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Several clear glasses filled with Ayran, a yogurt and mint drink, placed on a silver tray and topped with fresh mint.

5-Minute Ayran Recipe (Turkish Yogurt Drink)

Ayran is a savoury and delicious yogurt drink made with only 3 ingredients: yogurt, water and salt. Give this Turkish drink a try!
Course Drinks
Cuisine middle eastern, turkish
Keyword Ayran
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 50kcal


  • 2 cups full fat yogurt
  • 2.5 cups cold water
  • 2 teaspoons dry mint
  • ½ - 1 teaspoon salt, per preference
  • Ice cubes when serving
  • Fresh mint when serving


  • Pour the yogurt in a jug (if your jug has a wide enough mouth, you can mix it directly inside. Otherwise use a bowl).
  • Whisk the yogurt to smooth out any lumps.
  • Add half the water and whisk.
  • Add the rest of the water, dry mint, and salt and whisk well until combined. Taste and adjust the water and salt.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Add ice cubes if serving right way.
  • Garnish with fresh mint leaves and enjoy!



  • Plain yogurt or Greek yogurt can be used for this recipe
  • The mint is optional - this drink is also served plain without any mint (for anyone who isn't a mint fan!)
  • If you're going to add ice cubes and have the drink last a while, make sure you make it on the thicker side so that it doesn't end up being too watery when the ice melts


Serving: -1g | Calories: 50kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 624mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 0.003g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 82IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 0.05mg