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Instant Pot Skyr Recipe: Homemade Delight

Written by: Emily Smith

Whipping up homemade skyr in my Instant Pot is a breeze. Just heat milk, mix in some yogurt, let it do its magic for 8 hours, chill, and voila - creamy, tangy skyr!

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I've discovered skyr magic! This Icelandic-style yogurt creation's become my go-to breakfast. Thick, creamy, protein-packed goodness whipped up effortlessly in an Instant Pot. No fancy ingredients or complicated steps required - just milk and a dollop of culture. Tangy yet mild, it's perfect plain or jazzed up with fruits, nuts, or honey. Trust me, once you've tasted homemade skyr, store-bought versions won't cut it anymore. Ready to revolutionize your mornings? Let's dive into this simple recipe!

Ingredients for Homemade Instant Pot Skyr

  • Milk: Provides the base for the skyr, adding creaminess and richness to the final product.
  • Skyr or plain yogurt: Contains live cultures necessary for fermentation, giving the skyr its characteristic tangy flavor and thick texture.

Essential Tools for Making Skyr in Your Instant Pot

  • Instant Pot: Essential for heating and fermenting the milk to make the skyr.
  • Whisk: Needed to mix the skyr or yogurt into the milk thoroughly.

Instant Pot Skyr Recipe: Homemade Delight

This Instant Pot Skyr recipe is a delightful homemade Icelandic yogurt that is both nutritious and delicious. Perfect for breakfast or a healthy snack!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Yogurt Setting Time 8 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Icelandic
Servings 4 servings
Calories 120 kcal


  • Instant Pot


Main Ingredients

  • 1 quart milk
  • 2 tablespoons skyr or plain yogurt with live cultures


  • Pour the milk into the Instant Pot and close the lid.
  • Set the Instant Pot to the Yogurt setting and heat the milk to 180°F (82°C).
  • Let the milk cool to 110°F (43°C) and then whisk in the skyr or yogurt.
  • Close the lid and set the Instant Pot to the Yogurt setting for 8 hours.
  • Once the time is up, refrigerate the skyr for at least 4 hours before serving.

Nutrition value:

Calories: 120kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 10gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2.5gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 100mgPotassium: 250mgSugar: 12gVitamin A: 100IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 300mgIron: 0.5mg


Keyword Homemade, Instant Pot, Skyr, Yogurt
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Tips for Preparing and Storing Skyr Ahead of Time

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the skyr as directed and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week before serving.

Freezing Instructions

  • Portion the skyr into individual servings in airtight containers or freezer bags.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw in the refrigerator before consuming.

Skyr is a traditional Icelandic dairy product that is similar to yogurt but has a thicker consistency and milder flavor. It is high in protein and low in fat, making it a healthy and delicious addition to your diet.

Common Questions About Making Skyr in an Instant Pot

How long does it take to make instant pot skyr?
It takes about 8 hours to make instant pot skyr, including the time for the milk to cool and set.
Can I use any type of milk for this recipe?
Yes, you can use any type of milk to make instant pot skyr, but whole milk typically yields the creamiest results.
Do I need a special instant pot setting for this recipe?
Yes, you will need to use the yogurt setting on your instant pot to make skyr.
Can I flavor the skyr during the process?
It's best to flavor the skyr after it has set, as adding flavors before can interfere with the culturing process.
How long can I store homemade skyr?
Homemade skyr can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

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