8 May 2012

Recipe: Homemade Orange Julius!

Author: DaisyChubb | Filed under: Recipes

It’s true, I don’t only drink tea. Sometimes I need to get my fruits in drink form. Or I crave certain specialty drinks (alcohol, jugo juice, orange julius, etc!).

Try looking up a recipe online for Homemade Orange Julius. Lots, right? Now try finding a duplicate recipe. Uh yeah, every single Orange Julius recipe online (and in cookbooks) is different. Yay! Well I knew I wanted to try to make my own (I had a huuuge craving), and I know I didn’t want to put egg (powdered or not) in it. No reason. I just didn’t!

I found in a Company’s Coming book a recipe for Orange Julius with skim milk powder. Poifect! I found some in the grocery store, but next time I’ll get it from Bulk Barn. It was really cheap, and if you get the orange juice on sale, you’re saving so much money on this drink.

So over the past week, I’ve been experimenting with different quantities of ice, powder and vanilla and I found the recipe that works best for me. It’s suuuuper frothy and the froth sticks around until the bottom of the cup! It’s still the same texture as a refreshing, icy Orange Julius and tastes similar enough to satisfy. More than satisfy, it’s freaking delicious.

So here’s my recipe!


Daisy’s Homemade Orange Julius

(serves two)


1 cup orange juice

1/3 cup skim milk powder

1 tsp vanilla

2 tsp white sugar (substitute any sweetener you like)

*optional – a squirt of Vanilla Nesquick for extra sweet & extra vanilla

8 ice cubes

Put everything but the ice cubes in your blender and give it a quick spin to mix everything together. Add the ice cubes 2 at a time and blend. I used the “Icy Drink” setting on my blender, but just use a powerful setting (even pulse) to blend the ice and get it nice and frothy. Continue until all ice cubes are added! Pour and enjoy.


Ahhh summer in a glass. And WAY cheaper than the real thing!


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10 Responses to “Recipe: Homemade Orange Julius!”

  1. Kristin says:
  2. Ahhh, it’s the perspective window! And I will defs be trying this recipe out for myself :3 Do you think it would be good with a banana added?

  3. DaisyChubb says:
  4. YES! That’s my next adventure love, to add bananars and strawberries 😀 :D!!!

  5. Yum! We used to make our own Julius all the time “back in the day” thanks for reminding me of these! I bought one locally at Orange Julius a few months back and its like they changed the recipe or something – just not the same as when I was a kid!

  6. DaisyChubb says:
  7. I’m sure they did change the recipe, my family says the exact same thing about them

  8. Hi DaisyChubb! I made this and loved it :) Mmmm. I’ve made something similar that used orange juice concentrate and was much sweeter and much less Orange Julius-y. Tasted great but this one is definitely identifiable as an Orange Julius! And I like not having to dig around in a frozen container of OJ concentrate. Do you mind if I post this recipe on my blog? I joined a new little group and once a month we have to make a recipe from someone else’s blog, then post it on our own. The type of food chosen for this month was fruit smoothie (or fruit milkshake) and this recipe would be great! I need to put the post up on June 7th if that works for you. The post will contain a link to your blog :)

  9. DaisyChubb says:
  10. Hi!!! Oh I’m so glad you liked it! I would love to try it with concentrate – you probably wouldn’t need to add any sweetener with that as a base. Yummm now I want one 😀
    I would if you would post this recipe on your blog! I’m checking it out right now and it’s making me so hungry. That lemon frosting will haunt my dreams 😀
    Thanks so much!! ee you made my day!

  11. Aw, I’m so glad I improved your day 😀 Great to hear! If you’re interested, here’s the recipe I mentioned: I don’t think it’s really trying to be an Orange Julius, but the flavor is somewhat similar and very good. I think I’ll actually make it AND yours from now on 😀 The Orange Julius would be more acceptable for a morning smoothie or something because it doesn’t have much sugar, while the Orange Snowman is sweeter and more intense (even though I used half the sugar) and would be a better dessert or something. Your recipe is great though and I will make it a lot! It’s something I almost always have the ingredients for.

  12. DaisyChubb says:
  13. Thank you! I will definitely try that out some time. Probably when orange concentrate is on sale, since I’m cheap like that 😉

  14. Daisy, your recipe is up 😀

  15. DaisyChubb says:
  16. Ah thank you so much! I am definitely joining this CCC – it looks too much fun!

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