The Orange Julius Experiments

Pinterest has struck again! I found and pinned a recipe for a homemade Julius, then remembered I didn’t have a blender…. Well, as luck would have it, I am now the happy owner of a blender!

Mike got home from work early, which resulted in an impromptu excursion into town. After hitting the mall (yay for some treats there- a shaving kit for Mike and new barbells for my rook!), we moved the party to Sur la Table. A $50 blender knocked down to $35? Well THAT is how we ended up with a new blender….

Anyway, back to the Juiuses! Or Julius’? Julii?

So according to Pinterest, all you have to do is stick all the ingredients in a blender and call it a day. Easy enough. So I toss the milk and orange juice, vanilla, sugar, and ice into the blender and whirr away. No, Nina, I don’t have anything. Go to bed. So how’d it turn out? Well, the taste seemed pretty on point! Even Mike the Orange Julius freak said it was a pretty good copycat. My only question is the texture of the drink. This produced a kind of foamy Julius. I have no idea if it should have a little foamy quality on top, because I’ve only ever had mine in the mall via a straw… Nonetheless, a damn good recipe to keep tucked away for those days you’re having a little craving. And I was pleasantly surprised that 2 glasses only required half of  can of oj concentrate, so it’s easily doubled for 4 people. Or 2 very thirsty fat asses…. Never mind….


The Orange Julius Recipe via Pinterest

6 ounces orange juice concentrate, thawed

1 cup milk

1 cup water

1/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

10-12 ice cubes