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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I love orange julius’! Anything orange and vanilla. You just inspired me to go blend one up. I just have orange juice though. I’m going to try it anyway.
Enjoy your Orange Julius! I hadn’t had one in awhile until I made this, and it reminded me how much I like them! 🙂
I’ll have to try this in the summer – thanks for the recipe. It looks good!
You’re welcome, Heidi, and hope you like it! 🙂
Orange Julius was a favorite treat when I was in school. So happy to have this recipe, XOXO
I used to drink it quite a bit when I was growing up, too!
I LOVE Orange Julius growing up! Thanks for posting this Nancy, brought back fond memories. 🙂
Hope you enjoy making it this summer! 🙂
Looks so refreshing! Could have used one of those this weekend!
It is a very refreshing drink! You’ll have to keep it in mind for this summer!
I love this retro drink. Do you remember Ogla’s kitchen? When I was a little girl, it was my favorite drink to order. It is very refreshing.
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!
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,
You’re welcome, Deborah! Making a banana version of this sounds really good!