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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Copycat Recipes: Orange Julius


Ingredients

  • 1 can (6 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 10 to 12 ice cubes

Directions

  • In a blender, combine the orange juice, milk, water, sugar and vanilla. Cover and blend until smooth. With blender running, add ice cubes, one at a time, through the opening in lid. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately. Yield: 4-5 servings.
Nutritional Facts 1 cup equals 156 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 31 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein. 

Source: Taste of Home

32 comments:

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    2. In a blender...try vanilla ice cream, banana, orange juice and few ice cubes. So yummy.

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  2. What about a banana julius??? Please and ty

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  3. Thank you! I have been looking for the recipe. I use to have it but I moved around and some how lost it!

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  4. i love blended liquids. will try this one. thanks!

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  6. I made this tonight & we ♥♥♥♥ it . Thank you. It is so very good!

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  7. Is there a recipe for a strawberry/banana smoothie?

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  8. So I had to use just straight orange juice (didn't have concentrate) so I used a little less water (about 3/4 cup instead of 8 ounces). Turned out GREAT - LOVE this Copy cat recipe! as for the strawberry/banana I would just say find a concentrated juice that has that and use it- or maybe add 1/2 a banana to the process of the original

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    1. How much straight orange juice did you use?

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  9. Love this. My mother use to do something similar when I was a kid. I think she used powdered sugar though because it made it a little more frothy!

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    1. I bet she used a pack of Dream Whip, that's what my mom used.

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  10. i remember getting these at our local mall when i was younger love them

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  11. I add an egg or to also and some honey.

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  12. My mom used OJ, a package of Dream Whip and ice cubes in the blender. Was exactly like the mall store drink.

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    1. Maybe this is a stupid question, but what is dream whip?!

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    2. Powdered non-dairy whipped topping.

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    3. How much dream whip and Oj did she use?

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  13. I've tried a copy cat Orange Julius recipe and added some instant vanilla pudding, it is spot on... Grew up on that drink in NYC, and adding the pudding hits it on the nail.

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  14. I have had a copycat recipe for this for years and years and it was always a hit at breakfasts at work....but I never thawed the OJ. I think it might make it thicker and then no other thickeners would be needed - I can't even imagine how those versions tasted.

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  15. Loved this recipe! I didn't have any OJ concentrate, so we used 14 oz. of OJ and eliminated the water. We used almond milk instead of regular milk (due to milk allergies). Yum!

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  16. I heard years ago that the original julus contained eggs. Can't wait to try this one. Thanks

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  17. I just want to let you know, I work there, and we don't use milk in any of the Julius, they are meant to be dairy-free.
    It's literally just sweetened slush, orange juice concentrate, and an almond/coconut thickener powder.

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    1. What is the "sweetened slush" made out of?

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  18. omg...this was so NOT good. Had to pour it out.

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  19. This came out great!! I could only find 12oz oj cans, but hey that means a double batch of delicious!!

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  20. This recipe looks awesome. I'll try it this weekend!

    To anonymous Julius employee: Please review the Orange Julius Nutrition and Allergens chart available on your company web site. Milk & Eggs are listed as an allergen in ALL Julius originals. In addition to those, the Tripleberry, Pina Colada and Strawberry Banana contain nuts and soy.

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  21. Thank you! Great recipe! My family loves it.

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  22. I love Orange Julius and am going to make this! Thank you.

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  23. Great recipe! It definitely tastes like an Orange Julius. The only thing I would recommend is that you replace the ice, milk, and water with some vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt.

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  24. I have alwsys used powdered egg white found in the cake decorsying section. It makes it frothy like the original, just dont use too much. I use 1/4tsp fore a single serving and 1/2tsp fore a full blender

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