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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Alyssa Rivers

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

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

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  7. 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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  9. 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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    1. I tried it with almond milk and it wasn’t as creamy and was a bit thinner, but nonetheless, still great!

  11. 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!! 🙂

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  14. 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.

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