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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 24th of March 2024

Just tried this for the 1st time. Came out perfect. Thank you!


Tuesday 26th of March 2024

I'm so glad it came out perfect!

Kit Kat

Saturday 2nd of March 2024

Do I seal the vent for the first session in the pot where you bring it to boil?


Monday 4th of March 2024

My InstantPot automatically closes the vent. So I'm guessing yes.

Gabrielle Wasner

Sunday 11th of June 2023

Does it usually only make about one serving of yogurt with 3 cups of whey?


Monday 12th of June 2023

@Kerry, weird. I’ll try again and see what happened. My chickens enjoyed the whey at least lol


Monday 12th of June 2023

I usually get 3/4 quart. I'm not sure why yours didn't yield that.


Monday 24th of April 2023

Man, am I bummed. I have liquid yogurt after 8 hours. tastes great. Consistency of milk. I used fresh store-bought yogurt culture and fresh goat's milk. Have no idea what went wrong.


Saturday 2nd of September 2023

@cori, I just tried this today with fresh goat's milk and fresh, whole milk yogurt with enzymes. After 8 hours it's still just liquid milk. I've made yogurt many, many times over the years using cow's milk without this issue. I have no idea what went wrong.


Thursday 4th of May 2023

Oh, that is a bummer! I'm not sure what went wrong either.


Friday 21st of April 2023

Question: my batch came out very sour. Is there a way to make it not sour? I have some guesses as to why ... 1. I used reconstituted powdered goat's milk, perhaps that's why the sourness? Perhaps I need to find fresh goat's milk? 2. I left the vent off, and didn't use a gasket.

Thank you! This was so easy to make in the instant pot! You made this so easy and saved me a ton of time!


Thursday 4th of May 2023

I'm so glad it saved you time. Both of those things are possibly why it was so sour. Also the yogurt you use can affect it as well. A more organic yogurt can make it more sour.

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