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Vegan Pomegranate Doogh (Yogurt Drink)

This vegan pomegranate doogh is a Persian yogurt drink that is tangy and refreshing. Use any dairy-free yogurt and tweak the flavors to taste.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Author Tess Masters


  • 1/2 cup (120ml) unsweetened pomegranate juice
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice, plus more to taste
  • 3/4 cup (180g) unsweetened vegan yogurt (coconut, almond, soy)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, plus more to taste
  • 2 cups (250g) ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) sparkling water
  • Natural sweetener (optional, see notes)


  1. In a 2-cup glass measuring jug, whisk the pomegranate juice, orange juice, yogurt, and lemon juice together until smooth and mauvey pink. 
  2. Fill two 16-ounce glasses with ice. Pour the yogurt mixture in equal quantities into each glass. Add the sparkling water to each glass, add juice and sweetener to taste, and serve immediately. 

Recipe Notes

I've adapted this recipe  to make it vegan and used vegan yogurt and lemon juice. Depending on the variety of your yogurt (coconut, almond, or soy) add lemon juice to taste. The quantity of yogurt required may change, too. Just know, that this drink is not meant to be too sweet. But, if it is too tart, add sweetener to taste. 

Excerpted from Yogurt Culture © 2015 by Cheryl Sternman Rule. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 
Photo by Trent Lanz; styling by Alicia Buszczak