Homemade Orange Julius Smoothies

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Homemade Orange Julius Smoothies, a blast from our childhoods, are the perfect indulgent treat for summer! Kids can help make them, too! 

blast from the past- make homemade orange julius! simple and easy


One of my favorite treats growing up was getting a delicious, smooth, and refreshing Orange Julius smoothies at the mall. There was nothing better- the almost sickeningly sweet, creamy, and thick orange smoothies were always amazing as a kid.

In elementary school, a friend of mine and I took a cooking class and we made all sorts of delicious treats like pancakes and strawberry sauce- and thick, creamy, and delicious orange julius smoothies.

They were so good- and I loved that I knew how to make one of my favorite treats at home!


These delicious orange smoothies taste just like orange julius- at home!


In all honesty, I haven’t made one since probably the fifth grade. They are not exactly good for you- but man, they are DELICIOUS!


These homemade orange julius smoothies are so delicious- I havent made these since I was a kid!


I recently made the, for my kids, and they FLIPPED.

They have never had an actual orange julius – but they loved helping to make these.


These orange julius smothies are so easy and delicious!


Pro tip: don’t use cheap orange juice. Buy the higher quality concentrate, since you’ll get a weird fake flavor if the concentrate isn’t your favorite!


yum! love these homemade orange julius smoothies!

Homemade Orange Julius Smoothies

Homemade Orange Julius Smoothies
Recipe type: drink
Cuisine: american
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 2
Delicious, easy, creamy and full of vanilla and orange flavor- these homemade orange julius smoothies taste just like the real thing - even your kids can make them!
  • 1 cup milk (whole, 2%, or skim)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 6-ounce can frozen orange juice concentrate
  • ½ cup sugar (or sugar substitutes, check package for equivalence)
  • 1½ cups ice
  1. Add ingredients to a blender and blend on high until smooth.



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