29 May 2014

Homemade Orange Julius (Make Your Own!)

I knew it was a winner before I took the first sip. Orange and vanilla combined for an intoxicating scent. I'm not kidding. This simple -- frugal even -- drink is that good. If you love (even like a little!) Orange Julius, then you should give this a try.

I got the recipe from Tawra Kellam's book Dining on a Dime. If you don't own a copy, you might want to consider it. Her drink recipes alone are worth it to me. I'm also fond of her mocha frappuccino recipe. (That's what I call it -- from her "master" smoothies list.) Tawra also has a website, Living on a Dime. I searched it for the "Creamy Orange Shake" recipe, and she has it posted here.

Frozen orange juice concentrate, milk, sugar, water, and pure vanilla (this is how I make my own) are all it takes.  Blend all together with a few ice cubes to get some wonderful frothy action.  Please don't leave them out -- the froth is simply divine.

Homemade Orange Julius

Homemade Orange Julius

- Slightly adapted from Tawra Kellam's "Creamy Orange Shake" recipe in Dining on a Dime.

- Ingredients

  • heaping 1/3 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 5 ice cubes

- Instructions

  • Combine in blender (on a high speed) til smooth and frothy!
Yield: 1 tall glass, filled to the rim

Shared at The HomeAcre Hop, Thriving Thursday, Simple Lives Thursday, All Things Thursday, Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop, and Show Me What Ya Got.

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  1. This looks delicious, perfect for a refreshing sumer drink! thank you so much for sharing your post on the HomeAcre Hop! I hope to see you again tomorrow! - Nancy The HomeAcre Hop


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