Copycat Orange Julius

This Copycat Orange Julius recipe takes just a minute to make and is a favorite family treat! Ingredients include frozen orange juice concentrate, milk, sugar, vanilla, water, and ice cubes to make this refreshing and simple drink.

What is an Orange Julius?

Who here has had an Orange Julius before? We’ve been long-time fans and recently decided to try making our own copycat version at home. But, what is an Orange Julius?

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It’s an American chain famous for their orange drink (orange julius) that is made up of ice, orange juice, sweetener, milk and vanilla. It’s kind of like an orange juice smoothie, except it’s more creamy and frothy. We think it tastes like a melted orange creamsicle.

This recipe is so quick and easy that even a kid can put it together. Best of all, it tastes just like the real version, which means we can make this at home whenever we want.

How to make Orange Julius:

The orange julius ingredients include:

  • frozen orange juice
  • milk
  • water
  • sugar
  • vanilla
  • ice cubes.

Luckily, we had pretty much all of these ingredients at our house already! To make this yummy recipe, just throw everything in the blender and blend until nice and smooth. It’s that easy!

How to make orange julius without concentrate?

If you don’t have orange juice concentrate, you can freeze an equal amount of fresh orange juice in an ice cube tray (or a glass pan, and then break it into pieces) and put that in the blender with the other ingredients. Using fresh OJ and adding more ice will just change the texture and flavor, which isn’t what you want!

Can you freeze orange julius?

If you have leftovers (which you probably wont ;)) you could store it in the fridge for a day or so in an airtight container, but it’s much better to have it fresh!

I cannot wait to make this orange julius recipe again. It really is so simple and tastes so delicious! I have a feeling we will be making this all summer long.

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Orange Julius Recipe

4.89 from 9 votes
Copycat Orange Julius recipe - takes just a minute to make and is a favorite family treat! Ingredients include frozen orange juice concentrate, milk, sugar, vanilla, water, and ice cubes to make this refreshing drink!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 312 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 6 oz frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1-2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in the blender.

  2. Blend until smooth and serve immediately. ENJOY!

 

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. I love this recipe! It is absolutely delicious and we make it on a regular basis. It’s one of those ones that is a hit in the summer and the winter! I finally pinned it because for some reason I keep searching for it every time haha. Thank you for sharing it :).

  2. This is delicious! The first time I made it exactly as directed. Today I used hone-vanilla kefir instead of milk and added fresh grated ginger. Both are wonderful.

  3. Just round your website, because i was looking for a recipe to make an orange julius. Been wanting one real bad. Havent had one for years, literally years. I will be 72 in 4 months. I’m going to make this tomorrow and i will send you a picture of it.

  4. I have been looking for an orange Julius recipe to try & I found yours. I am so glad I tried it! It was the best! It’s super easy to make & I love that it doesn’t require a lot of ingredients. Thank you!

  5. HI just found your site, I was ACTUALLY considering IF THIS RECIPE CAN BE SIMPLIFIED WITH VANILLA ICE CREAM INSTEAD OF MILK, SUGAR, vanilla and ice. its makes more sense to do this way. Just suggesting. thanks for all the recipes!

    1. I made the orange Julius with just vanilla bean ice cream and orange juice and it was good very good the me.. I got Blue Bell’s Vanilla bean..They make the best Vanilla bean ice cream and Tang makes the best orange juice to me but it was yummy ?…