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Copycat Orange Julius

Copycat Orange Julius – a frothy orange drink that is a copycat from the Orange Julius restaurant. Make it at home in just minutes, it is great to add to your breakfast or as an afternoon snack.

This post is sponsored by Imperial Sugar. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Do you remember Orange Julius from when you were a kid? It was the thing to do in junior high; go to the mall, hang out with friends and get an Orange Julius or maybe a cookie from Mrs. Fields. I can’t remember the last time I actually had one, ours closed before I even graduated high school.

Well now you can relive those days and make your own tasty, frothy orange drink at home! It is so easy, takes about 5 minutes and just a few basic ingredients. A fun thing to make with breakfast or brunch and share with the whole family.

a glass of copycat orange julius with an orange slice

Click HERE to get the recipe.

What Is An Orange Julius

Orange Julius is an American chain restaurant, that serves all kinds of different fruit drinks and smoothies. They range from super fruity and more like dessert to loaded with veggies and protein and on the healthy side.

They serve a signature orange drink called the Orange Julius and this is a copycat version of theirs that you can make at home any time!

ingredients to make orange julius

What’s In An Orange Julius

  • Orange Juice Concentrate
  • Milk
  • Water
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Ice Cubes

It all comes together in frothy, sweet, orange juice like smoothie. It is great to add to breakfast or brunch or just as an afternoon snack.

If you are making Crockpot Breakfast Casserole or No Yeast Cinnamon Rolls for a weekend breakfast, this orange smoothie will definitely complete your meal.

orange julius ingredients in the blender

How To Make Orange Julius

This smoothie could not be easier to make, you can have the kids do it, while you get the rest of breakfast ready!

  1. Add all of the ingredients to your blender.
  2. Blend until it is nice and smooth and everything is well blended.
  3. Pour into glasses and serve!
orange julius copycat in a glass with a straw

Recipe Tips

  • If you don’t have orange juice concentrate, freeze regular orange juice and use that. You can freeze on a baking tray and break it up or in ice cube trays. But if you just use fresh orange juice the consistency will be different.
  • Try adding other fruits. At Orange Julius you can add strawberries and other fruits to this drink. So throw in a different fruits and see what your favorite combination is.
  • Powdered sugar is best to use for this recipe as it blends well with the smoothie and dissolves easily.
looking down on a frothy orange drink in a glass

Got Leftovers

A fun way to store the leftovers is to pour it into a popsicle mold to freeze. Then you have a frozen treat for later! You can even make a double batch if you want to store some popsicles in the freezer for a hot day.

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pinterest collage of close up orange julius drink in a glass with a straw

I am sharing this recipe over at Imperial Sugar today. Click on Orange Julius to get the FULL Recipe.

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Tuesday 13th of July 2021

This is my kids' new favorite!!


Monday 12th of July 2021

My hubby and son loved this recipe! So refreshing and cooling especially for the summertime! Such an easy and simple recipe! We love this! Thank you!


Sunday 11th of July 2021

This is PERFECTION! I can't wait to give this a try!


Sunday 11th of July 2021

I go crazy over the orange flavor! I will definitely make it!


Friday 9th of July 2021

Very delicious and refreshing, tastes just like the original!

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