How to Make Orange Julius




A delicious, easy to make, frozen orange drink. I will be showing you how to make it with a simple recipe. Enjoy

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Step 1: What You Need

Orange Juice
Ice Cream
A couple of Ice Cubes
Powder Sugar (not needed but helps)
A blender

Step 2: Add the Ice Cubes and Ice Cream

Add a 3-4 Ice Cubes and some Ice Cream. You can make this as creamy or as liquidy as you like by changing how much ice cream you put in it.

Step 3: Add Orange Juice and Powder Sugar

Pour the OJ so it is about the level of the ice cream, and then add a teaspoon of powder sugar.

Step 4: Blend It and Drink It

Just blend it. Now just drink it.

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    35 Discussions


    8 years ago on Introduction

    How about instead of powdered sugar, you do Truvia, Sugar in the Raw, or Stevia sweet leaf. Those are great alternatives to that white crap that can cause liver damage, high blood pressure, & diabetes. & you know what's so cool? The Truvia & Stevia are actually sweeter than sugar. But whatever you do, DON'T GET SPLENDA OR SWEET & LOW!!!! THAT CRAP IS MUCH WORSE THAN SUGAR!! It is like sand in your stomach & that stuff will be in your stomach for the rest of your life.

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    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Like sand in your stomach huh? Well sand in your stomach doesn't last very long because you poop it out pretty quickly. Much shorter than "the rest of your life"


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Orange Julius's DEFINITELY do not have any ice cream in them.  That would be considered more of a creamsicle-type shake/smoothie (but still yummy in it's own right).

    Anyways, I've always seen them put in a scoop of some kind of "secret powder" when making Orange Julius's at the mall, and I dug around a bit and found out that the secret powder consists of a blend of powdered egg whites, powdered milk, and powdered coconut and vanilla.  At least that's how they used to make it when I was a kid (and waaay back in the day when it was invented, in the 1930's I think, they used fresh egg whites but now due to salmonella risks they use the pasteurized powdered kind). 

    So, I came up with my own recipe and it really has that frothy goodness that the real Orange Julius's have:

    (I just throw stuff in the blender and taste it until it tastes right, so there will be no measurements given)

    Orange Juice (you can use frozen concentrate too, just use more water)
    Water (a small amount)
    Powdered egg whites (found in baking aisle)
    Powdered milk
    cream of coconut (just a smidge)
    confectioner's sugar
    vanilla extract

    Throw it all in the blender, except for the ice.  Use a decent amount of the p. egg whites and p. milk, the more you use, the frothier it gets.  Blend until conbined, and then taste it and adjust the ingredients accordingly.  Then add the ice, more or less depending on how slushy you like it.

    Then drink up!  Trust me, this is the closest to the real deal you're gonna get.  It's soooo yummy.

    note:  i've used the same basic recipe, subbing out the oj for frozen strawberries (thawed) for a Strawberry Julius, and pineapple juice and chunks for a Pineapple Julius.

    also, if you can't find powdered egg whites, liquid egg beaters works well too (that's pasteurized as well, so no worries abuot salmonella).

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    11 years ago on Introduction

    I always thought a banana was one of the ingredients. I could swear I saw it being added at an Orange Julius years ago...

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    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

         I don't drink the orange put I do know about the Strawberry and I will report back later on the orange for all you fans of the original.  If this is hard to make out I'm sorry and if I have enough people ask to rewrite I will once I go and ask the person behind the counter how to make the Original Orange Julias for all you fans and the one posted is taste great.  So don't wait do it today you will have a good taste if you don't have a place to buy one availiable.   
         Thankfully, we still have an O-J here in town.  I asked the person how they made it and they gave me this recipe.  For Strawberry they used regular birds eye thawed strawberries.  Or any Strawberries that are used with a strawberry shortcake with the juice from the bag.  However, before this you will need a blender it helps.  Then fill it to about 2 on blender ice.  then add the secret O from the fountain drink to the blender in this case when I asked what it was she told me it was "sugar water"  so that it what you put in and fill it to where half of the ice is covered or 1 on blender and remember while mixing your sugar and water that the frozen strawberries are all ready sweet so when someone finds a good mix let us know how much to how much ratio.  Add two bags of strawberries in there case they use a scooper and added two large soup ladels full.  Then blend if you want to cut it down to a smaller size and one bag divide by 2 of course so 1/2 blender full sugar water again watch your mix.  One bag strawberries and to one on the blender with ice and that should do good.


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    I checked one of those "top secret" recipe links and it is a "Banana Julius". That explains that at least....


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    They sound great (haven't gotten to making one yet) but I was wondering did they still add the orange juice.


    10 years ago on Step 1

    So, scratching my head over why the wine bottle gets a photo tag (that doesn't show up anywhere else in the instructable) but the sugar which is part of the recipe, doesn'


    Reply 10 years ago on Step 4

    Orange Julius is made at Orange Julius not DQ and Thornburg is correct Orange Julius is a branch of the Dairy Queen parent company


    11 years ago on Step 4

    this doesn't look like that place where they sell that stuff...oh,yeah,that's because it's not that place.

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    10 years ago on Introduction

    I add some powdered malt and it tastes like the real julius!!