February 17, 2012

Orange Julius

I originally wanted to post a kind of cakeball/cake truffle today.  I made them.  I took pictures.  I ate them. But then, I didn't get around to finishing the post.  Next week fo sho!  (I don't know why I can't stop think-talking like my husband...you know, "think-talking" is the way your voice sounds in your own head.  It's been a long week, guys.)
My mom has had this recipe since I was in preschool.  She got it from another mom.  We used to make it all the time at home.

Personally, if I were you, I'd add some strawberries (fresh or frozen), because my very favorite drink to get at the mall's Orange Julius stand is a Strawberry Julius.  Strawberry Julius really just means "strawberry smoothie", and whether it's an Orange Julius or a Strawberry Julius from the mall.....it just means sugar and "juice" all blended up with a little bit of ice.  Have you seen the colored powdered they add to the high-speed fancy blenders that I secretly wish I owned?  Looks more than a little artificial to me.

This is why it's better to eat at home, friends.  You have no idea what's in that colored powder.  I think Orange Julius' are over-priced anyway..

For this recipe, you use orange juice concentrate.  And, please, adjust the sugar to YOUR taste.  I use less than originally called for..because I'm me and that's what I do.  But you can use up to the 1/2 cup originally in the recipe.  I'd start at 1/4 cup and work your way up from there.

Once again, because I'm me, I usually just toss some of this and some of that into the blender.  However, this is a delicious recipe and, if I were making it for others, I would follow it exactly.

 Orange Julius
6 oz. (half of can) frozen orange juice concentrate
1 cup milk
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 t. vanilla
10 ice cubes
Whipped cream, optional

In a blender, mix everything but the ice cubes until it's creamy.  Add the ice cubes and blend until smooth.  This amount would probably serve 3-4 people.


  1. YUM! I LOVE orange julius! This may just have to happen!

  2. I've never seen this before, but it looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!
    No wonder, I've never heard it referred to as julius! Love it!

  3. Strawberry Julius is the best ever! Thanks for the recipe. :)


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