Apr 012013


Spring has finally arrived!

I am aware that it will still be a long time before summer… too long.  But, the trees have buds, the kids are on break, and the sun is out!  Add it all together, and that means it’s Orange Julius time at my house.  Come on over; they’ll be made regularly.

As if knowing it has the nicname “Sunshine in a Glass” isn’t enough, even the orange in the background is salivating.  Don’t see it?  I’ll get closer…


I did not doctor that. It really is drooling.

(Dairy Free note: I have never made these with anything other than regular milk, but I’ll bet that almond milk would be yummy in this.  Anyone willing to try it?  Let me know how it goes if you do.)

Orange Julius

Orange Julius


  • 1 c frozen orange juice concentrate (8 ounces)
  • 1 c water
  • 1 c milk
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 10 ice cubes


  1. Place juice concentrate, water, milk, sugar, and vanilla in blender and pulse until combined. (If you've got a Blendtec or VitaMix, you can proceed to the next step before blenderizing.)
  2. Add ice cubes and blend well. Serve immediately.

Drink up!


  5 Responses to “Orange Julius (Sunshine in a Glass)”

  1. Yumm!! I bit too sweet for me….had to add more milk and more ice, next time will use 6 oz. concentrated orange juice and only 1/4 cup sugar. I did use almond milk, good but I added skim when I watered it down. Will DEF make again!

    • I’m glad to know it works well with almond milk. Thank you! It is a sweeter treat for sure, but I’m glad you still found it tasty with less orange juice concentrate and/or less sugar.

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  3. HELP……My drink looked CURDLED after I finished blending (the juice was sitting for a few minutes before serving). WHY????

    • Oh, no! I have never have my Orange Julius actually curdle after blending, but when I let it sit it does separate. I just give it a stir or a quick zip in the blender; the taste is not affected. Dare I ask: did it taste curdled?

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