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Middle Eastern Yogurt Coolers


Growing up in Jal El Dib, Lebanon, Rita Nakouzi would drink ayran, or lightly salted yogurt over ice. "My mom liked to make it on hot summer nights," she says.

  1. 6 cups plain whole-milk yogurt
  2. 3 cups water
  3. Salt
  4. Ice
  5. 8 mint sprigs, for garnish
  1. In a pitcher, whisk the yogurt with the water and season lightly with salt. Fill tall glasses with ice. Pour in the yogurt drink, garnish with the mint sprigs and serve.
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