Soy Yogurt

by 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.

Soy Yogurt

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… Breakfast Soy Yogurt European Print Recipe
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Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 3.6/5
( 10 voted )


1 liter of Unsweetened Soy Milk
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

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

Conventional Instructions

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

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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

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.

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?


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