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25 Apricot Recipes to Cool Down with this Summer


4 Days Ago | By Apricot Power
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Apricots can taste sweet with a delicious hint of bitter tanginess. When picked fresh and fully ripe, this fantastic fruit can be eaten as it is or made into perfect desserts and beverages that will surely make summer days even better! Aside from its taste, the apricot is also known to be very nutritious. It contains vitamins and minerals that are good for your tummy, and your eyes. Apricots are also known to contain high amounts of antioxidants that may help to protect your body from free radicals and diseases.

Here are 25 apricot recipes that you should try at home to help cool down this summer.

Apricot Smoothies

1) Apricot and Summer Spice Smoothie

 

Ingredients

-2 large apricots, pitted

-1 frozen banana

-1/2 cup dairy-free milk or almond milk

-1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

-1 pinch ground ginger

-a sprinkle of salt

-sweetener or honey to taste

 

Instructions

Add all of the ingredients except the sweetener to the blender. Pulse all ingredients until smooth and more milk if you don't want the smoothie to be too thick. You can also add ground nuts or protein powder to make the smoothie even richer. Add the sweetener to taste and pulse a few more times.

 

2) Apricot and Strawberry Smoothie

Ingredients

-2 cups of sliced apricots, pit removed

-1 cup frozen pineapple

-1 cup strawberries

-1 cup of cold water or coconut water

 

Instructions

Put all ingredients together in a blender and pulse until the smoothie reaches your desired consistency. This recipe does not require the addition of sugar so that it will taste naturally sweet and tart. You can also opt to add chia seeds or a teaspoon of your favorite healthy oil to make the smoothie even more nutritious.

 

3) Super Summer Smoothie

Ingredients

-4 apricots, pitted

-1 ripe mango

-2 cups strawberries

-1 cup of ice cubes

 

Instructions

This recipe is perfect for those who want the natural taste of summer. Add all the ingredients together in a blender and pulse until smooth and creamy. You can add your sweetener of choice or leave it as it is so you can enjoy the all-natural goodness of this smoothie.

 

4) Roasted Apricot Smoothie

 

Ingredients

 

-4 apricots halved and pitted

-2 frozen bananas

-2 peaches

-1/2 cup non-dairy milk

-a pinch of cinnamon

-a pinch of salt

-a splash of lemon juice

 

Instructions

Roast the apricots and peaches in a 300-degree oven until the edges are a bit browned and caramelized. Allow the roasted fruits to cool down, then add all ingredients except the flavorings in the blender. Blend everything until smooth, then add salt, cinnamon, and lemon juice before serving.

 

5) Simple Peach and Apricot Smoothie

Ingredients

-3 Apricots, pitted

-2 Peaches, sliced

-1 frozen banana

-1/2 cup cold whole milk

-Sugar, honey or sweetener to taste

 

Instructions

This simple recipe is nutritious and delicious. Made primarily to help kids cool down this summer, you can make it in minutes at home. Just blend all ingredients and serve while cold. You can also add ice to make the smoothie even more refreshing.

 

6) Fig and Apricot Combo Smoothie

 

Ingredients

-1 cup of sliced Apricots

-1 cup of chopped figs

-2 cups of buttermilk

-2 tablespoons of honey

 

Instructions

This smoothie is excellent for digestion and nutrition. Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until the mixture is smooth and creamy. If you want fewer calories, you can substitute the buttermilk for non-dairy milk and the honey with sweetener.

 

7) Asian Tea and Apricot Smoothie

Ingredients

 

-1 cup of chopped frozen Apricots

-1 cup of chopped frozen

-1 cup of vanilla or plain yogurt

-1 cup almond milk

-1 packet of Thai or any herbal tea

-1 cup boiling water

-a dash of vanilla

-2 tablespoons of honey or maple syrup

 

Instructions

The main focus of this smoothie is not just to help you cool down this summer. This smoothie can also help you calm down by soothing your senses with a fantastic combination of different aromas and flavors. Brew the tea in a cup of boiling water for 5 minutes. Remove the tea packet or the loose leaves and let the tea cool down. You can also opt to add ice to the tea to make it cool down faster. In a blender, add all the ingredients and pulse it until smooth. This Apricot recipe is good for 2 servings.

 

8) Antioxidant Apricot Smoothie

Ingredients

-2 pieces of dried Apricots

-1 cup of chopped carrots

-1 cup orange juice, freshly squeezed

-3 cups frozen peaches, chopped

 

Instructions

This natural-tasting smoothie is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. This Apricot recipe is not just perfect for helping you to cool down this summer. It is also ideal if you want to revitalize your body with its high nutrient content. Add all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth.

