Strawberry Julius

"The ultimate mall fruity shake at home! I modified this recipe one day from one i found online. I have sensitive teeth so I don't like ice much anyway. Guaranteed not to give you "slushie headache"."
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez
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photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
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Ready In:
2 six ounce glasses


  • 1 cup strawberry, sliced (Fresh is best, this is about 100-125grams)
  • 12 cup milk (nonfat or lowfat okay)
  • 12 cup water
  • 14 cup caster sugar (about 50g) or 1/4 cup superfine sugar (about 50g)
  • 12 - 23 teaspoon vanilla (extract or flavouring to preference)


  • Slice up fresh strawberries until you have enough to fill a one cup measure.
  • Add to a blender or food processor, or if you only have a stick mixer, just put it in a large pyrex jug.
  • Add rest of ingredients.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • You may want to try this a little bit cooler for summer days, omit the water and add a few ice cubes.
  • I only leave out the ice cubes because my food processor can't handle hard ice.
  • Also it does tend to separate if you leave it sitting around for a minute, Don't let this put you off, just stir it up a bit, it tastes the same, just tends to be more frothy at the top then.

Questions & Replies

  1. Would we be able to not use a blender? Because I dont have one
  2. Would I be able to use frozen strawberries I've just got a new magic bullet so it can handle frozen stuff I could add sum blueberries to for a bit of zing!


  1. I tried this recipe with strawberries I had frozen along with a cup of vanilla ice cream and a cup of small ice cubes in place of the water. It turned out cold and thick and was delicious! My teenagers loved it. Next time I'll make it using "Nutrasweet" in place of some of the sugar for myself.
  2. This recipe didn't pack enough strawberry flavor for me, so I doubled the number of strawberries and it was perfect!<br/><br/>I also used crushed ice instead of water, because I like the slushy texture. I also cut the sugar in half.<br/><br/>Good recipe, thank you!
  3. My husband and I thought this was very good. We're going to surprise our teenagers with it. I will keep this recipe close at hand for the kids during spring and summer family gatherings, and also for when the strawberries I have on hand are just on the brink and I need to do something with them quick. My husband remarked how creamy this tasted. I used nonfat milk!
  4. Absolutely delicious! I didn't have superfine or powdered sugar, so I pre-measured regular (crystal) sugar and then whirred it in the blender until it was a fine powder/dust. It made a HUGE difference, as does the vanilla. It's utterly uncanny how this recipe can take wholesome frozen strawberries and a few other pure ingredients and make them taste utterly processed and artificial. If I want a healthy smoothie, I'll make one, but this is the closest I've ever gotten to the mall Julius drinks after an almost-30-year quest. Thank you!!! (edited to add, made tonight with almond milk - still awesome!!!)
  5. Heather this was good, but I much prefered this made with frozen sweetened strawberries. The frozen berries thicken up the strawberry julius just a bit. The last time I made this using frozen sweetened strawberries, was about 2 years ago, but I forgot to rate this recipe, and post my review. I had also added a bit more sugar, since I found my frozen berries weren't sweet enough. This was very good, and I'd like to thank you Heather for posting this recipe.


  1. No dairy and agave syrup
  2. This is so yummy. I used ice instead of water but maybe only 1/4 cup of ice. Thanks Heather :) Made for Holiday tag game
  3. Very good. My strawberry loving kids loved it. I have two kids who don't like strawberries so they didn't try it. I used fresh strawberries and I used ice instead of water.
  4. This was fabulous. I've made strawberry lemonade, strawberry smoothies and virgin daquaris and none tasted as good as this. I will make this often as it is the easiest way to get my kids to "eat" strawberries. Yum. I did make mine with ice instead of water. I made two batches and used perhaps a bit more strawberries than called for, I'm not sure.
  5. Great recipe! Quick tip...use powdered sugar instead of granulated to get that frothy consistency just like the real thing!



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