Last month, we Caldwell’s welcomed an InstantPot into our kitchen.
Honestly, pressure cookers have always scared me a bit, with stories circulating through our family history of explosions and spaghetti sauce on the ceiling. But when all of American exploded at Christmas with blog upon blog and photo after photo of happy/healthy mama’s smiling next to their shinny little cooker-bots…I BIT!
Mostly, I wanted to be able to push a button that says “Yogurt” and then watch a tiny little miracle happen. And THAT’S exactly what I feel has happened.
My Syrian grandma, Mary used to make her own yogurt. It was delish. Making is…GROSS, Grandma! But this? It’s “set it and forget it” goodness.
My husband says it’s the best he’s ever had. My son has requested I make it each week!
And…EASY! So…if you are feeling adventurous or just want to up that pro-biotic count and thus improve your digestion and absorption of nutrients, this is for you.
I don’t know about YOU but for me, if it’s going into something called the “Instant Pot” it better be really, really easy. Dare I say Instant? There are many yogurt recipes out there, so I started with the most simple and decided I’m move up the “complicated tree” if the simple one did not turn out. Count yourself bless, Insta-friend! The easiest one worked out just GREAT!
This is definitely easy. No boiling. No thermometer! (since this is non-dairy yogurt)
To create this Greek Yogurt textured pot of yummy, simply mix all the ingredients above (except the gelatin) together. Split the creamy goodness between your two clean ball jars and put them uncovered in your Instant Pot for 11 hours. When your little pot sings it’s happy “I’m done” song it will read “Yogurt” on the display! That’s when you just pull out the jars, stir in the gelatin (or better yet, blend in the gelatin) and pop them in your refrigerator until they are cool.
And they are SO cool! I hope you enjoy this and thanks to the blogger at My Big Fat Grain Free Life for getting this idea started. (she doesn’t add the syrup so hers is a pure plain yogurt, while this is a tiny bit sweet)
Top with your favorites: Berries….MORE syrup? Have fun, sweet ones! Be well.
Shannyn Caldwell is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and student of Naturopathic Medicine