This delicious recipe for a Copycat Orange Julius is sure to become your new favorite drink! Frothy, sweet, and super refreshing!
I grew up with Orange Julius. It was a rare and special treat being that there were five of us kids and they weren’t cheap. I can still remember how incredibly refreshing and sweet this drink was. Crave-worthy for sure.
Imagine my utter delight and surprise when Chris’s dad shared his recipe for Orange Julius with me years ago. His recipe actually came from his mother and was passed down to him.
Sure, I had a few moments of jealousy when I realized that Chris was able to have an Orange Julius any time he wanted when he was growing up. And then of course total shock when I saw how EASY this recipe is.
I mean, I always have these ingredients around. Soooo awesome!
This drink is perfect for a hot summer’s day or a even a mildly warm spring day. Heck. I’m good with this any day of the year. For reals.
I double the recipe because our containers of concentrate come in 12 oz cans and because, well, we can polish off an entire pitcher of this stuff. Yep. Just the four of us. No shame either.
My mother-in-law occasionally substitutes yogurt for the milk and the boys really like it that way as well. It gives it more of a smoothie consistency and the flavor is still pretty much the same.
You really can’t go wrong either way :)
- 6 oz frozen orange juice concentrate
- 1 cup of water
- 1 cup milk
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup ice cubes
- Combine all ingredients in blender.
- Blend until fully combined.
- Serve immediately.
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