Apricot Mint Almond Milk

If summer had a taste, it would be a perfectly ripe apricot; sticky sweet with a hint of the good kind of sour.

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It’s apricot season!!! The first time I tried an apricot was when I was in my mid-20’s. Crazy, right?! My parents never had them when I was growing up and I never thought to try them myself. Shortly after I went vegan, I went to a nutmylk making workshop where we learned basic skills to make my own, and then were encouraged to make some creative flavours. I came up with apricot, honey & mint. I don’t tend to have honey anymore, but wanted to share a similar flavour with you as I remember it tasting like a glass of heaven.

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To make this milk, you’ll need to make basic almond milk (you can use store bought if you’re in a pinch).

1 batch of homemade almond milk
1 cup of almonds, soaked at least 8 hours
2.5 cups of water

Drain & rinse the soaked cashews and place them in your blender with the water. Blend for a few minutes until you no longer see any remnants of almonds in the water. Strain the liquid through a nutmylk bag or cheesecloth.

Apricot Mint Almond Milk
1 cup of homemade almond milk
4 small apricots
1 generous handful of fresh mint
1 tsp of Bee Free Honee (or sweetener of your choice)

Throw it all in the blender and blend it up!

Enjoy this glass of summer sunshine =)

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What’s your favourite summer drink?

I’m sharing this with my favourite blog hop parties: Meatless Mondays, Meatless MondaysHealthy Vegan Fridays & Plant Based Potluck Party

19 thoughts on “Apricot Mint Almond Milk

  1. This looks so tasty Kimmy (and the pictures are gorgeous)! I love homemade milk but have been lazy lately and have been buying the store-bought kind. I have never made anything with apricots before so this will be exciting for me to try!

    My favorite summer drink is a watermelon cooler I sometimes make with fresh watermelon. I wonder if I put that recipe on my site – if not, I should!

    1. Aw thanks Mary Ellen! It’s funny because when I worked full time (or went to school full time and worked part time), I totally made my own milk all of the time. Now that I don’t work or go to school, I don’t haha ;p ah well. It’s nice to every once in awhile at least.
      Oooh you should have that on your blog! Sounds super refreshing and awesome.

  2. my grandparents had an apricot tree which was always full of fruit in summer and I remember eating fresh juicy apricots – still seek out good fresh ones in summer rather than hard disappointing ones – this smoothie looks delicious – will have to try it because we always have mint in the garden

    1. They had an apricot tree??? That would have been amazing growing up! I find the apricots at the store are disappointing, but if I take my time to go to the Farmer’s Market, I find the perfect ones.
      Ah and you have mint in your garden – that’s just awesome =)

  3. Apricots are my favourite stone fruit, I love when summer comes around and I can eat them!
    I have never seen an apricot milk before, but it sounds so yummy. Will store this away for the warmer months.

    1. They are the superior stone fruit, aren’t they? I used to think peaches were the best, but I was wrong. I’ll try to remind you of this recipe in a few months ;p I hope you are managing to stay warm!

  4. Smoothies are always so much fun to make and drink! Such a yummy combo! Thank you for sharing your absolutely delectable Apricot Mint Almond Milk recipe with us at the Plant-Based Potluck Party. I’m pinning and sharing.

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