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How To Make Ayran Recipe (Yogurt Drink)

Ayran or doogh is a savory yogurt drink that's made with only three ingredients. This refreshing drink is served with main dishes and is great for hydration. 

Prep Time2 mins
Total Time2 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Persian, Turkish
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 225kcal


  • 3 cups plain yogurt see notes
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp dried mint optional
  • 2 cups water


  • Place the yogurt, salt and mint in a large bowl and whisk until combined.
  • Gradually add water and whisk at the same time to make sure all is incorporated.
  • Taste and add more salt if needed.
  • Fill glasses which ice cubes and pour the ayran over ice. Serve cold.


  • It's best to use whole milk yogurt for this recipe. Homemade yogurt would work too. 
  • Use a blender to make ayran instead of a bowl and a whisk. Simply put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until fully combined. 


Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 764mg | Potassium: 570mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 452mg | Iron: 1mg