 

Apricot Ice Cream and Sorbet

9) Chunky Apricot Ice Cream

 

Ingredients

-1 pound of fresh Apricots

-1/2 cup heavy cream

-1/2 cup whole milk

-1/2 lemon, juiced

-1/2 cup brown sugar

 

Instructions

Put 1/2 pound of the Apricots and the lemon juice in the blender and puree until smooth. The other half-pound of Apricots are to be chopped and set aside. In a mixing bowl, add the milk and cream, dissolve the sugar by mixing it thoroughly. Add the apricot puree into the bowl and whisk until smooth. Refrigerate the mixture for 2 hours. After 2 hours, put the mixture into your ice cream machine and let it run. As soon as the mixture thickens, you can add in the chopped Apricots.

 

10) Maple Syrup and Roasted Apricot Ice Cream

Ingredients

-1 pound Apricots, pits removed

-2 cups heavy cream

-1/4 cup maple syrup

-1/4 brown sugar

-pinch of salt

 

Instructions

Slice the apricots into halves and place them on a baking sheet and into a preheated 375-degree oven. Allow the apricots to turn golden brown for about 20 minutes. Put all the apricots in a blender or food processor and puree. In a saucepan, combine the rest of the ingredients. Allow it to simmer in low heat until smooth. As soon as the mixture has been properly mixed, put it in a mixing bowl and add in the roasted apricot puree. Refrigerate the mixture overnight and put it in the ice cream machine.

 

11) Easy Apricot Ice Cream

 

Ingredients

-1 pound fresh Apricots

-1/2 cup brown sugar

-2/3 cup whipping cream

 

Instructions

Slice and cook the apricots in a saucepan over medium heat. Add a little water until it becomes mushy, then blend them. Separate the fruit pieces from the liquid by pouring it through a sieve. Allow the fruit pieces to cool down and make a syrup by combining the cooking liquid with the brown sugar. Combine the apricot pieces and the syrup in a mixing bowl and refrigerate for 2 hours. Whip the cream, add it into the mixing bowl, combine it thoroughly, and freeze it until it is half frozen. Mix it once more before completely freezing the mixture overnight.

 

12) Easy Apricot Sorbet

Ingredients

-2 pounds of pureed Apricots

-120 grams of sugar

-1 cup of water

-4 mint leaves

 

Instructions

In a saucepan, make a syrup using the sugar and the water. Once the syrup forms, add the apricot puree, making sure that you will have a smooth mixture. Add the mixture into an ice cream machine, allowing it to churn until its ready. Store in a container and freeze the sorbet.

 

13) Sparkling Apricot Sorbet

Ingredients

-1 pound of ripe Apricots. chopped

-1 cup white sugar

-1 cup sparkling wine

-2 cups of water

 

Instructions

In a saucepan, combine all ingredients and simmer under low to medium heat. Stir the mixture and let it cook for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let it cool down completely. Once cooled, put the mixture into a blender and puree until smooth. Pour the puree into a shallow baking tray and freeze overnight. Serve the sorbet in a bowl with more apricot slices and sparkling wine.

 

14) Peach and Apricot Sorbet

 

Ingredients

-1/2 pound Apricots, sliced

-1/2 pound peaches, sliced

-1 cup sugar

-1 cup water

-zest and juice of 1 lime

 

Instructions

In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar and water and simmer until the sugar has been dissolved. Add the apricots and peaches and continue to simmer for 10 minutes until the fruit pieces have softened. Let the mixture cool down and blend it into a puree using a food processor. Push the puree into a sieve and let the liquid freeze overnight.

 

15) Tropical Apricot Sorbet

 

Ingredients

-2 cups fresh Apricots, chopped

-2 cups ripe mangoes, peeled and chopped

-1 cup of sugar

-1 tablespoon lemon juice

 

Instructions

Combine all ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth. Push the mixture into a sieve to remove fibers from the mango. Refrigerate the mixture for 2 hours then churn it in an ice cream maker following the manufacturer's instructions.

 

Unique Apricot Recipes to Cool Down this Summer

16) Frozen Apricot Pops

Ingredients

-1 pound apricots, pitted and peeled

-1/4 cup honey or sugar

-1 cup of water

-1 tablespoon lemon juice

 

Instructions

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour the mixture into ice pop molds and put in a popsicle stick. Freeze overnight and enjoy the next day.

