Orange Julius Copycat

It is starting to warm up around here and we are loving it!  It is so nice to come out of winter hibernation and enjoy some sunshine.  We had a lot of fun this afternoon just running in the sprinklers with our friends and splashing in the kiddie pool.  I made everyone  some of this amazing homemade orange julius and it is about as close to the real thing as you will get!  So refreshing on a hot day and amazingly easy!  Orange julius are one of my favorite things and I love that I can make it at home.  We will be having this a lot this summer!


Rating: 5 stars  Difficulty of Recipe: 1 star

Orange Julius Copycat

  • 6 ounces frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 7-9 ice cubes
1. Put ingredients into a blender and blend for about 2 minutes until desired consistency.  You may not need the entire 1/2 cup of sugar depending on how sweet your orange juice is. 
Recipe Adapted from Pretty Providence

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  1. Boy you gave me a craving as soon as I saw this so I had to make it immediately! I only had 2 ounces of frozen orange juice concentrate so I 1/3 the recipe. The sweetness was so strong that I had to add a lot more milk and water so it ended up being a huge serving despite cutting the recipe down, and really hit the spot! Thanks! Was I supposed to make 6 oz orange juice from the concentrate b/c I just used it straight.

  2. Need to make these my boyfriend loves orange julius!

  3. Yum yum yum!!!! We love orange julius! Thanks for sharing this…I think we’ll be trying it this weekend. :)
    Kelly

  4. YUMMY. can’t wait to enjoy this one.

  5. Mmm, yes! I have an Orange Pushup Smoothie recipe that I call it on my site (pretty close to the ingredients you used) and I just love that thing. Yours looks creamy & wonderful!

  6. I LOVE these! SO much.

  7. This is really good. I’ve even made it with Splenda and it’s terrific. FYI, the original Orange Julius recipe had a raw egg blended in it. It’s what made the drink so creamy. People have shied away because they’re afraid of consuming raw eggs, but since almost every egg is now pasteurized, there’s nothing wrong with adding one. In fact, it gives adds nutrients like DHA, folate, and the essential vitamins like A, D, E, K-2, B-6, & B-12. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Oh maaaah gosh I need this in my life!!

  9. We used to make this all the time when we were little. And that was when we had an Orange Julius nearby. Now I cannot find one anywhere. Craving that creamy orangeness now.

  10. Love this for summer! Thanks for sharing!

    Kilee

  11. You’re so cool! I don’t suppose I have read through something like that before.
    So nice to find another person with some original thoughts on this topic.
    Seriously.. many thanks for starting this up.
    This site is something that’s needed on the web, someone with a little originality!

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  13. GlitzyGirlTX says:

    I made this over the weekend – YUMMY!!!!! So perfect for the warm Texas weather – and when I say “warm” I mean dripping sweat hot. LOL

    Love it! So yummy! Thanks for posting!!

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  15. yum

  16. I put in an edys outshine frozen strawberry bar too. Could use any flavor. Delish!! It’s a great idea if u want different glaciers of orange Julius or any smoothie.

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  18. Patty Adams says:

    Would it work with almond milk?

    • Kamakaokalani says:

      I tried it with almond milk and it wasn’t as creamy and was a bit thinner, but nonetheless, still great!

  19. Hi! I just posted an Orange Almond Julius recipe on my blog, and linked you! Thanks for the inspiration! And if I may jump in here and respond to the above comment, yes you can!! I just did yesterday!! :)

  20. Hi Im just wondering how to make this light? How much Splenda to use?

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  22. Oh yum, yum,. I have only ever seen recipes made with Dream Whip. I can’t wait to try this one.

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  25. My kids loved this! I used Splenda and soy milk. Thanks for a terrific recipe.

  26. Ah, just did this and it was amazing! There don’t seem to be any Orange Julius places where I live now so I’m super happy to be able to make up this old favorite of mine, especially with how easy this is. I was surprised to agree that less sugar was just fine. It tasted very nice without any at all, but I ended up adding a heaping tablespoon anyway for funsies.

    Thank you for a lovely recipe.

Trackbacks

  1. […] Ah, the ’80′s. Those were the good ole’ days. . . oversized T-shirts, fluffy hair/AquaNet, and Orange Juliuses at the mall (juliuses? how do you write the plural form of ‘julius’?) A couple years ago, when I lived in Dayton, an Orange Julius restaurant opened nearby. I was so excited to have a throwback moment in the form of a creamy, frothy, orangey julius.  But it was disappointing. It just didn’t have the rich flavor that I remember it having 30 years ago. Ever since then, I’ve been wanting to try to come up with my own version, closer to how I remember it tasting. I finally tried it a couple weeks ago, and it is yummy!!! My recipe inspiration came from here,  here and here, […]

  2. […] Ah, the ’80′s. Those were the good ole’ days. . . oversized T-shirts, fluffy hair/AquaNet, and Orange Juliuses at the mall (juliuses? how do you write the plural form of ‘julius’?) A couple years ago, when I lived in Dayton, an Orange Julius restaurant opened nearby. I was so excited to have a throwback moment in the form of a creamy, frothy, orangey julius.  But it was disappointing. It just didn’t have the rich flavor that I remember it having 30 years ago. Ever since then, I’ve been wanting to try to come up with my own version, closer to how I remember it tasting. I finally tried it a couple weeks ago, and it is yummy!!! My recipe inspiration came from here,  here and here, […]

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