Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Homemade Orange Julius

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When we were younger, my mom would take my younger brother and me to a certain mall solely so we could go to their Orange Julius stand. My brother was obsessed with those things and could easily down 2 or 3 if our mom would have let him. He was hyper enough as it was when he was younger, so I thank her for saving me from that disaster.
I never really knew what was in Orange Julius' besides orange of course. And little pieces of ice and added a perfect crunch to the frothy texture. Now that I know milk is a main ingredient it makes perfect sense! This is a great treat to surprise your kids (or friends!) with. Enjoy!

Printable Recipe

  • 1 (12 oz.) can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 cup reduced-fat milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 10 to 12 ice cubes
In a blender, combine the orange juice, milk, water, sugar and vanilla. Cover and blend until smooth. With blender running, add ice cubes, one at a time, through the opening in lid. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Source: Adapted from Taste of Home


  1. do I have to use concentrate?

    1. I'm sure you don't have to, but it adds to the texture of the drink. It really helps make it thick and creamy! If you don't use concentrate, I would definitely suggest adding extra ice to get it to the consistency you want.


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