Ayran is a drink made from yogurt and is served chilled and popular during summer. The use of herbs added such as mint may be optional. This drink is popular across Western Asia, Central Asia, South Asia, and Eastern Europe. Turkish Yogurt Drink


Ayran or also called Turkish Yogurt Drink is a refreshing, savory, healthy yogurt drink that is ready in less than 5 minutes.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Turkey
Keyword: yogurt
Servings: 4
Calories: 73kcal


  • 2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 cup cold water
  • 1 tsp finely grated sea salt
  • chopped dill / parsley / ground cumin / mint / grated cucumber / minced garlic / cilantro / black pepper optional


  • You can use a blender and add water, yogurt, sea salt and all the other optional ingredients if you are using it and blend for 2-3 minutes until you get a nice smooth liquid.

Inspiration and adaptation: happykitchen.rocks, wikipedia.org, escoffieronline.com

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