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Classic Orange Julius is an easy and kid-friendly smoothie recipe perfect for a hot, summer day. A drink made in the blender just screams FUN!  This copycat recipe for Orange Julius is a blast from the past. 
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Classic Orange Julius Recipe - A Copycat Recipe for Orange Julius

Classic Orange Julius is an easy and kid-friendly smoothie recipe perfect for a hot, summer day. A drink made in the blender just screams FUN!  This copycat recipe for Orange Julius is a blast from the past. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: classic orange julius, copycat orange julius recipe, orange julius, orange julius smoothie
Servings: 4
Calories: 91kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • 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 frozen orange juice concentrate, water, milk, sugar, vanilla extract and ice cubes.
    Classic Orange Julius is an easy and kid-friendly smoothie recipe perfect for a hot, summer day. A drink made in the blender just screams FUN!  This copycat recipe for Orange Julius is a blast from the past. 
  • Blend for approximately 30 seconds or until smooth. Pour into a glass.
    Classic Orange Julius is an easy and kid-friendly smoothie recipe perfect for a hot, summer day. A drink made in the blender just screams FUN!  This copycat recipe for Orange Julius is a blast from the past. 
  • Serve with a straw on a hot summer day!
    Classic Orange Julius is an easy and kid-friendly smoothie recipe perfect for a hot, summer day. A drink made in the blender just screams FUN!  This copycat recipe for Orange Julius is a blast from the past. 

Notes

  • Want a different flavor? Add some pineapple juice or fresh strawberries.
  • Whole milk gives the thickest texture, but other types work too. 
  • Add a  scoop of vanilla ice cream for extra creaminess.
  • This copycat Orange Julius uses a half of the typical size frozen OJ concentrate.  Take a sharp knife, and cut through the cardboard.  Place the other half in a zip-lock baggie, and place back in the freezer. 
  • 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.  Use as much or as little as you prefer. 
  • We love using a Ninja Professional Blender to make this summer drink.
  • Looking for another cold drink? Try our Hard Blackberry Lemonade

Nutrition

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