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Ayran - Yoghurt Drink

User Rating 3 Star Rating (1 Review)


Ayran is very popular across the Middle East, especially in Turkey. It can be served with any meal, or just as a quick snack drink. I have heard Ayran does wonders for a hangover.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 pt. of plain yogurt, whole milk (no fat free or skim milk yogurt)
  • 1 1/3 cups cold water
  • salt to taste


Mix yogurt and water in blender until well blended. Add salt if desired. Start off with an 1/8 teaspoon salt and work your way up.

Serve in ice filled glasses.

Yields: 4 servings
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 3 out of 5
Popular with different names, Member eswappy

Very popular indeed, but the different Arabic/Middle-Eastern countries use different names. In Jordan it's called shanina, I think in Dubai they just call it labaneh.

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