Orange Julius “Copy Cat!”
I love making different beverages at home – coffee, tea, hot chocolate, milkshakes, smoothies, apple cider, punch… The list goes on and on. But one of my favorite drinks to make (and certainly one of my family’s favorite drinks to enjoy) is the Orange Julius.
I don’t know if any malls still carry Orange Julius kiosks or not. I seriously doubt it. I know the ones around us no longer have them. I have no idea why, they were outrageously popular.
The recipe below is darn close to these wonderful, citrus-y, frothy beverages. They’re perfect year-round because, even though and Orange Julius is a cold drink – what better time to serve your family scads of Vitamin C than cold and flu season?!
I think you’re going to really enjoy this beverage.
Orange Julius Recipe
1 cup orange juice (I like for it to have some pulp)
1 cup water
1 egg white
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup sugar
1 heaping cup ice
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender. Blend on high for about 15 to 20 seconds… until the frothy magic happens.
NOTE: Don’t get cute with the sugar. I tried to replace it with Stevia (wasn’t the same) and I have tried cutting back on the amount (again, not the same). Pinch the calories elsewhere!
As far as the brand of orange juice, I’d imagine that the better the orange juice, the better the Orange Julius.
Orange Julius Copy Cat Drink