Instant Pot Greek Yogurt

Share this with friends.... Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterPin on Pinterest
Email this to someonePrint this page
Print Recipe
Instant Pot Greek Yogurt
Seriously! It's Easy and delish! So don't be scared, give it a try!
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 8 hours
Passive Time 11 hours
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Ingredients
  • 1 Gallon Milk I usually do full fat Vitamin D milk because I like the thickness (but really you could use any)
  • 2 TBSP Greek Yogurt Plain with Milk and Live Cultures being the only ingredients.
  • optinal: Vanilla for flavoring the whole batch.
Supplies
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 8 hours
Passive Time 11 hours
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Ingredients
  • 1 Gallon Milk I usually do full fat Vitamin D milk because I like the thickness (but really you could use any)
  • 2 TBSP Greek Yogurt Plain with Milk and Live Cultures being the only ingredients.
  • optinal: Vanilla for flavoring the whole batch.
Supplies
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Starting with a clean Instant pot. (you can sanitize it by adding water and pushing the steam button, set for 5 minutes then quick release. if you want) Making sure to switch out your ring to your designated yogurt seal ring!
  2. Pour milk into the cold pressure cooker liner. secure lid (or use a glass lid). Push Yogurt button and ADJUST until it says "boil". A few times during this stage, take lid off and stir milk with a whisk. The boil cycle will take about 45 minutes to an hour.
  3. When IP beeps, open lid, whisk and then take temperature. You are looking for a temp of 180. If it hasn't reached that after a round on the boil setting, you can set it to saute and stir, taking temp frequently until you have reached 180.
  4. Once milk is 180. remove the liner and place in a cold water/ice bath. Usually just the sink filled a bit works just fine. Cool milk down to about 95-110 degrees, whisking often.
  5. At this point you want to temper the starter by scooping out some of the warm milk and mix in the yogurt starter. then return that milk/starter mixture to the pot and mix well!
  6. Dry the outside of the liner and place back into the pot. cover with lid or even a glass lid. Press Yogurt button. The display should say 8:00, just adjust it if it says something else. Making sure the display says "normal" (you can also incubate this for a shorter time if you are wanting less tart yogurt in the end. or longer if you really like the tartness. I find 8 hours to be perfect!)
  7. After 8 hours in the pot Incubating. remove the liner, cover and refrigerate, anywhere from 6-8 hours. You want to leave it undisturbed at this point.. so DON'T stir it up.
  8. Technically at this step you now have yogurt!! If you want GREEK yogurt you need to use a yogurt strainer to strain the yogurt in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours more. The whey that drains from the yogurt should be clear or nearly so. something like the Euro strainer or the small mesh Rice strainers I found work perfectly.
  9. This is when I like to put yogurt into our individual jars and add the flavorings. Usually putting fruit in the bottom of the jars and then filling the jars up with the yogurt. For the kids and husband i add a bit of honey too! yum!
  10. Don't forget to reserve 2 TBSP of the plain yogurt for a starter for your next batch!
Share this Recipe
Share this with friends.... Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterPin on Pinterest
Email this to someonePrint this page
sugar free fudge

Sugar Free! Sweetened Condensed Milk and Creamy Fudge

Share this with friends.... Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterPin on Pinterest
Email this to someonePrint this page

sugar free sweetened condensed mlikSugar free sweetened condensed Milk and Fudge!

 

 

 

 

Sugar free sweetened condensed milk and sugar-free fudge! Yep, It’s real and it’s so good!

 

 

Don’t be intimidated about the idea of making your own sweetened condensed milk! I looked through a few recipes and tips and I’ve made this three times now and it comes out perfectly every time!

 

 

First, I’d like to point out that the ingredient list is crazy simple!

sugar free sweetened condensed milk

 

 

Sugar free chocolate chips

Just three ingredients for delicious sweetened condensed milk!

  1. Cream
  2. Unsalted Butter
  3. Sweetener

And for fudge all you add to the condensed milk is sugar-free chocolate chips!

 

 

 

For sweetener I use a blend of stevia, Xylitol, and Erythritol But, you can use whatever sweetener you prefer!

