How to Make an Orange Julius Your Kids Will Love (and You Too)
Makes 2 drinks
- 1 cup
milk (whole, 2%, or skim)
- 2 teaspoons
6-ounce can frozen orange juice concentrate
- 1/2 cup
sugar (or sugar substitutes, check package for equivalence)
- 1 1/2 cups
Blend the milk and vanilla: Pour the milk and vanilla in a blender and pulse until combined.
Add the frozen concentrate: Add the frozen orange juice concentrate. Blend until fully combined with the milk.
Add the sugar and ice cubes: Blend until cubes are crushed and mixture has thickened. If things end up a little thick, just add a tablespoon of water and mix once again.
Pour and enjoy: Pour the drink into glasses. Serve with a straw and sip your way to blissful happiness.
I used 2% milk, though you can also use whole or skim milk with equally delicious results.
If you don't have orange juice concentrate (or aren't into buying it), I'd suggest freezing fresh orange juice into cubes (or in an 8x8-inch pan, then break it into chunks). Without that added iciness, the overall texture of the drink will change dramatically, and adding more ice in the end just doesn't work. (You end up with a more-soupy, less-flavored version of the original.)
This post has been updated — first published August 2010.