A copycat orange julius made in the blender using orange concentrate, milk, vanilla extract, and a little bit of sugar!
I don’t know how exactly it started, but growing up, our Christmas morning tradition always began with homemade cinnamon rolls and an Orange Julius.
We never really had Julius’s outside of Christmas (I’m not sure why as it seems more of a summer treat anyways), but it simply wasn’t Christmas morning without it!
While stores charge a good amount of money for an orange julius, they couldn’t be easier to make in the comfort of your own home. Plus a lot more economical!
How to make an Orange Julius
- Combine ingredients: add your orange juice concentrate, whole milk, water, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and ice cubes.
- Blend: to get the perfect consistency you want to blend your Julius until the ice is all combined and there is a frothy consistency. Chunks of ice make this smoothie much less enjoyable!
- Serve: immediately after blending, pour this julius into glasses and enjoy! It’s sure to be a hit! 🙂
If you haven’t ever had this famous treat from a Dairy Queen, you might be wondering it actually tastes like!
A Julius drink has a thin, more icy, and frothy consistency than a smoothie. A smoothie is typically thicker and has an array of fruits and/or veggies in it. You’ll find smoothie recipes are generally quite a bit healthier than this recipe.
Is an Orange Julius healthy?
More citrus treats:
- Lemon Bars (rave reviews!)
- Pina Colada Fruit Salad
- Blackberry orange muffins
- Lemon Pie (creamy and delicious)
A copycat Orange Julius made in the blender using orange concentrate, milk, vanilla extract, and a little bit of sugar!
- 1/2 of 1 full (12 ounce container) orange juice from concentrate, not thawed
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract (increase/reduce to personal preference)
- 1 cup ice cubes
Combine everything in a blender and blend until completely smooth and no ice chunks remain.
Pour into glasses and enjoy immediately.