Emily and I would ALWAYS make these when we were little. I mean REALLY little. I remember having to climb up on the counter to reach the blender. Maybe mine and Emily’s love for cooking stemmed from this simple recipe. Who knows?
Anyway, these are SO easy to make and they don’t make a big ol’ mess, plus my kids LOVE it! I actually like this version better than the REAL Orange Julius.. I don’t know why. Maybe I just don’t like how frothy and expensive real Orange Juilus’ are. This way makes it so its more of a smoothie. For an added twist, try adding fresh strawberries, raspberries, and/or pineapple!
1 can (6oz) frozen orange juice concentrate
1 c. milk
1 c. water
1/4 c. sugar
2-3 Tbsp. powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
about 10-11 ice cubes
In a blender, blend all ingredients except ice. Slowly add ice cubes one at a time until it reaches a “smoothie” consistency. Serve immediately.
(*If you are adding frozen fruit, add a little at a time BEFORE adding ice cubes. If using fresh fruit, add at the very beginning when you are blending everything else.)