Instant Pot Cashew Yogurt (Vegan, Paleo, Whole30, GAPS, just 3 ingredients)
Instant Pot Cashew Yogurt is perfect for Vegan, Paleo, Whole30, GAPS and other whole food diets. Full of probiotics and deliciously creamy, this healthy treat makes a great snack, condiment, meal or ingredient for other recipes.
Servings 4 servings
- 3 cups cashews or cashew pieces
- 2-1/2 cups filtered water You can make this yogurt thicker or thinner by using less or more water in the recipe. You can use as little as 2 cups water in the recipe for a really thick yogurt, or use as much as 3 cups water for a thinner yogurt.
- 1 packet vegan yogurt starter dairy-free (see Recipe Notes)
- stevia to taste, optional (see Recipe Notes); omit for Whole30 and add pureed or chopped dates if desired (after yogurt is done)
Place cashews and water in insert bowl of Instant Pot for 2 hours, to soak.
Transfer cashews and water to blender. Blend 50 seconds on medium-high speed, until smooth, scraping sides of blender jar down once, if needed.
Add yogurt starter (and optional stevia), and blend again briefly to combine, 5-10 seconds.
Pour puree back into insert pot of Instant Pot.
Plug in Instant Pot. Secure pot with insert inside. Cover insert with clear glass lid.
Press Yogurt button. Use the up arrow button to manually select 16 hours (or up to 20 hours).
Yogurt is fully cultured when beeper goes off. Eat warm, or chill first, refrigerating any leftovers.
Find dairy-free, vegan yogurt starter culture here.
- NOTE: You don't have to keep buying this starter!! Save 3 tablespoons from each batch to start your next batch! What a money-saver!
Find the best liquid stevia here, and my favorite powdered stevia here.
- Optional~ If you want to sweeten your yogurt ahead of time, very subtly, stevia does a good job and keeps this treat high in protein, high in fat and but low in insulin-producing sugars. Stevia does not interfere with the culturing process. You can still drizzle a little honey or pure maple syrup over the yogurt when you're ready to eat it, if you wish. That teeny bit of stevia is undetectable but makes the finished product perfect for our needs. I use 10-15 drops of the liquid stevia, or a couple of sprinkles of the stevia powder; stir in before culturing, so your warm, cultured yogurt is ready to eat!
- If you prefer not to use stevia, you can leave your yogurt unsweetened; or add maple syrup or honey afterward.
Calories: 535kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 639mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 6mg