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This Classic Orange Julius is an easy and kid-friendly smoothie recipe perfect for a hot, summer day.
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Classic Orange Julius

This Classic Orange Julius is a cold, sweet drink for a hot summer day.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: classic orange julius, orange julius, orange julius smoothie
Servings: 4
Calories: 91kcal
Author: Barbara


  • 1 6 oz. can frozen orange juice*
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼- ½ cup sugar
  • ½ - 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 10-12 ice cubes


  • This is a recipe that can be customized to your taste, especially the amount of sugar you use.
  • In a blender or food processor, add all ingredients and blend for approximately 30 seconds.


  • Frozen cans of orange juice are 12 ounces. Take a sharp knife, and cut through the middle of the frozen juice. Throw the other half back in the freezer to use at a later time.
  • Want a different flavor? Add some pineapple juice or fresh strawberries.
  • Add a  scoop of vanilla ice cream for extra creaminess.
  • The original classic orange julius recipe calls for a half cup of sugar but we use a quarter cup and adjust to our preferred level of sweetness.
  • We love using a Ninja Professional Blender to make this summer drink.
  • Looking for another cold drink? Try our Hard Blackberry Lemonade


Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 81mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 99IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 69mg