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Orange Julius Copycat

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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
servings: 2

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

1 Comment

  1. whenever I pass an Orange Julius in the mall, it is hard to pass up! I’ve never made them at home though. This looks wonderful! Thank you for sharing a homemade version of one of my favorites!

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