Set your instant pot to SAUTE. Add in the 2 cans of coconut cream and wait for them to come to a rolling boil uncovered (no need for the lid). This takes about 3-5 minutes.
2 cans (14 ounce) coconut cream
Once the coconut cream is boiling, hit CANCEL on your instant pot. Add in the agar agar flakes and whisk vigorously to combine.
1 tablespoon agar agar flakes
Let the mixture cool to 110ºF using an instant read thermometer. If you don't have an instant read thermometer, you want the mixture warm enough to touch without it burning you. If it is too hot, it will kill the bacteria in the probiotic capsule. I set a timer for 30 minutes, which is how long it usually takes for it to cool enough.
Once the mixture is cooled to 110ºF, open the 4 probiotic capsules and pour them on the coconut cream mixture in the instant pot. The coconut cream will already be slightly thickened from the agar agar flakes. Whisk again to fully combine the probiotic capsule powder.
4 probiotic capsules
Close your instant pot with its lid, and press the YOGURT button. You may need to press it a few times until it says 24:00, meaning 24 hours. The yogurt is going to take between 18-24 hours. I like to set it for 24 hours so I have a long window to get the coconut yogurt the next day.
Somewhere between 18-24 hours, your coconut yogurt is done! Open the lid, and transfer the yogurt to jars or air tight containers to cool. The yogurt will still be on the liquidy side. Coconut milk yogurt firms up *significantly* after cooling in the fridge, so don't panic that it's not "yogurt thick" in the warm stage. Includes recipe links, a printable menu + grocery list template! If it tastes like it has that yogurt tang, you've made yogurt! I love these half pint Kerr mason jars or these 4-ounce Ball mason jars. Both are freezer friendly too!
The coconut yogurt will keep for at least 30 days in the refrigerator, or at least 1 year in the freezer.
As always, lots of tips, FAQs and substitution info in the Recipe Notes below!