 

17) Chocolate-Dipped Apricots

 

Ingredients

-24 slices of Apricots

-10 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate

-1 tsp of coconut oil or butter

-Skewers

 

Instructions

Put parchment paper over a baking sheet. Combine the chocolate with the coconut oil. Melt them together in a microwave that is set to high for 1 minute. Mix it thoroughly with a rubber spatula and put it in the microwave one more time for a few seconds until all the chocolate has melted properly. Skewer each piece of apricot and dip it halfway in the melted chocolate. Refrigerate the dipped apricots and serve cold.

 

18) Apricot Yogurt Bark

 

Ingredients

-1 cup fresh Apricots chopped

-1 cup pineapple

-2 cups greek yogurt

 

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. On a parchment-lined baking tray, pour the mixture and allow it to freeze. Break them into small barks and serve frozen.

 

19) Cold Apricot Dole Whip

 

Ingredients

-1 cup Apricot, sliced and frozen

-1 cup of frozen berries

-1/4 cup coconut milk

-1 tablespoon sugar or honey

-1 tablespoon lemon juice

-1 teaspoon salt

 

Instructions

Blend all ingredients until smooth. Scoop the mixture into a piping bag and freeze for 20 minutes. Swirl the mixture by squeezing the piping bag into a bowl and serve.

 

20) Frozen Apricot Yogurt

 

Ingredients

-1 cup fresh Apricots, chopped

-900 grams plain yogurt

-1/2 cup mascarpone cheese

-1/4 heavy cream

-1/2 cup sugar

-2 tablespoons corn syrup or maple syrup

 

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a blender to make a puree. Pour the puree into an ice cream maker and allow the yogurt to churn according to the manufacturer's instructions. Serve cold.

 

21) Apricot Granita

 

Ingredients

-1 cup fresh Apricots, chopped

-3 cups of water

-1/3 cup brown sugar

 

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth. Pour the mixture onto a metal baking tray and freeze for half an hour until ice crystals form. Scrape the mixture till it forms into small chunks and freeze again. Repeat for two more times until you get a granular but slushy granita consistency.

 

22) Creamy Apricot and Coconut Pop

 

Ingredients

-1/2 cup fresh Apricots, chopped

-1 can coconut milk

-1 cup coconut cream

-sugar to taste

 

Instructions

Blend all ingredients and add sugar to taste. You can also substitute sugar for lemon juice if you want sour pops. Pour into molds and freeze overnight.

 

23) Apricot Nectar

Ingredients

-10 cups fresh Apricots, halved

-1 cup brown sugar

-1/2 cup agave nectar

-5 cups of water

-3 teaspoons lemon juice

 

Instructions

Place the apricots and water in a saucepan and allow the water to simmer for half an hour. Once apricots are soft, pour in a blender and puree. Push the mixture through a sieve and collect the liquid in a bowl. Add the sugar, nectar, and lemon juice into the liquid. Whisk for a few minutes and refrigerate.

 

24) Apricot milkshake

 

Ingredients

-1 cup fresh Apricots, chopped and frozen

-1 cup of ice cubes

-1 cup milk

-2 cups yogurt

-sugar to taste

 

Instructions

Put all ingredients together in a blender, pulse until the mixture is creamy.

 

25) Apricot Ice cream pie

 

Ingredients

-1 store-bought graham cracker pie crust

-2 cups fresh Apricots, finely chopped

-1/2 cup sugar

-2 tablespoons lemon juice

-1 tablespoon cornstarch

-4 scoops of vanilla ice cream

 

Instructions

In a saucepan, combine 1 cup of apricots, sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Cook the apricots until soft on medium heat. Add the remaining apricots and mix. Set aside to cool down. Combine the ice cream and half of the apricot mixture thoroughly, pour on top of the pie crust and freeze overnight. Before serving, top the pie with the other half of the apricot mixture.

 

Conclusion

The apricot is a superfood that should be enjoyed as often as possible. With its nutrient-dense composition, this fruit can be used as an ingredient for delicious meals and desserts. With the heat of summer constantly beating down, yummy apricots can be turned into ice creams, pops, and smoothies that help you stay cool and healthy at the same time.

 

Apricots are rich in vitamins and minerals. They also contain high amounts of antioxidants, so when you consume them in these refreshing recipes, apricots may help nourish your body at a cellular level. So that you can fully enjoy all of the health benefits that apricots can provide, you have to use fresh and organic fruit when making the recipes.

If you don't want to overindulge in sweets but still want all the benefits that apricots can provide, then you should give raw, high quality, apricot seeds a try. Rich in vitamin B17, this product is an excellent supplement for immune system support.