We just made these and the flavor is spot on with the Orange Julius chain. I saw other reviews that it was chunky, so we put our oranges through our juicer first then put all the ingredients in the blender. Fantastic! I have another 8lbs of oranges to use up so I see more of this in our future. Thanks for posting!
We used splenda to sweeten.. you need two small packets instead of 1/4 cup of sugar. We also used French Vanilla coffee creamer (powdered) it gave it a nice flavor. I couldn't fit everything into the blender though. We will be making peach Julius and Strawberry Banana ones next!
Need to replace the "powdered coffee creamer" with something healthier...IF I remember correctly, that stuff is loaded with a ton of chemical ingredients which totally nullifies the positive effect of the oranges
Not my favorite version...it was *really really chunky* even after blending it to death lol. Also, I didn't think it was too close to the original. I followed the recipe to a "T"
This was so tasty and did taste like the real thing. Thanks!
Didn't have coffee creamer...used vanilla bean chiller powder. :)
I, too, have been trying for years to imitate the "original" drink without much success. I no longer remember how it tasted, as it has been soooo many years ago! But this was wonderful! DH and I both enjoyed it. This is definitely a keeper, especially for those hot days of summer, or for any time of the year. Now I have something delicious to use my surplus of homegrown oranges! Incidentally, a Vita Mix machine can handle this amount easily. Thank you alexandrahaine for posting this lovely recipe!
Mom used to make us orange julius in the 60's. I have been trying for years to duplicate the recipe with no success. When I saw your recipe the aha! light came on. Cremora! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for posting,my kids just loved your drink.We added some powdered milk and reduced the sugar to about half.Our oranges are very sweet and the kids didn't miss it.Now on my favorite list!!!!