Homemade Orange Julius... for hot summer days :)

Orange Julius recipe

It has been so hot here in Ohio the past couple weeks (I think we were spoiled with cooler-than-normal weather in earlier July!) and one of Joshua's favorite cold summer drinks is his homemade Orange Julius! :)

I was skeptical the first time I tried it (for some reason, I thought it wasn't going to taste very good!) but I LOVED it! :) It is slightly sweet, so I think it makes a good dessert or after-breakfast snack. :) The milk, orange juice, and vanilla combine for a fabulous flavor that reminds us of orange dreamsicles. :)

Orange julius recipe

Click here for our homemade Orange Julius recipe!

You may also be interested in our favorite summer smoothie recipes. :)


Our other copycat restaurant recipe can be found here. Salads, drinks, and pizzas! (So far!) :)


We used to make these all the time at home! We would make them so thick sometimes they were almost like ice cream, but much better for you! I have not made them in forever. Thanks for the reminder!

I can't wait to try this!! I am going to have to run to the store just for this! Ok maybe not but I want to;) Thanks


I'm going to have to stir some of this up to serve with breakfast this very morning! Thanks for the idea!

I have made a recipe for those before but nothing like your recipe.I am going to try this one soon!I think today if I remember to pick the frozen OJ on the way home!

I can't believe I never thought to make these for my kids. They are not milk fans so I'm always trying to find good "calcium" recipes. Milk plus calcium fortified OJ - sounds like a winner to me!

These were so good! I made them last night and they made me remember working in the mall when I was in college and going to Orange Julius every day! (No wonder I never had any money!)

Thanks, Tammy! My son loved them too!

I had seen recipes for this before but I always thought mixing oj and milk would cause it to curdle. I decided to try it this morning and it truely was the best thing I've had in ages!!!!!! It is just too good. I love that orange creamsicle taste! Is there a rating higher then 10? :-)

Tammy, I just wanted to let you know that I made the Orange Julius today and I added kefir to it. It was delicious!!!! I have been making smoothies for my husband in the morning because he has noticed a health benefit from the kefir. (Even though he can't get over thought of it being spoiled milk or "growing";) He sometimes has to "force" the fruit smoothies down. But he really liked the Orange Julius!

Thanks! This is a keeper!!


Thank you all for sharing your comments about the Orange Julius recipe! :) I'm so glad that so many of you really liked the results! :) I just wanted to mention that if any of you would like to leave your comments/review on the actual recipe (so people see it when they're reading the recipe), this page tells how to do that! :)

I have been craving foran orange julius for I don't no how long and yours looks like it will be yummy can't wait to try it. Hopefully it's as good as i sounds and looks and as good as the coment people posted.

I am drinking this as I type. My boyfriend and I wanted a sweet treat, so I doubled the recipe, followed it exactly, but added a handful of raspberries, as well as the suggested banana. Mmmm.... Thanks!


Thanks for the great recipe! I have a new vitamix and we wanted to find some new ideas. I tried adding a whole orange, which worked great, and then for the next batch, an egg. (We have our own chickens, so no worries about raw eggs) Yummy!

orange juice
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Thanks for the info.i'll try it! sounds great!!! :)

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