Soy Yogurt

by Jill Dalton

Soy Yogurt

Jill Dalton
Have you been looking for a Plant Based Yogurt that isn’t full of preservatives and a bunch of unnecessary ingredients? Well then, this is the recipe for you. It is super easy and only requires 2 ingredients! This soy yogurt is great to have for breakfast with some fresh berries and a sprinkling of flax meal to get your day started. Making this yogurt in the Instant Pot makes it even one level easier.
4.41 from 5 votes
Servings 6 people
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 8 hours
Total 8 hours 10 minutes

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3 Mason Jars Pint Size


  • 1 liter Soy Milk, Unsweetened
  • Very important: Soy Milk needs to be just soybeans and water, no added ingredients or yogurt will not work ( Westsoy or Trader Joe’s brand )
  • 4 dairy free acidophilus tablets


Instant Pot Instructions

  • Pour soy milk into blender
  • Add acidophilus tablets
  • Gently mix on a low setting
  • If not using a blender then gently whisk acidophilus into the soy milk
  • Pour mixture into sterile mason jars and screw on lids
  • Place jars into Instant Pot
  • Close Instant Pot lid and push the yogurt button
  • When finished remove jars from Instant Pot and place in the refrigerator
  • Will last in fridge for about a week

Conventional Instructions

  • Preheat oven to the lowest temperature setting
  • Once preheated, turn oven off and turn oven light on
  • Pour soy milk into a saucepan
  • Heat soy milk up to 108° ( hot but not hot enough to burn you) and take off of heat
  • Add acidophilus tablets and gently whisk
  • Pour mixture into sterile mason jars
  • Place jars onto a cookie sheet and put in the oven for 8 hours
  • After the 8 hours, remove from oven, screw on lids and place into the fridge
  • Save 1/2 cup of the yogurt for your next batch. It will be the starter instead of the acidophilus.
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Nutrition info

Calories: 75kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 5gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 83mgPotassium: 234mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 653IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 233mgIron: 1mg

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Nancy June 9, 2019 - 5:43 pm

I am not a fan of soy. Could I make this with a high quality almond milk?

Jill Dalton June 10, 2019 - 9:07 am

I haven’t had much luck using other milks. Especially because most of them have added ingredients, stabilizers, emulsifiers and such.

Debi Willett July 21, 2019 - 5:26 pm

Hi Jill, I couldn’t find the comment button. Two questions, how many acidophilus capsules should I use? Do you put any water in the instant pot while processing the yogurt? Ty, I love your cooking shows

cindyapps April 2, 2022 - 5:36 pm

Thank you so much for this recipe and all the ones that you share with us, I made this the flavor is amazing but is there anyway to make it a little thicker? Also mine only made 2 1/2 pints and the 1/2 pint one came out running, would you know if I could use that one for my next starter?

Jill Dalton April 3, 2022 - 11:27 am

I don’t really know of a way to make it thicker, sorry. I think the runny yogurt would work fine for the next starter but I would probably still add a couple probiotic tablets just in case.

Diane November 21, 2022 - 9:33 pm

I would urge you to not use the Trader Joes brand. Several of us tried it & it comes out runny.

Stu Gash January 28, 2023 - 2:41 pm

I bought some yogurt strainers from amazon which I put the yogurt into once finished in the IP and then left in the fridge to strain. This strains out some of the extra whey leaving a thicker more Greek style yoghurt.
I also bring my soy milk to the boil first and allow to cool down to body temp before adding the probiotic capsule contents. I found this helps make a thicker yogurt without the straining, but straining the yogurt does makes it much thicker.

Amanda Sparks June 9, 2019 - 5:54 pm

Thank you for this video. I noticed in the video you said you keep 1/2 of cup of yogurt for the next batch. So do we just add the liter of soy milk with that 1/2 cup of yogurt? Do you will still add the capsules?

Jill Dalton June 10, 2019 - 9:08 am

Yes, you just use the 1/2 cup of yogurt as the starter instead of the capsules. =)

Jamie Joyce Greene June 9, 2019 - 6:15 pm

How do you sterilize the jars and what size Instant Pot do you use? Thanks

Jill Dalton June 10, 2019 - 9:09 am

I just pour boiling hot water over the jars and then let them drip dry before I use them. I have an 8 quart Instant pot

April June 9, 2019 - 7:18 pm

How many jars and how many ounces each?

Jill Dalton June 10, 2019 - 9:10 am

I use three pint size jars which are 16 oz each.

Laura June 9, 2019 - 8:00 pm

Yes details please

Karen June 10, 2019 - 2:03 am

Hi, Thanks for the preparation tips. My IP manual says to add 2 cups of water to the pot and place the jars on the steamer rack. Is your IP a newer model where this step is not necessary?

Jill Dalton June 10, 2019 - 9:11 am

I learned how to do this from a friend of mine and so far it is working wonderfully without the water. I didn’t look in the Instant Pot manual though.

