Whey separation

Does the whey separation (mentioned in the Author's Note) need to be stirred back in before straining if making a Greek-style yogurt?

  • Posted by: Al
  • April 26, 2019
Instant Pot Homemade Yogurt
Recipe question for: Instant Pot Homemade Yogurt


Lori T. April 27, 2019
No, it doesn't. I make yogurt in my Instant Pot about once a week or so. The point of straining it for Greek Yogurt is to remove extra whey, so spooning it off at the start means less time draining. As a rule, you only get significant whey separation if the yogurt sits for a while after maximum coagulation is achieved, and the solids sink and contract. In that case, you can get a tarter end product than you might have expected, and a little more whey.
C S. April 26, 2019
I don't make yogurt in an instant pot - but since no one else seems to be answering I would say no.
To make greek yogurt from regular yogurt you strain it to remove the whey so stirring it back in seems counter productive. Good luck
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