Ever visit Orange Julius at the mall? If you like that, you may like this too. We’ve made it at home for years and our kids have always loved it. So, with their stamp of approval and the tested-through-time recipe at hand – thought we’d share. It’s just good. And always refreshing on summer days. The measurements are approximate, I don’t really measure anymore – but it’s a start. Tweak it as you’d like for your own taste!
Orange Julius – the make at home recipe:
1 12 ounce can of frozen orange juice
1 cup milk (maybe a little less)
1 cup water
1/4 cup sugar (maybe more or less, depending on your taste)
1 tsp. vanilla
crushed ice – enough to fill the blender – I like the drink icy and thick. Use less ice for a smoother drink.
Blend it all together and there’s your summer orange smoothie drink. We’ve also used frozen strawberries for a berry drink!