Rich's Not-Yet-Famous Ayryan

Ayryan (say it "EIRE-yahn") is a perfect refreshing non-alcoholic drink for hot Southeastern European summer days...and I suspect it would be enjoyable on hot days elsewhere in the world as well. And, as you can tell by the complexity of the recipe, it's easy for anyone in the family to whip up a pitcher in less than a minute.

Here's Rich's recipe...

What you need:

How to make it:

Empty the container of yogurt into a blender. Put about 5-8 ice cubes in the yogurt container and fill it the rest of the way with water. Empty the ice water into the blender. Add a dash of salt, if desired. Blend for a few seconds until you don't hear the ice being crushed anymore. Enjoy!

Note that this recipe is perfect for the half-liter containers of yogurt sold in Bulgaria. If you're buying yogurt elsewhere, it may be thicker or thinner than this, so use more or less water. The ayryan shouldn't be much thicker than plain milk, and not thick enough to stick to the sides of the blender. Too thick, and it'll be more filling than refreshing!


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