Side note about sweetener: I haven’t said much about my sugar-free choices but I really love this combination of sweeteners,

they are natural and allow for no rise in your blood sugars!

My favorite Stevia is from Trim Healthy Mama, although you can also find many good choices of Stevia on Amazon or the grocery store.

and the others I order in bulk from Amazon and then blend together!

 

 

 

The most helpful trick I have come across for making the sweetened condensed milk is using a large shallow pan. Like a large frying pan!

This makes the milk condense so much faster and gives you a beautiful thick and creamy product in about 20 minutes.

 

Start by putting 2 cups of cream, 2 TBSP of unsalted butter, and 1/3 a cup of sweetener ( may need to convert the amount of sweetener if you are using something different, my blend is some what of a super sweet blend. ) into a shallow pan.

Condensed milk sugar free

 

Stir until dissolved and bring to a boil on medium to high heat.

Once boiling, simmer, stirring occasionally until condensed by about half and thick and bubbly. Should be about 15-20 minutes.

 

Cooking sugar free sweetened condensed milk

This will make about a cup to a cup and a half! seriouslysugar free sweetened condensed mlik LOOK at how creamy and thick this is??  (one note of caution…. no matter how badly you want to, Do Not lick the spoon and taste this right out of the hot pan.. you may or may not burn your tongue and regret it for the next two days! ?) But trust me, its soooo yummy!

 

 

 

 

 

Now to make fudge!!!

I love to make fudge right away while the milk is still hot. The chocolate chips melt right away and I can stick it in the freezer! Easy sugar free fudge

 

It’s a one to one ratio… so a cup of condensed milk and a cup of chocolate chips makes a full batch.

But if you are being weird and don’t want to eat the whole dish. (I guess it could happen?!) You could always make just half a cup and half a cup… or whatever you want!

 

You can also make it later by mixing the chocolate chips with the condensed milk and microwave in small increments, stirring in between each time until fully melted and blended together! Chill until hardened.

 

And then do your best to not stand at the counter ( or fridge) and eat the entire thing.. I’m not totally sure why that isn’t a good idea.. but we are supposed to resist the urge to do so.. I know, weird!  I just might have done this ( ok I didn’t eat the WHOLE thing) with a tub of peanut butter and a spoon… and I’m not going to say it was a bad idea! 🙂

Also, My friend Tiffani and I are dreaming all kinds of deliciousness like coconut flakes and nuts for the next time. And there will definitely be a next time!

 

I hope you try this recipe out and I hope you enjoy every sugar-free bite!

 

~ Deanna Grace

Print Recipe
Sugar Free Sweetened Condensed MIlk and Fudge
This is not as difficult as it may sound. And the fudge is absolutely creamy and delicious!
sugar free fudge
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Sugar Free
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
pan
Ingredients
Sweetened Condensed Milk
Course Dessert
Cuisine Sugar Free
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
pan
Ingredients
Sweetened Condensed Milk
sugar free fudge
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
Sweetened Condensed Milk
  1. Start by putting the cream, butter, and sweetener into a shallow pan (like a frying pan or skillet). Stir until dissolved and bring to a boil on medium to high heat. Once boiling, simmer, stirring occasionally until condensed by about half and thick and bubbly. Should take about 15-20 minutes. This will make about a cup to a cup and a half of sweetened condensed milk. And now you are ready to make fudge! (This cream can also be used as a yummy coffee creamer.)
Fudge
  1. Take 1 cup of the condensed milk and 1 cup of chocolate chips. If your sweetened condensed milk is still hot your chocolate will melt right away, stir to combine! If it has already cooled just microwave, stirring every few seconds until fully melted and combined. Chill in the fridge or freezer until solid. Pour into a square dish or just leave it in the bowl if you want thicker pieces. I've also seen some bloggers put their fudge into ice cube trays for easy personal serving sizes!
Share this Recipe

 

 


Love and Scribbles is part of several affiliate programs designed  to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to companies and products. Regardless of compensation, we only recommend products or services we use (or wish we owned) personally and believe will add value to our readers.

 

Share this with friends.... Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterPin on Pinterest
Email this to someonePrint this page