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Ayran is the national drink of Turkey! It's a cold, yogurt-based beverage mixed with salt. Very refreshing! "Afiyet olsun"—or bon appétit, in Turkish! Courtesy of Evin Ashley Erdoğdu (Edible Houston).


  • about 2 cups  natural, whole milk yogurt
  • 2 cups  icy cold water
  • salt to taste (1 teaspoon or more)

Recipe Info

  1. Whip yogurt on slow speed with an electric mixer, gradually adding 2 cups of icy cold water; continue blending until froth develops on top. 
  2. Add salt to taste. Serve immediately, or keep refrigerated 1–2 days.

Photography by Jenn Duncan

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