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.

Orange Julius

What is an Orange Julius?

Hello, it’s me Lily – again! Did you miss me? I sure missed you! How’s your week going? Mine was really great! This week my mom’s assistant, Jezzy, came to town. We’ve gone to lots of fun places with her. Today we went to Sweet Paris in Rice Village. Speaking of sweet, I can’t wait to share today’s Orange Julius recipe with you!

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I didn’t know what an Orange Julius was until I tried it just recently. My mom and dad had gotten this drink many times before, usually from the Dairy Queen at the mall! It’s kind of like an orange juice smoothie, except it’s more creamy and frothy. It tastes like an orange creamsicle! What’s cool is that I could make this recipe by myself. My mom just helped gather all the ingredients and then I put it in the blender. It tastes so good and all my brothers and sisters loved it!

Orange Julius recipe

How to make Orange Julius:

The orange julius ingredients include frozen orange juice, milk, water, sugar, vanilla, and ice cubes. Luckily, we had pretty much all of these ingredients at our house already! All I had to do was throw them into the blender and blend it up until it was nice and smooth. That’s it! Easy peasy.

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, as well as the Mixed Berry Julius, a lot on hot summer days in Arizona!! 😉

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Copycat Orange Julius Recipe

4.88 from 8 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
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!

Recipe adapted from Food.com.

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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!