The sweet Orange Julius drink you grew up with is easy to make at home–and much better for you! Here’s how to make fresh-squeezed Orange Julius from scratch.
Orange Julius makes a surprisingly delicious breakfast beverage. Surprising: because you wouldn’t think that milk and oj would play well together in the same glass. Delicious: because actually, they do!
What you get when you mix the following ingredients together is a cold, frothy, sweet beverage that you’ll want to have more often!
My recipe for classic Orange Julius is all-natural and made from fresh orange juice rather than concentrate. You could use pre-squeezed orange juice if you really must, but try it this way at least once. (Because I think you’ll end up doing it like this every time!)
Easy Orange Julius
The sweet Orange Julius drink you grew up with is easy to make at home--and much better for you! Here's how to make fresh-squeezed Orange Julius from scratch.
- 1 1/2 cups fresh-squeezed orange juice (3-4 large oranges)
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1/4 cup raw honey
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 10 ice cubes
Cut the oranges in half and juice them. Pour the juice through a strainer to catch the seeds and pulp. Press the pulp with the back of a spoon until all the juice is extracted.
Put the orange juice, milk, honey, and vanilla into a blender. Blend on low speed until well mixed. Add ice cubes in batches, blending after each addition until the ice is well broken up. Serve immediately.
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