orange julius {recipe}

12:00 AM

Orange Julius is like a refreshing, oh so good, memory in a glass for me. I have such happy childhood memories of childhood Summers at grandma's house. One of those happy memories is going to the mall for Orange Julius.

citrus bliss

It's citrus season here in S. Africa which means oranges are everywhere and can be found cheap on the side of the road. (Although I have found that if I ask, "How much are the oranges?" the answer is R20, and if I ask, "Are they R12 (the normal non-white skin rate)?" the answer is yes. Smile.) It's this time of year that a jug of freshly squeezed orange juice can almost always be found in our fridge. It's the perfect treat for weekend brunches.

The other day brought me back to childhood memories of Orange Julius and I thought, "Surely I can find a recipe." My husband declared he wasn't an orange juice and milk kind of guy. However, one sip and he loved it.

orange julius

Citrus bliss.

My kids are now hooked on it, too, which means not only do I have freshly squeezed orange juice in the fridge but also all ingredients on hand to make Orange Julius. And the recipe...

Orange Julius

2 servings

1 cup frozen orange juice (I use freshly squeezed), slightly thawed
1 cup orange juice, not frozen
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tablespoons sugar

Combine in blender.

I like my Orange Julius slightly slushy, hence the frozen juice.

Recipe adapted from here.

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8 comments

  1. Love this drink too! I bet it's really cool and refreshing to have with your meals while in S. Africa.

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  2. I am going to write this down, and try it!!!I am sure my kids are going to enjoy this...

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  3. Never had it but I've just Pinned it. I am sure my citrus-loving family would adore it... citrus is abundant here, too!

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  4. Yummy - love refreshments like this!

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  5. Oh my...we LOVE orange julius around here....I'll have to give your recipe a try. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I've never tried one of these before but it sounds SOO good

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  7. Evan will be so excited that you shared this recipe, Jen! LOL! I love the 4th of July balls. Going to pass that on to my daughter! blessings ~ tanna

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