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Orange Julius Recipe

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The Orange Julius drink started out being my favorite when I went to the Mall as a teenager in the 1970's, so it has endured the test of time. Everyone had to get one.

But they kept the recipe a secret for a long time. Be sure to read the History note at the bottom of the page.

It's an easy recipe, the original smoothie. The ingredients in an Orange Julius are simple. Also try the Strawberry Julius.

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Here's how to make an Orange Julius and this is the original recipe.

Orange Julius Drink Recipe

  • 1/3 cup orange juice concentrate
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 5 or 6 ice cubes

Mix in blender on high.

How to Make a Strawberry Julius

  • 1 cup thawed frozen or fresh sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3/4 tsps vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 heaping cup crushed ice

Mix in a blender set on high speed for one minute.

3 More Ways to Make Orange Julius

Orange Julius #1

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup shaved ice
  • 1 envelope vanilla flavored instant breakfast

Whirl in blender until frothy.

Orange Julius #2

  • 1/2 package (3 3/4oz) vanilla instant pudding
  • 1 egg white
  • 3 cups orange juice
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice

Whirl in blender 1 minute and serve over ice.

Orange Julius #3

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk
  • few drops vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar, to taste
  • 1/2 cup shaved ice

Whirl in blender until frothy, and serve at once.

Orange Julius

  • 1-6oz can frozen orange juice
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 10 to 20 ice cubes

Blend in blender and enjoy.
1998 Platte SD Neighborhood Delights Recipebook pg 4

Orange Julius

  • 1 (6oz.) can frozen orange juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 10 to 12 ice cubes

Blend all ingredients in blender. Great summertime drink
2001 Tripp SD Heavenly Delights Recipe binder pg 2

Low Calorie Orange Milk Shake

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk granuales
  • Orange slices, halved

Put all ingredients, except orange slices, in blender with 1/2 cup ice cubes and whirl about 30 seconds. Garnish each serving with an orange slice. Makes 2 servings, about 100 calories each.
Recipe from a Jan. 1974 Woman's Day magazine pullout pg 94

Homemade Popsicle recipes

How to Make Popsicles

  • 1 pkg. Jello
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 pkg unsweetened Koolaid
  • 2 cups cold water

Make Jello instructions, add rest of ingredients, and mold in ice trays with sticks.

Yogurt Popsicles

  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 1 6oz. can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 2 tsp. vanilla

Stir together. Freeze in small cups with half of a straw stuck in the middle.
Recipe from Booneville, IN recipebook pg 107

A Dash of History:
In 1926 a man named Julius Freed opened a fresh-orange-juice shop in downtown Los Angeles, initially ringing up sales of $20 a day. The real estate agent who helped locate his first store just happened to be an ex-chemist named Bill Hamlin. The two became good friends.

One day Hamlin, drawing on his chemistry background, presented Freed with an idea for a compound, using all natural ingredients, that would give his orange juice a creamy, frothy texture.

When the two began selling the new drink, the response was so tremendous that sales skyrocketed to $100 a day. An increasing number of customers would come by the store saying, "Give me an orange, Julius," and so the name was born.

By 1929 the chain had opened 100 stores across the United States. In 1987 International Dairy Queen bought the Orange Julius chain, and today you'll find more than 500 Orange Julius outlets nationwide serving the drink in a variety of natural flavors, including strawberry and pineapple.

Food for Thought:
"It is good to let a little sunshine out as well as in."

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