Jane June 11, 2019 - 5:14 pm

Could I use my home made oat mik. It’s just oats and water. The Almond milk I have available in my town has the thickeners in it.

Jill Dalton June 12, 2019 - 8:30 am

I tried making it with my home made oat milk and it wouldn’t set up.

Jane Cowart June 11, 2019 - 5:16 pm

How many hours in instantpot?

Jill Dalton June 12, 2019 - 8:30 am

The yogurt setting on mine automatically goes for 10 hours.

Robert Klein August 4, 2021 - 8:34 am

My yogurt button starts at 4 and only goes to 8 hours. How do you suggest I go about this? I started at 6 hours, when done, I can start it again again 4 hours, do you think that will work? What does the yogurt setting actually do?

Jill Dalton August 4, 2021 - 9:51 am

The yogurt setting keeps it at a constant temperature of 180°F. 8 hours might be sufficient. You can check it at that point and see how firm it is.

Carol June 20, 2019 - 11:35 am

What do you set the vent for on the instant pot? Open or closed?

Jill Dalton June 23, 2019 - 4:30 pm


Bruselas Chiaraviglio June 26, 2019 - 4:34 pm

Thanks Jill, I love this recipe. Very simple to make.

kiki July 18, 2019 - 2:35 pm

Hey, Jill! I’m soooo interested in doing this. I sent my husband to buy a probiotic, and the one he came home with has 1 billion CFU per capsule (the one you used has 30 billion per 2 capsules). Mine also has just acidophilus and no other strains (the one you used has 24 different bacterium). I know you’ve not analyzed this in a lab or anything, but do you have an idea if it’ll work with a single strain and fewer colony forming units? Thanks in advance, and thanks for all your great videos and recipes! 🙂

Jill Dalton July 21, 2019 - 8:51 am

Not sure, sorry 😐

Beka Koller July 24, 2019 - 9:55 am

I tried this recipe using the oven method but it did not set up.

Sarah W July 28, 2019 - 8:54 am

Would this work with homemade soy milk?

Sherry Ewert November 7, 2020 - 7:57 am

Could I use more of smaller jars as long as there is room? They are 12 oz.

Jill Dalton November 8, 2020 - 9:23 am


Cedars February 9, 2021 - 11:10 pm

I have a yogurt maker, going to give a try. Haven’t had time to pick up an IP yet.

Michael Habony February 20, 2021 - 3:43 pm

Where did you get the jars?

Jill Dalton February 26, 2021 - 6:28 pm

At my local supermarket. Publix

Cheryl February 20, 2021 - 9:28 pm

This recipe is fabulous! We just ate our first batch and it was delicious! It’s better than any plant-based yogurt I’ve been able to find at the store. Thank you so much for a great recipe!

Leslie Currie February 23, 2021 - 1:37 pm

Would you recommend a brand of acidophilus capsules? I went to Whole Foods and had no idea what to buy.

Jill Dalton February 26, 2021 - 6:26 pm

These are the ones I am currently using.

Maria J Allen April 22, 2021 - 10:18 am

So excited to try this recipe with my new Instant Pot. Wondering about the 1/2 cup of yoghurt to save for subsequent batches. You then use it instead of capsules, but it seems as though you would have to make yoghurt often before each saved 1/2 cup of yoghurt goes “bad”. Not sure what to do, as I don’t want to make a ton of yoghurt.

Jill Dalton April 24, 2021 - 2:09 pm

I actually just start from scratch each time now, using the capsules to make sure that it turns out every time.

Maria J Allen June 8, 2021 - 10:01 am

Hi Jill, I just ordered from Amazon the probiotic that you have been using (NewRhythym Probiotic 50 billion CFU active cultures) How many capsules should be used ? THX.

Jill Dalton June 8, 2021 - 10:05 am


Robert Klein March 29, 2022 - 10:20 am

How long does this stay in the fridge tightly sealed in the Mason jar? I’ve had one jar for a few weeks and it still seems good!!

Jill Dalton April 3, 2022 - 11:34 am

Until it smells like it is bad. Mine last about two weeks before it starts smelling weird.

Elisabeth April 3, 2022 - 9:11 am

Can I use vanilla flavored soy milk or does it need to be plain?

Jill Dalton April 3, 2022 - 11:25 am

It can be vanilla flavored

Michelle April 19, 2022 - 9:30 pm

I have made about 6 batches of this yogurt recipe. The first scoop from each jar is thick but the rest of the yogurt is very thin and runny. Andy suggestions on how to get the yogurt to thicken?

obedi January 16, 2023 - 8:50 am

what about agar agar flakes?

Jill Dalton January 17, 2023 - 8:36 am

I haven’t tried using agar agar in my yogurt recipe so I’m not sure if it would work

April Gilchrist May 29, 2023 - 2:40 pm

Question. How do i do this in the IP if mine doesnt have the yogurt button on it?


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