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I remember a few years ago my husband and I were talking and we saw an ad for Orange Julius and my husband mentioned he had NEVER had one before. Since I liked them I had him try one and he loved it. So much so he asked me to find a recipe to make at home. After a bit of tweaking, we fell in love with this Copycat Orange Julius recipe and it's a staple in our house especially in the summer months!
Copycat Orange Julius
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There are quite a few things to know when making this recipe. Here are a few top questions answered for you.
Is there any way for me to make this any healthier?
I’m looking for a healthy alternative to Orange Julius. Instead of using sugar, you can use two packets of stevia or monkfruit in the blender instead. It will bring the same amount of sweetness and save you from some of the calories!
I like my Orange Julius to be on the thicker side, how can I make this thicker?
If you use one cup of ice and half a cup of water, you will get a thicker consistency in your drink.
I don’t have time to go to the store for frozen orange juice concentrate, can’t I just use orange juice and a lot of ice?
Unfortunately, you won’t get the same Orange Julius effect. The frozen concentrate helps bring out that classic flavor you know from Orange Julius.
I made too much, is there any way to save it so I don’t have to throw it away?
You can store this drink in a Rubbermaid container in the freezer. When you are ready to drink it, just pull it out of the freezer and threw it in the blender.
Alright, let's get to making this!
6 oz Orange Juice Concentrate (frozen)
1 cup milk
1 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
2 tablespoon Sugar
1 cup Water
1/2 cup crushed Ice
How to make your CopyCat Orange Julius
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This is super easy! Just put everything in the blender ( I suggest the Smoothie Smart Blender)
Blend until smooth.
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Copycat Orange Julius Recipe
We fell in love with this Copycat Orange Julius recipe and it's a staple in our house especially in the summer months!
- 6 oz Orange Juice Concentrate (frozen)
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup Water
- 1 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
- 2 tablespoon Sugar
- 1/2 cup crushed Ice
- Put all ingredients into a blender
- Blend until smooth
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Lynn McMillen says
Danielle — many (MANY) years ago at the Texas state fair, the original Orange Julius (and it must have been *very* early, as many people at OJ don’t even know about this,) was the juice of a fresh-squeezed orange and a big scoop of vanilla ice-cream. In fact, we had an older man from Texas when we lived there who used to bring oranges in from California by the truckload. I used to have fresh squeezed o.j. and vanilla ice-cream smoothies, as they’d be called now, for breakfast a couple days a week.