Orange Julius is like a refreshing, oh so good, memory in a glass for me. I have such happy childhood memories of childhood Summers at grandma’s house. One of those happy memories is going to the mall for Orange Julius.
It’s citrus season here in S. Africa which means oranges are everywhere and can be found cheap on the side of the road. (Although I have found that if I ask, “How much are the oranges?” the answer is R20, and if I ask, “Are they R12 (the normal non-white skin rate)?” the answer is yes. Smile.) It’s this time of year that a jug of freshly squeezed orange juice can almost always be found in our fridge. It’s the perfect treat for weekend brunches.
The other day brought me back to childhood memories of Orange Julius and I thought, “Surely I can find a recipe.” My husband declared he wasn’t an orange juice and milk kind of guy. However, one sip and he loved it.
My kids are now hooked on it, too, which means not only do I have freshly squeezed orange juice in the fridge but also all ingredients on hand to make Orange Julius. And the recipe…
1 cup frozen orange juice (I use freshly squeezed), slightly thawed
1 cup orange juice, not frozen
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tablespoons sugar
Combine in blender.
I like my Orange Julius slightly slushy, hence the frozen juice.
Recipe adapted from here.