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?
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
- 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
- 6 oz frozen orange juice concentrate
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1-2 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup ice cubes
Combine all ingredients in the blender.
Blend until smooth and serve immediately. ENJOY!