If the hot summer days have come for you, you are probably already wondering how to refresh yourself. I will share with you a recipe for a cold drink that I used to prepare myself almost everyday after school when I was a teenage girl. I loved it so much that I was drinking a whole pitcher of it…but don’t worry, it was not alcoholic! It is called Ayran! The name may sound to you strange but if you are from South East Europe (the Balkan Peninsula) you are probably familiar with the name. It is a very popular drink in Turkey and there is a variety of ways to make it but I will teach you my way. It is extremely easy and fast to make and it doesn’t contain even a gram of sugar! Isn’t that a great alternative? If you like plain yogurt, you should definitely try it.
I don’t want to hold you back from taking the first big sip of cold refreshing Ayran, so here is the recipe:
- 1:1 a yogurt jar and cold water
- 1/2 tablespoon of salt
Beat the yogurt with a fork until it’s smooth and add the water. Stir again and add half a tablespoon of salt, stir and you are ready to pour in your glass.
*If you are not sure whether this is the drink for you and you don’t want to waste the whole yogurt jar, you can taste it by making yourself just a glass of it (Mix half a glass with beaten with a fork yogurt and half a glass with water, add some salt and it’s ready.)
If this was not easy, what is?
It goes well with banitsa, grilled cheese sandwich, and Princess Sandwich.
Enjoy and don’t forget to share with your family and friends! Let me know if you liked it.