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Glass filled with frothy yoghurt drink.

Ayran Recipe – Turkish Yoghurt Drink

This refreshing drink is the perfect way to rehydrate on a hot summer day. Mixed with sea salt, Ayran is a Turkish yoghurt drink frothed to perfection in seconds and served up icy cold. It pairs perfectly with a hot meal like Karniyarik.
Course Drink
Cuisine Turkish
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 4 serves
Calories 61kcal
Cost $5


  • 400 g natural yoghurt
  • 2 cups cold water still or soda
  • 1 pinch sea salt

Optional ingredients:

  • handful ice cubes
  • mint finely chopped
  • cucumber finely ficed
  • pinch black pepper


  • Place natural yoghurt, cold water and sea salt in a blender along with any of your chosen optional ingredients: ice cubes, mint, cucumber and black pepper.
    400 g natural yoghurt, 2 cups cold water, 1 pinch sea salt, handful ice cubes, mint, cucumber, pinch black pepper
  • Mix until ingredients are combined and drink is frothy. This should be around 10-20 seconds. Serve chilled.



Quick tips to make this even better:
  • Use soda water instead of still water to help your ayran become nice and frothy after blending! This will also add a little tingle to each sip!
  • Add some finely diced cucumber, mint or crushed thyme for extra flavour, similar to Iran's Doogh drink.
  • Throw in some ice cubes before blending for an icy crunch.
  • Or if you're feeling really adventurous, you could even add a sprinkling of cracked black pepper for a spicy hit


Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 155mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 0.1mg