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Yogurt Drink (Ayran)

31 Jul

Yogurt makes a wonderful cooling drink for the hot summer months, I love this and it is particularly good to drink with very hot food. Versions of yogurt drinks exist in many countries from Bulgaria (Ayran) to India (Lassi), from Libya to Iran (Doogh). It can be flavoured with; black pepper, turmeric, cumin, garlic, mint, saffron or other spices. Sweet versions can be made with honey, rose or orange water or fruit juices. I like mine to be simple and a little salty, made with just yogurt, water and salt like the Turkish Ayran.

Makes 1 glass

  • 1 large tbsp natural yogurt
  • pinch salt to taste
  • water

Empty the yogurt into a jug and beat to make it smooth then add the salt to taste and water and whisk to get the consistency of milk with a little froth in the top. Serve chilled or over ice.

I now have a little gadget for whizzing milk to a froth, a present from our friends Joanne & Peter, which works brilliantly I just put everything in a glass and whizz.
Originally posted Mas du Diable 31/07/08