Ayran (Turkish Yogurt Drink)

Ayran (Turkish Yogurt Drink)
03 June 2024

Have you tried flavored Turkish yogurt drink, the refreshing drink of hot summer days? One of the most popular beverages in Turkey, basil- or mint-flavored Ayran, is a very tasty and healthy choice of drink. Now let's move on to making the mint-flavored Ayran recipe.

How many calories is a glass of mint-flavored Ayran?

One glass of mint-flavored Ayran has 90 calories.

Prep Time : 5 mins
Cook time : 5 mins
Servings : 4 People
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Ayran (Turkish Yogurt Drink)


  • 2 cups of yogurt
  • 3~4 sprigs of fresh mint
  • 4 cups of cold water
  • Salt
  • Ice
Ayran (Turkish Yogurt Drink)


  1. Put the yogurt in a deep bowl and blend it.
  2. Add fresh mint. 
  3. Finally, add salt and water and continue whisking until the ayran foams up well.
  4. Pour into serving cups and add ice. Serve cold.
Serving Suggestions
  • You can flavor it with fresh basil if you wish.
  • You can serve it with rice pilaf.
Expert Tips
  • Blend the yogurt until it is smooth.
  • You may add water as much as you wish, depending on the consistency.
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