Ayran – (Turkish) Refreshing Yogurt Drink

Ayran is truly one of my fave drinks when I’m all hot and bothered.

The turkish tend to drink it with anything but they find it compliments a lot of their pastry dishes and kebabs.

It will cool the mouth but also the body. If it’s a mega hot day in turkey and your getting a little bothered and feeling “you just can’t handle the heat” don’t just grab for the nearest ice lolly! Pop into a local little shop/market/bar/takeaway and grab a carton of Ayran Take a seat and enjoy it!!! If you are at home and fancy it….. no worries. It’s dead easy to make!!


  • 400G tub of natural yorgurt
  • 2 cups of cold tap water (soda if you prefer)
  • A pinch or two of salt.


Mix all ingredients in a large jug and whisk to your hearts content until everything mixed together and tasting amazing! Keep adding more salt to your taste (remember it’s not a sweet drink but rather salty as it’s putting the salt back in your body.)

Feel free to pop it all in a blender with some ice and make it extra cold and frothy.

You can also add fruit and mint ect to make it into a flavoured type smoothie, or even soda water to give it a fizz! This isn’t the traditional way but some people love it!

Enjoy on its own or with a meal ❤️

Published by Wife of a Turkish Life

Just a normal lass living in a beautiful city in the uk and soon to move over to Turkey. I have 3 beautiful children and a lovely Kurdish hubby from turkey. We currently live apart from our Turkish family in turkey and live in the Uk and soon to move back over to turkey for good. I love everything about my life! I absolutely adore cooking and baking, I cook a beautiful meal and dessert every night and light lunch during the day if we are hungry. I bake a lot too hence why I’m growing to the size of an elephant and find it hard to shed the lbs (ooops) I also love, shopping, socialising, date night together with the hubby when he’s home, I love make up and being and hairdresser and beautiful among others things I love everything about self presentation. At the moment I am a fully mummy to two little beauties and I love it. Please feel free to follow my blog and have a little onsite into our life. I’m just starting out so there’s much more to be added each day. Please be kind and if You don’t like my life then don’t feel the need to stick around and tell me in a nasty comment 😝.

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