Black Sea Ayran is one of the most simple, most popular and healthiest drinks of Black Sea Cuisine and can be described as a Cold Savory Yogurt-based Beverage. It contributes to the normal functioning of the stomach and intestines.
Black Sea Ayran consists of basic but very healthy ingredients: plain cold yoghurt, cold drinking water, and salt.
Ayran goes well with many dishes of Black Sea Cuisine or can be consumed as a separate drink. It has a refreshing effect especially during the hot summer season.
The original recipe of Black Sea Ayran comes from the South Coast of Our Lovely Black Sea but is well known as Ayrian or Tun or similar at the other Coasts and throughout the Caucasus and the Middle East.
Preparation stage of Black Sea Ayran is extremely simple. It is made by mixing cold plain yogurt with cold water and salt only.
Black Sea Ayran can be made by industrial manufacturers of homemade. Fresh homemade ones have a lot of bubbles and are usually less salty.
The industrial manufactured Black Sea Ayran is often made straight from cow’s milk with addition of lactic acid bacteria ferment, water and salt.
Black Sea Ayran should be well chilled at serving. Traditionally it served cold immediately after mixing if homemade.
You can enjoy Black Sea Ayran with friends and family in #BlackSeaCuisine restaurants or at home as it is very easy to prepare and it is a very healthy drink. Fortunately, nowadays you can purchase ready-made Black Sea Ayran in retail stores.
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