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2-layer Pumpkin Yogurt – Noosa Inspired

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One mixture of this Simple Instant Pot yogurt recipe magically turns into 2 beautiful layers of sweet cream yogurt and spiced pumpkin for a sweet treat, inspired by my favorite Noosa Pumpkin Yogurt.

a spoonful of pumpkin yogurt with leaves and cinnamon

Instant Pot yogurt

First and foremost, if you’ve never made Instant Pot yogurt before, you’re completely missing out! It’s so incredibly easy and seems intimidating, but it’s truly one of the easiest things you can make in your Instant Pot.

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a bowl of plain yogurt, an Instant Pot , and fairlife milk

I answer every question you could possibly have about making simple Instant Pot yogurt here, so check it out there if you have any questions.

I also have a video on Youtube sharing with you how to make Instant Pot yogurt easily at home!

Instant Pot pumpkin yogurt

I LOVE Noosa’s pumpkin yogurt– it’s almost like dessert! Their yogurt has a layer of a pumpkin cream cheese mixture at the bottom, topped with their Australian yogurt on top. It’s seriously so good- it has thousands of 5-star reviews on grocery websites!

If you ever find it- you should definitely buy the Noosa pumpkin yogurt!

3 gold measuring spoons with pumpkin, yogurt, and cinnamon

I love it so much, I wanted to try making something similar. So I experimented a little bit and created my own individual pumpkin yogurt recipe.

The best part about this yogurt (besides the fact you made it yourself!!) is that you can completely control the amount of sugar and spice you put in it. It really is one of my most favorite pumpkin dishes, and I’ve got a lot of ’em.

I’m looking at you, Instant Pot Pumpkin Rice Pudding, Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe (Instant Pot), and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal.

Ingredients and supplies for pumpkin yogurt

Instant Pot Yogurt Setting
You’ll need to use an Instant Pot with a yogurt setting for this recipe

In addition to the 2 ingredients you need to make Simple Instant Pot Yogurt, you’ll need a couple more things to make your magical pumpkin yogurt:

Low Carb Yogurt Option

I have made this recipe with wonderful results using white cane sugar, as well as stevia and monkfruit sweetener. I love using Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener and it is a delicious low carb alternative if you also use Fairlife milk.

two glass jars of pumpkin yogurt
see the two beautiful layers??

The Lakanto brand sweetener is the best low carb sweetener I have used and I highly recommend it!

To make sure the yogurt is the sweetness you prefer, just give the milk mixture a little taste before you incubate it! I prefer to use a little less sugar in my yogurt, so you may add more to taste.

a spoonful of pumpkin yogurt

Check out my other low carb or Keto Instant Pot recipes– They are either all low carb or have low carb alternatives listed.

Individual Pumpkin Yogurt

I prefer to make my pumpkin yogurt in clear, individual mason jars so you can see the beautiful layers and have a pre-portioned serving. The visual is stunning!

graphic with magic layer pumpkin yogurt

If you prefer not to make this yogurt in jars, you may incubate in the Instant Pot liner just like my Instant Pot yogurt recipe. The layers will still form so you’ll have to scoop it out from the liner individually for best results.

graphic of a spoonful of Instant Pot pumpkin yogurt on top of a jar

I know you’ll love this Noosa Pumpkin yogurt copycat recipe! Let me know if you give it a try!

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Picture of a jar with creamy two layer pumpkin yogurt

Two Layered Instant Pot Pumpkin Yogurt

Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 7 hours
Additional Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 15 hours 1 minute

This recipe was inspired by my favorite name-brand pumpkin yogurt that costs more for one serving than it does to purchase all the ingredients to make this recipe a dozen times. The yogurt magically separates into two distinct layers during incubation, creating a beautiful pumpkin layer on the bottom, topped with a spiced yogurt on top. I’ve been known to enjoy this dish for dessert, it’s that good!

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 cups ultra pasteurized whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons yogurt starter, such as store bought plain yogurt with live active cultures
  • 6 tablespoons sugar, sweetened condensed milk, or sweetener for low carb version*
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 9 tablespoons [1/2 cup + 1 T] pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

    Pour water into Instant Pot and add the trivet.

    Mix all ingredients (except the water) together very thoroughly and distribute evenly into 6, 8 oz mason jars or ramekins (Just a little over 3/4 c each). Cover with plastic wrap or foil.

    Stack jars or ramekins evenly onto the trivet.

    Close the lid, turn the knob to Venting.

    Press the Yogurt button and adjust to Normal. Then, adjust time to 6 hours.

    Transfer the yogurt to the fridge and chill at least 8 hours or overnight, then serve.

Notes

*I have made this recipe with wonderful results using white cane sugar, as well as stevia and monkfruit sweetener. I love using Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener and it is a delicious low carb alternative if you also use Fairlife milk. To make sure the yogurt is the sweetness you prefer, just give the milk mixture a little taste before you incubate it! I prefer to use a little less sugar in my yogurt, so you may add more to taste.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 208Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 105mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 2gSugar: 27gProtein: 8g

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Lisa Childs

Monday 7th of March 2022

Hi Laura, it shouldn't be liquidy. It should be firmed up like yogurt.

Mary

Wednesday 22nd of September 2021

Lisa, are you using the 4oz jars to make and store your yogurt? How many would fit in a 6 qt instant pot?

Lisa Childs

Monday 7th of March 2022

Hello! Yes, I use 4 oz jars. I can usually stack 3-4 on the bottom, then stack another layer on top!

Cheryl

Tuesday 29th of June 2021

Hi I love this yogurt. Have you ever tried the honey Noosa? Would this recipe, could this recipe be used for the honey? I'm low carb and would love love love ❤ a low carb honey Noosa recipe. Thank you so much. I am very happy I stumbled across your site. Cheryl

Lisa Childs

Friday 20th of August 2021

Hi Cheryl, I haven't tried the honey Noosa but I'm sure it's delicious. If you are eating Keto, honey is not low carb so I'm not sure if there is a good replacement for it.

Elle

Tuesday 20th of October 2020

This sounds divine! Quick question: if I were to make this same recipe but divide it into fewer larger jars, would the incubation time need to be increased or stay the same? I have 16 oz jars instead of 8 oz. TIA!

Lisa Childs

Friday 20th of August 2021

Hi Elle! Yes, increase the incubation time by 2-3 hours. I would check every additional hour beyond the recipe and you'll see how tart and set it is.

PattiAnn

Tuesday 22nd of September 2020

Question? So the pumkin just sinks to the bottom and forms a layer as it incubates? Thanks for your response.

Lisa Childs

Monday 19th of October 2020

Hi PattiAnn. Yes, the pumpkin separates to the bottom but it's also mixed into the yogurt so it's not a pure pumpkin layer.

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