Friday, August 5, 2011

Orange Julius

I can't tell you the last time I had a "real" Orange Julius!!!  Okay, maybe I could tell you, but I don't want to make myself feel any older than I am by telling you that it was probably 20 years ago which would have made me 13 years old.  It was a looonnnggg time ago and my Mom introduced me to them {I believe it was in Denver}.  I have probably only had 2 count em' 2 "real" Orange Julius' in my life.

Since I live in the sticks and Denver is a 5 hour trip for us I do not get to have an Orange Julius whenever I want one.  When I was pregnant with my son I had this ginormous craving for citrus and specifically and Orange Julius.  So what is a pregnant girl to do.......find the closest recipe you can to the original!!!

6 oz. frozen orange juice concentrate
1 cup lowfat milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup white sugar {can use less if you don't like it so sweet}
1/2 tsp vanilla
12 ice cubes

Place orange juice, milk, sugar, and vanilla in a blender and blend for 1 minute.  Add ice cubes one at a time and blend until completely crushed.  Serve immediately.  Servings 4.

So there you have it.  A super simple recipe that is pretty darn close to the original Orange Julius.



  1. We still enjoy them from time to time from a recipe similar to yours. I haven't had one from the 'store' in years either! I worked in the mall so I'd get one every day at lunch time! Loved them!
    Can't wait to try your recipe!! I'm thinkin' right now might be a good time!!

  2. Come to Kearney! We have a real orange julias!!!! Thanks for the recipe, sometimes the homemade ones are even better!

  3. I had no idea Kearney had one!!! Where at????

  4. I have a similar recipe, too. I never add the extra sugar, but sometimes I add a frozen banana. So delish! I won't ever pay "retail" price for one again ~ they're outrageous!


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