Orange Julius is a drink that used to appear in malls everywhere; now they are mostly available at Dairy Queen. I loved drinking this delightful, frothy drink. Dave Oberg graciously submitted this recipe. One thing is for certain you don’t need to look for the Orange Julius recipe anymore.
Orange Julius is a drink that used to appear in malls everywhere; now this beverage is mostly available at Dairy Queen. One thing is certain, however – I loved drinking this delightful, frothy drink. Thanks to Dave Oberg for graciously submitting this recipe so you don’t need to go hunting anymore for how to make this old favorite. I will show you how to make an Orange Julius at home.
Love for the Orange Julius Recipe
This is a drink that used to appear in malls everywhere; now this beverage is mostly available at Dairy Queen. One thing is certain, however – I loved drinking this delightful, frothy drink. Thanks to Dave Oberg for graciously submitting this recipe so you don’t need to go hunting anymore for how to make an Orange Julius.
History of Orange Julius
Orange Julius is a chain of juice stands that grew out of one orange juice stand opened in Los Angeles in 1926 by Julius Freed. Initial sales were very modest, but in 1929, Freed’s real estate broker came up with a drink mix that made the acidic orange juice easier on his stomach. Freed’s stand took up this new drink, which had a frothy, creamy texture, and sales took off. It became so popular that people began lining up at the store and shouting, “Give me an Orange, Julius!” This acclaim led to the new drink being named the Orange Julius. In 1987, the Orange Julius chain was incorporated into Dairy Queen where you now are most likely to be able to drink an Orange Julius. So now you have to get you a Dairy Queen Orange Julius when you want to have one.
Some fun facts
- The original stand also provided Bible tracts and medicinal tonics.
- It became the official drink of the 1964 New York World’s Fair.
- During 1970 and the early 1980s,it used the image of a devil with a pitchfork inserted through an orange, along with the apt slogan, “A Devilish Good Drink.” This logo and slogan were later dropped because the logo was somewhat similar to that of Arizona State University’s mascot, Sparky.
About the Orange Julius
This frothy treat is a mixture of orange juice, milk, powdered egg whites, sweetener, vanilla flavoring, and ice. It’s a wonderfully frothy delicious drink that you will love. At home, orange juice was never like this. The Orange Julius was special, and I loved getting one of these. Now you can treat your family to an Orange Julius by making this easy to prepare at home. So now, you don’t even have to make a trip to the mall or a Dairy Queen to get one.
Back in the day, I think the original orange beverage was made with raw eggs, but I believe they’ve gotten away from this as many people feel uncomfortable with eating raw eggs. However, if you want to add raw eggs, you can get eggs that are pasteurized, and these are safe to consume. My recipe does not contain eggs.
Perfect for Summer
Although this is the perfect refreshing drink to make any time, it’s especially good in the heat of summer. It’s a fun, non-alcoholic beverage that your whole family will enjoy. And, an Orange Julius tastes even better if you use freshly-squeezed orange juice instead of concentrate. To make things easy, you can watch a video to see how to make this special drink.
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Get the secret recipe for the Orange Julius
- 2/3 cup orange juice concentrate
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 6 ice cubes (approx 1 1/2 cups ice)
- Put all ingredients in a blender, cover and blend until smooth. Hints: If you already have premixed orange juice, use 1 2/3 cups of that instead of the concentrate and water. If your ice cubes are from a tray, you may want to pre-crush them a bit because the ice blends better if it is not in large pieces.
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