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Turkish Mint Ayran

Turkish Mint Ayran

There’s no better way to beat the heat than with a tall, ice-cold glass of refreshing ayran! Frothy, minty, and just a tiny bit salty, ayran is here for every too-hot afternoon and too-spicy dinner.

Anyone tried Turkish ayran before? I just discovered it a couple weeks ago and now I’m hooked. It’s like the savory version of an Indian lassi, with a plain yogurt base and super-fresh mint leaves.

Turkish Mint Ayran | Mountain Cravings

Simplicity is key here – toss it all in the blender, let it go for 30 seconds, and you’re done! The ice cubes melt immediately into the yogurt and water so the drink is extra-cold for serving. Pulse the drink on high speed a few times to get an extra frothy head!

Ayran isn’t thick like a smoothie – it’s thin with just a little body to keep from being too heavy. Pretty sure I’ll keep a carafe in the fridge all summer long!

Turkish Mint Ayran | Mountain Cravings

I used regular plain yogurt instead of low-fat or fat-free to give the drink more body. You can use whatever you have on hand, or go fat free if you want, and reduce the water to keep it from thinning out too much.

Turkish Mint Ayran
Prep time
Total time
Serves: 4 drinks
  • 1 pint plain yogurt
  • 1 pint cold water
  • 2 sprigs fresh mint, leaves only
  • ¼ t. salt
  • handful of ice cubes
  1. Blend all ingredients on high until ice cubes have melted.
  2. Enjoy immediately!

Nutrition Facts
4 servings per container
Serving size 8 oz.

Amount per serving
Calories 80
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 106mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 9g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 8g

Vitamin D mcg 0%
Potassium mg 0%
Not a significant source of calcium, or iron.

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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