Orange Julius With the Secret Ingredient!

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Well, I can't tell you HOW I got the "secret ingredient", but it's one of those things where you kind of say to yourself, "Now why didn't I think of that"? Coffee creamer! The powdered kind. That's it--simple I know! I grew up on these things--a must have at the mall--and trying to make them at home just wasn't quite right....try this. You may need to fiddle with the amounts some. When I make this recipe the blender is topped off - about 1/2 inch from the rim, but I don't really measure anything when I make it--i just throw stuff in until it tastes right.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 5 oranges, peeled and separated
  • 354.88 ml crushed ice
  • 354.88 ml water
  • 118.29 ml milk (whatever % you have available)
  • 118.29 ml powdered coffee creamer
  • 59.14 ml sugar or 59.14 ml sugar substitute


  1. Add ice and water to blender and turn on high for a few seconds.
  2. Add orange sections about 5 at a time, blending a little as you go.
  3. Add the other ingredients in whatever order and blend until smooth.
  4. Taste.
  5. Add more creamer or sugar if necessary.
  6. I use small to medium size seedless, sweet oranges.
Most Helpful

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!

children from A to Z April 18, 2010

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!

Chemaine August 28, 2007

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

Mar Meti June 09, 2015