Instant Pot Coconut Yogurt
I’d heard about the Instant Pot for the last couple of years but thought, I don’t need another cooking appliance, I already have my slow cooker. Fast forward to this Christmas when I reluctantly decided to take the plunge and ask for one of these devices whose praises were sung by so many. Well, I have not been disappointed…if anything, I wish I would have asked for one years ago!
What is an instant pot? It’s a pressure cooker but also has features to sautee, steam, and slow cook as well as function as a rice cooker, yogurt maker, and has settings to cook various meat items to perfection. Our instant pot gets used several times a week and often daily. We regularly used it to make all sorts of vegetables (especially root vegetables), roasts, whole chickens, broth, hard boiled eggs, and now you can add yogurt to that list!
Why Coconut Yogurt? I used to regularly make raw milk dairy yogurt and loved it. However, since having our daughter, we have cut back drastically on our dairy consumption and have all felt better because of it. I love that coconut milk contains nutrients and fats as well as the beneficial probiotics contributing to health.