Ayran - the perfect hot weather drink
- linguafood Jul 29, 2011 03:29 PM
It's hugely popular in Berlin thanks to the large Turkish population, and ridiculously refreshing and satisfying.
I made a pitcher today with full fat Danone plain yogurt, but unfortunately didn't have any mint around, which adds another freshness dimension.
I can't believe I never made it at home before -- so easy:
1 pint of yogurt
1 pint of cold water
pinch o'salt to taste
(fresh mint if you have any)
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Yeah, it doesn't *sound* all that wonderful but all those Turks can't be totally wrong.
Do you stir/blend/whip? Do you chill it before serving? Is the mint chopped or left whole? I've got lots of plain yogurt and mint as well as an overabundance of hot weather so I may just give this a try.
Yeah I'd be looking for a mango, papaya, handful of berries to go with that lineup. Otherwise it resembles part of a marinade I use on pork tenderloin.