Copycat Orange Julius Recipe


Copycat Orange Julius Recipe:  Save yourself a trip to the mall with this cool and creamy orange smoothie that tastes even better than the Orange Julius. Ready in 5 minutes, with only 4 common ingredients!

Copycat Orange Julius Recipe


Orange Julius: Just the name makes my mouth water! Growing up they were a special treat when we went to the mall. Then a few years back Orange Julius and Dairy Queen collabed, and they became a much more frequent treat!

However, the price can add up quickly! When I saw this do it yourself version I knew it had to give it a try. It tastes even better than the original and is SO easy! This Copycat Orange Julius Recipe comes together in 5 minutes using just 4 common ingredients (plus ice and water). I bet you have them in your home right now!

I like to use frozen orange juice and whole milk for the creamiest most realistic texture. However, if you’re watching your calories feel free to substitute freshly squeezed orange juice, skim milk, and your favorite sweetener instead.

Tasty Trivia Tidbit: 

The Orange Julius recipe was invented by Bill Hamlin as a way to make orange juice less acidic and less bothersome to his stomach. The Orange Julius wasn’t introduced to Dairy Queen until 2012.

Copycat Orange Julius Recipe
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Copycat Orange Julius Recipe: Cool and creamy orange smoothie that tastes even better than the Orange Julius. Ready in 5 minutes, with only 4 common ingredients!
  • 6 Ounces Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate
  • 1 Cup Whole Milk
  • 1 Cup Cold Water
  • ¼ Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1½ Cups Ice Cubes
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth.

Adapted via: Center Cut Cook


Copycat Orange Julius Recipe


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  1. Your pictures are beautiful!! And that drink looks amazing, guess I found the one to make this weekend
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  2. What a delicious summer refresher! An orange julius sounds fabulous..
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