Orange Julius


It is hot outside today…the type of day you think about having an Orange Julius. I had found a recipe at Mel’s Kitchen Cafe that I wanted to try, and I thought it was really good! I added a little more sugar to mine, but if you don’t want a sweeter Julius, then stick with the lower amount of sugar in the recipe (see below). I especially love the frothy, creamy foaminess of this drink…I’m sure it partly has to do with the powdered sugar in it. It’s a real treat, and great to have any time of day…for breakfast, brunch, or as an afternoon refreshment. Super easy to make, too!

ORANGE JULIUS slightly adapted from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

Makes 3-4 servings

  • 6 ounces frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1 cup milk (can use lowfat or whole milk)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 10 to 12 ice cubes

Combine all ingredients, except the ice cubes, in a blender and process until smooth and frothy. Add ice cubes and blend until smooth (I used the “ice crush” setting on my blender and that worked out great).

Then sit in a shady spot and enjoy your Julius!

Have you had very hot weather where you live? What types of things do you like to make on hot days?

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14 thoughts on “Orange Julius

    1. nancyc Post author

      Enjoy your Orange Julius! I hadn’t had one in awhile until I made this, and it reminded me how much I like them! 🙂


    1. nancyc Post author

      I do remember Olga’s Kitchen-I loved their food!-but I don’t remember having an Orange Julius there. There was anothersplace in a mall food court I would go to for Orange Julius’–but I’m sure Olga’s must have had a great one!


  1. Deborah Carlson

    Nancy I have to try this! I love orange Julius’s!
    Thank you for this recipe! Yummy!
    I especially love the banana-rilla from DQ. I suppose I could add a banana and some vanilla to one of these too!
    Have a great week!

    All my heart,
    Deborah xo



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