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Healthy Ayran Drink Recipe (Daweh)

Savory yogurt drink, known as "Daweh" in Assyrian.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Assyrian, Middle Eastern
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 75kcal
Author: Hilda Sterner


  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cold water
  • ¼ teaspoon dried/ground mint leaves (optional)


  • Stir yogurt and salt until thoroughly combined.
  • Whisk in water, until completely blended. Stir in dried mint, if using.
  • Pour the Daweh over a tall glass full of ice cubes, and enjoy!


  • Another thing to keep in mind when making Daweh is the consistency. Getting the proper yogurt to water ratio is important. Many recipes call for a 1 part yogurt to 3 parts water. I personally prefer a creamier and thicker consistency. Therefore, I usually mix one part yogurt to two parts of water.
  • If you find this ratio too thick, you can easily dilute it with more water. On the other hand, if the Daweh is too watered down, just stir in more yogurt.
  • Daweh is one of those drinks that tastes better when heavily salted. However, if you are watching your salt, feel free to reduce the amount of salt suggested in the recipe.
  • I find that ½ tsp. of salt in a 12 oz serving usually does the trick! However, it's always smart to start with a smaller amount and add more to suit your taste.
  • If the yogurt drink does separate, stir or whisk until blended again.


Serving: 1glass | Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 1229mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 6g