Smooth Cardamom Yogurt
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5 from 2 votes

Smooth Cardamom Yogurt

No sugar added Smooth Cardamom Yogurt is a creamy, exotic yogurt you can make at home in your Instant Pot. Makes a lovely change for breakfast or dessert.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 10 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2 .5 c
Calories: 386kcal
Author: Urvashi Pitre


  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 5 tablespoons Splenda baking mix, or sugar substitute of choice
  • 1/2 tablespoon unflavored gelatin
  • 2-3 tablespoons Greek yogurt, as starter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cardamom cinnamon, or apple pie spice or other sweet seasoning of your choice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Honey (optional)


  • Heat the milk and cream in the microwave for two minutes.
  • Put some of the warm milk in the gelatin and mix until smooth, and then add this mixture to the milk and cream.
  • Add the starter yogurt and the powdered cardamom and stir or whisk until everything has been well-incorporated.
  • Set your Instant Pot to its Yogurt setting, which may be 8 hours by default.
  • Once it's done, add in the Splenda and honey,  stir everything together. Don't add the sweetener before it's set, as it tends to make the yogurt less firm. 
  • Let it sit in the fridge for 6-8 hours otherwise it will be runny. Gelatin needs to be cooled before it will set so do not be in a tearing rush to eat it. It's totally worth the wait.


You can either buy powdered cardamom seeds, buy the seeds and grind them yourself in a coffee grinder, or peel the green cardamom pods, remove the seeds, and then grind those. I buy seeds and grind them fresh each time.


Calories: 386kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 136mg | Potassium: 387mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 1270IU | Calcium: 331mg