I have a really fun recipe to share with y’all today. It’s a fun way to drink your morning O.J. and maybe bring back some memories for many of y’all.
I had the privilege of being able to receive and review the latest Gooseberry Patch cookbook. Are any of you fans of Gooseberry Patch? If you aren’t, then you will be after you get your hands on your first cookbook. They make cookbooks that are full of tried and true recipes from homecooks everywhere.
The latest cookbook, 101 Breakfast & Brunch Recipes, is full of recipes for the sometimes forgotten meal: breakfast (or brunch). Each recipe in this book has a photo attached. And there are recipes that you can whip up in a flash or ones that take a little longer when you’re just having a lazy morning at home. So there really is something for everyone in here.
I decided to share with you a recipe from this cookbook that immediately caught my eye. The title of this recipe is called Frosty Orange Juice. But after making this, I realized this tasted a whole lot like an Orange Julius. Do you remember Orange Julius? It brings back a lot of memories of the 80’s for me. Oh the hair! Anyway, I suppose some malls still have an Orange Julius stand. And now I think it’s showing back up in some Dairy Queens! All the ones by me closed years ago. But they were famous for their most popular drink, the Orange Julius. It’s a cool, frothy, orange-tastic drink, with a touch of vanilla. But after tasting this, I can now make it at home. It whips up in a snap so it is perfect for even your busiest mornings. No trip to the mall required!
1 (12 oz.) can frozen orange juice concentrate, partially thawed
1 cup milk
1 cup water
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
12 ice cubes
Put all your ingredients into the blender. I like to put the liquids in first, then the ice, because my blender seems to mix it up best that way.
Don’t forget to put the lid on! Then process all ingredients together until frothy.
Pour into glasses. Makes 4 servings.
Look at that frosty goodness. Yum!
Copycat Orange Julius
Calories: 239 kcal
- 1 12 oz can frozen orange juice concentrate partially thawed
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup water
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 12 ice cubes
- Put all your ingredients into the blender.
- (I like to put the liquids in first, then the ice, because my blender seems to mix it up best that way)
- Don't forget to put the lid on!
- Then process all ingredients together until frothy.
- Pour into glasses.
Copycat Orange Julius
Amount Per Serving
Calories 239 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 34mg 1%
Potassium 653mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 52g 17%
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 8.4%
Vitamin C 142.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.