goat’s Milk Yogurt in the Instant Pot

Goat’s Milk Yogurt in the Instant Pot is easier to make than you think. Using goat’s milk for your yogurt makes it easier on your tummy than cow’s milk.

I started drinking and using goat’s milk in 2020 because cow’s milk seemed to upset my tummy and my body just wasn’t happy with it. I tested to see if goat’s milk would work for me. And I had no issues when I drank it or added it to my coffee.

I then began to make yogurt with it. I now eat yogurt nearly every morning without any issues. If you struggle with cow’s milk, I suggest giving goat’s milk a try.

How is goat’s milk different than cow’s milk?

Goat’s milk fat globules are smaller than cow’s milk. This makes it easier for your body to digest.

The levels of alpha S1 casein in goat’s milk are so low. Many people who have a milk allergy are often allergic to the alpha S1 casein. Because the level is low in goat’s milk, many people can tolerate goat’s milk rather than cow’s milk.

Goat’s milk has more calcium, potassium, magnesium, vitamin A, and vitamin C than cow’s milk. Cow’s milk has more vitamin B-12, folate, selenium, and riboflavin than goat’s milk.

Can you drink goat’s milk?

Yes. It is delicious and very nutritious. If you are needing a good source of calcium, magnesium, or potassium, goat’s milk is a great source.

Is goat’s milk yogurt good for you?

Yes. Unlike cow’s milk yogurt, it has been found to help your body absorb nutrients. While plant based milks are a great substitute for people who can’t tolerate cow’s milk, goat’s milk is far more nutritious.

Can I use raw goat’s milk?

Yes. You do not need to pasteurize the milk before making yogurt. If you are concerned about using raw milk, the process of making yogurt will pasteurize the milk.

Yield: 3/4 quart

Goat's Milk Yogurt in the Instant Pot

Goat's Milk Yogurt in the Instant Pot
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 55 minutes


  • 1 quart goat's milk (it can be raw)
  • 2 Tbsp yogurt with enzymes


  1. Add goat's milk to instant pot. Place lid on and press yogurt button until it says boil.
  2. Allow milk cook until the instant pot beeps. Remove lid and pot.
  3. Stir and allow to cool until it comes down to 115 degrees.
  4. Add yogurt and whisk together.
  5. Place pot back in instant pot and put the lid back on.
  6. Push the yogurt button until it says 8 hours.
  7. Close to the end of the 8 hours, line a strainer with a fine weave fabric like muslin. (Cheese cloth has too large of holes.) Place strainer over a bowl that it fits into.
  8. Once the 8 hours are over, remove pot and scoop yogurt into line strainer. Allow to drain for about a half hour. You can tie up the sides of the fabric or just cover it so nothing gets into it.
  9. Scoop yogurt into a container and store in refrigerator.
  10. If your yogurt is lumpy, you can blend it with an immersion blender.
  11. Enjoy.


1. Make sure the yogurt you use has active enzymes in it. I used Nancy's Organic Probiotic Whole Milk Plain Yogurt. The amount you use will not affect your body's ability to digest the yogurt.

2. Once you've made yogurt once, you can use your own yogurt to add to the next batch.

3. If you want flavored yogurt, add the fruit or flavors after the half hour of draining.

4. The whey that drains from your yogurt can be used in place of water for making bread, biscuits, oatmeal, smoothies, and more.

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Sunday 31st of July 2022

Will it work ok to double the recipe or should I make 2 batches? Thanks!


Monday 8th of August 2022

Hi Stephanie, yes, it will work to double this recipe. I do it fairly often.

Christie Simmons

Sunday 29th of May 2022

Hi, I found your site to try making goat milk yogurt. It doesn’t say how long they are good for after it’s made. Can you give me an idea of the shelf life? Thank you!

Jamie H

Sunday 29th of May 2022

@Christie Simmons, it should last about 2 weeks in the fridge.

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