Recipe: Back when I was little, Orange Julius was a favorite treat. Though I don’t really care for it nowadays… which is strange. Maybe it is the foam. But this version doesn’t have foam! I love it. It is fresh and the kids loved it, too.
Orange Julius Copycat
8 and 1/2 oz. fresh squeezed orange juice, divided
1/2 orange, zested (2 tsp.)
1/2 cup milk
1 T. powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1. Freeze the first 6.5 ounces in a ice cube tray.
2. Now take everything – including the frozen OJ and leftover non-frozen OJ – and put it in a blender and blend until smooth. Voila!
I believe I tried this recipe years ago before when I saw it on Good Eats. I used regular OJ out of a container instead of fresh squeezed. It didn’t taste exactly like an Orange Julius. This version where I squeezed the juice and froze a whole bunch for later use worked great. Oranges have been on sale at Aldi recently, so there was plenty to go around and try this out.
Recipe from Good Eats 3