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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