I grew up enjoying a certain frothy orange drink at the mall, and this copycat recipe is a favorite of ours! I am so happy my friend Erica made this for us to share here! Since we don’t have any Orange Julius restaurants in our local area, I am always excited to see them when we travel. In fact, I probably indulge in them a bit too much while we are on the road.
Copycat Frothy Drink Recipe (Copycat Orange Julius)
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This is surprisingly simple to create, and the secret ingredient is a dash of vanilla extract. I never knew that this orange drink included vanilla, but looking back it makes perfect sense! I make this recipe now in our Ninja Blender, but you could easily use a regular high-powered blender. Just make sure it will be able to go through the ice cubes well to create that super blended frothy drink.
This is not at all a healthy drink option, with tons of sugar in this drink it is definitely one you’ll only want to make on occasion as a treat.
- ½ can of pulp free frozen orange concentrate
- 15 ice cubes
- 1½ tablespoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup milk (any kind)
- ⅛ cup granulated sugar
- Oranges for garnish (optional)
- Open up your can of frozen orange juice and cut in half (or use all and double the recipe)
- Place your ice cubes in the bottom of your blender then add your orange juice, vanilla, milk, and sugar
- Turn your blender to smoothie mode and blend for 1-2 minutes until you have a creamy mixture
- Pour into your favorite glass and a slice of orange for garnish and enjoy!
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My name is Erica but my favorite name is momma. I’m a married mother of 1. Jesus is a big part of my life. I enjoy creative baking and arts and crafts as much as your average kindergartener. I love make up and dressing up but not afraid of a little outdoors action. I hope you enjoy my recipes and fun.