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Copy Cat Orange Julius

Make it yourself Orange Julius

Copy Cat Orange Julius

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Make it yourself Orange Julius

Copy Cat Orange Julius

The original recipe came from a 4-H cook book I used to teach my kids from when they were young.      I tweaked it a bit and here you have it – my fabulous version of the original for a fraction of the cost and just as delicious, maybe even more!



12 oz. can frozen orange juice concentrate (do not dilute, use frozen from can)

3/4 cup water 1 cup milk

1/3 cup granulated sugar

2 tsp. vanilla extract

15-30 ice cubes ( more or less depending on size) till desired consistency

3-4  Tbl. powdered milk (optional but this addition makes it taste richer)  

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until completely smooth.

Serve immediately.

Carrie’s recipe, Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2013

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  1. Hi Carrie,

    We love orange Julius here at our house- its our little summer Sunday night tradition, which is why your link caught my eye.

    Visiting from the Ginger Snap linky party. I would love it if you stopped by my blog!

    Thanks for sharing,

    • Hi Laura, I hope you like my version of Orange Julius and maybe something else on my site will become a Sunday tradition! I will stop by your blog and thanks for visiting!! Carrie

  2. Danielle says:

    I love homemade orange julius!! =) Yumm!!

    Have a great week!

  3. Love orange julius recipe always looking for new things to try. Checking your blog out through thursday hop. thank you

  4. These look delicious!!! Can’t wait to try one for myself. Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from Hoyby Crafts.

  5. Hi Carrie…just a few days ago I asked my readers on FB what was the difference between a Julius and a regular orange smoothie! and now you have a recipe. That is awesome.Will try it. Came to visit via the best blog recipes party.

  6. This sounds really close to the recipe I use! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #21!

    ~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!

  7. Yum! Orange Julius always brings back such great memories of my mom taking me to the mall when I was little. Pinned this recipe for later!


  8. Ruthie says:

    We love this recipe… so great for summer! I’m so glad you came to share at Super Saturday Show & Tell last week… this week I’m co-hosting a HUGE bash with 2 other bloggers! Come on over and share again! xoxo~ Ruthie

  9. Ali says:

    Woot! You have been featured this week at Recipe Sharing Monday! The new link party is up and I’d love to see you back. Have a great week. 🙂

  10. tanya1234 says:

    luv it thankxxx alot

  11. Thanks for recently linking this delicious recipe to my Tasty Thursdays party, Carrie. It is being featured in my Fantastic Fruit – Week #4 – Outstanding Oranges post.

    Thanks, Nichi

  12. What a great recipe! I have not had one of these in years, lol! Sadly (in this instance only) I currently live in England and they do not have frozen orange juice here. I shall have to find a substitute, lol. I found you via the Sister Bloggers Pin It Tuesday (I am one of the hosts) – so glad I did. Thanks for pinning with us 😉

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