September 11, 2023Review Recipe
Table of Contents
- Homemade Orange Julius Ingredients
- Orange Julius Recipe Substitutions And Additions
- How To Make This Orange Julius Recipe
- How To Serve This Orange Julius Copycat Recipe
- Storing This Recipe For Orange Julius
- You Will Love This Recipe For Orange Julius Smoothie
- What Is An Orange Julius?
- Frequently Asked Questions
- More Recipes You’ll Love
- JUMP TO RECIPE
This copycat Orange Julius recipe brings back so many fond memories of childhood. The famous frothy drink is a blend of tangy orange juice and sweet vanilla flavors that give it that signature Orange Julius creamsicle taste.
Homemade Orange Julius Ingredients
With its perfect balance of creamy goodness and zesty citrus flavor, it’s no wonder why this drink has become a fan favorite across the world.
From the first sip, your taste buds will be transported to a paradise of tropical bliss, leaving you refreshed and satisfied.
- 1 (12-ounce) can of frozen orange juice concentrate
- 1 cup of granulated sugar
- ½ cup of whole milk
- 1 cup of vanilla ice cream
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 3 cups of ice cubes
Orange Julius Recipe Substitutions And Additions
ICE CREAM: The vanilla ice cream and milk mixture adds a nice rich creaminess to the blend but you can omit the ice cream and replace it with an extra ½ cup of milk for a lighter drink.
ICE: Adding more ice will dilute this delicious drink and make it icier.
MILK: This homemade Orange Julius recipe uses whole milk but 2% or skim milk will make it just as tasty.
ORANGE JUICE: You can still make an Orange Julius if you don’t have concentrated orange juice by freezing 12 ounces of fresh orange juice in an ice cube tray and using that instead. Just adding plain orange juice won’t give you the icy texture you want for this drink.
How To Make This Orange Julius Recipe
This creamy drink comes together in minutes in your blender. Follow our directions below, and you’ll be sipping away in no time.
STEP ONE: Place the frozen concentrate, white sugar, milk, ice cream, vanilla extract, and ice cubes into a blender.
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Use a high-quality blender to ensure a smooth, creamy texture for this yummy recipe.
STEP TWO: Blend together until smooth.
If your drink is too thick, adding a little extra milk will help thin it out to a drinkable consistency.
STEP THREE: Pour into glasses and serve immediately.
How To Serve This Orange Julius Copycat Recipe
Add a twist of orange to the edge of your glass and a striped paper straw, and serve this refreshing drink immediately.
Serve our orange juice smoothie drink as a fun afternoon snack on a hot summer day with a bowl of chips and chip dip or ranch crack dip. The sweetness of the frothy orange drink will balance the saltiness of the chips so nicely.
For a sweeter treat on the side, try our fruit salsa with cinnamon chips.
Storing This Recipe For Orange Julius
Whether you’re making it ahead of time or have leftovers, here are some handy tips to ensure your Orange Julius stays fresh and tasty.
MAKE AHEAD: If you’re planning to prepare your Orange Julius ahead of time, it’s best to enjoy it immediately after blending. While it can be stored in the fridge for a short period, the drink tastes best when served fresh. So, to experience the full flavor and frothy goodness, it’s recommended to make your Orange Julius just before serving.
IN THE FRIDGE: Store this DIY Orange Julius in an airtight container for up to a day.
IN THE FREEZER: Freeze any leftovers of this creamy drink and scoop into ice cream cones.
You Will Love This Recipe For Orange Julius Smoothie
This refreshing treat is even better than the real thing. Close your eyes, take a sip, and the orange flavor will transport you back to lazy summer days past with this creamy, dreamy homemade Orange Julius drink.
What Is An Orange Julius?
An Orange Julius is a creamy drink with a consistency that is almost smoothie-like, made with a blend of frozen orange juice concentrate, milk, vanilla, sugar, and vanilla ice cream.
Frequently Asked Questions
Any type of milk, including oat milk, almond milk, or coconut milk, would be a great option to make this popular drink.
This simple recipe can be made and kept in the fridge for up to a day. Give it a quick spin in the blender before serving.
You can freeze the leftovers and enjoy it as a scoop of ice cream instead of a drink.
Orange Julius is made from orange juice, milk, vanilla, sugar, and vanilla ice cream.
An Orange Julius tastes just like an orange creamsicle.
An Orange Julius tends to be sweeter than a smoothie.
An Orange Julius is not overly healthy. It does have vitamin C from the orange juice, but other than that, it has quite a bit of sugar.
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Recipe for Orange Julius
- 12 ounces frozen orange juice concentrate
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup whole milk
- 1 cup vanilla ice cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cup ice cubes
- Add the orange juice concentrate, sugar, milk, ice cream, vanilla, and ice cubes to a blender.
- Blend together until smooth.
- Pour into glasses and serve immediately.
- Use a high-quality blender to really blend everything into a smooth, creamy texture.
- If your smoothie is too thick, adding a little extra milk will help thin it out to a drinkable consistency.