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Very good and creamy. I have made this with powdered sugar which makes it even more like the mall version. Love it, and drank it all the time when I was pregnant too. Easy to make if you don't mind getting the blender out.

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Lisa Wilcox June 16, 2001

This is a great recipe and it really does taste like an Orange Julius drink. It makes a big batch and is fun to make.

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Andrea Bernhard November 06, 2001

Ok, I made this and left it on my counter for 10 minutes, and when I came back I found that the smoothie had separated into 2 parts. The top half was the milk, which had curdled (because of the citric acid in the orange concentrate) and had formed a sort of orange-flavoured "buttermilk", and the lower part was the orange "juice", the watery part. I really couldn't bring myself to drink it! Even before making this I thought it was odd that a smoothie recipe contain a citrus fruit, because the acid would almost always make the milk curdle! It's chemistry!

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Anu March 15, 2002

This is just like the OJ's I grew up with, except for the added sugar. It's very unnecessary, orange juice has enough on its own. However, for added deliciousness, add a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream. Makes almost like a milk shake, but still healthier. It's a favorite in my family!

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jkvanstelt January 05, 2011

I learned this recipe in middle school home-ec and have enjoyed making it for years. To mix it up some try substituting coconut milk for the milk and/or using lime juice concentrate instead of orange. I'v also added pineapple chuncks for a tropical kick.

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hunny bunny January 07, 2010

This is a delicious recipe, but it wasn't created by the person who submitted it. I've been making this exact recipe for over 30 years. I don't remember where I got the recipe; it most likely came from a magazine.

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Martie Vacek June 23, 2014

Ive been making this for as long as i can remember.. My mom made it for us when we were kids.. the one thing I don't get is why add the water? That just sounds yuck.. i use everything listed but no water.. the milk takes away from the concentrated orange juice so no need for water.. thats just me i guess..

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Tara G. November 08, 2015

Just made this recipe. It's delicious and tastes very similar to the mall Orange Julius. Made enough for 3-4 people.

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McKenzie Kennell August 02, 2015

Tried it today. Loved the taste and did my family

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Lisa W. April 26, 2015

Amazing. Tastes nothing like the way you can get it at the mall-way better! However, I double the recipe and keep the sugar singled.

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juliakm1 March 06, 2015
Orange Julius