June 5th, 2014

Copycat Orange Julius

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My youngest loves (and I mean LOVES) Orange Julius. He’ll ask for one any time we come within five miles of an Orange Julius establishment. Thank goodness we’ve learned how to make Copycat Orange Julius at home! 

Copycat Orange Julius

And according to my kids, the homemade version is even better than the original.

This frosty orange beverage is especially fun to make during the hot summer months, and chances are, you already have the ingredients on hand.

I usually double the recipe for my family of five, which requires blending up two separate batches.

But it’s so easy, I can make two batches in about five minutes!  And my nine-year old thinks I’m the mom of the year!

Copycat Orange Julius

Preparation 5 mins Total Time 5 mins


  • 6 ounces frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and pulse to break up the ice.
  2. