Beverages

Orange Julius Copycat Recipe

This Orange Julius recipe is creamy and sweet with the perfect mixture of vanilla and orange flavours.

I made an Orange Julius recipe I found on The Idea Room for John. He always has to get one when we go to the mall in Halifax. He said it was pretty darn close to the original too!

Orange Julius Copycat Recipe - The classic orange and vanilla flavour of this sweet and creamy drink is refreshing and satisfying, and much less expensive than a trip to the mall!

Orange Julius Recipe

I don’t have a blender so I had to make it in batches in my Magic Bullet. I also left out the ice because I didn’t have any on hand. Next time I make it though I will make sure to have some ready.

The original Orange Julius recipe first was created in the late 1920’s. The ingredients included ice, orange juice, a sweetener, milk, powdered egg whites and vanilla.

This copycat recipe includes a few of those same ingredients, but leaves out the powdered egg whites. I’ve never seen powdered egg whites sold in stores, have you? Powdered egg whites are actually the “secret ingredient” in the original recipe.

Now you can buy Orange Julius at your local Dairy Queen! I guess they are expanding their empire.

Orange Julius Copycat Recipe - The classic orange and vanilla flavour of this sweet and creamy drink is refreshing and satisfying, and much less expensive than a trip to the mall!

How to Make Orange Julius

The ingredients may make you wonder a bit. Like milk and orange juice together? I know, but trust me, it works.

You’ll need half of a can of frozen orange juice, milk, water, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and ice.

Blend everything up in your blender and voila! You’ll end up with a creamy, smooth and perfectly sweet drink to enjoy.

This recipe makes one serving so you’ll have to double or triple the recipe if you are serving more people.

Orange Julius Copycat Recipe - The classic orange and vanilla flavour of this sweet and creamy drink is refreshing and satisfying, and much less expensive than a trip to the mall!

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Who remembers hanging out at the mall when you were a teen and sipping on an Orange Julius? I spent my weekends at the local mall and I think I had one of these creamy cold drinks on every visit.

Those were the days when I didn’t have to worry about my waistline! Now, it’s a sweet indulgence every once in a while. I can save money by making them at home with this simple recipe.

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Orange Julius Copycat Recipe

Orange Julius Recipe

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

The classic orange and vanilla flavour of this sweet and creamy drink is refreshing and satisfying, and much less expensive than a trip to the mall!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, unsweetened
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 8 ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Add the ingredients into a blender and blend for a few minutes. Then add in your ice cubes one at a time and blend again.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1.5 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 302Total Fat: 2.8gSaturated Fat: 1.7gTrans Fat: 0.1gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12.3mgSodium: 121.3mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 1gSugar: 54.1gProtein: 10.5g

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Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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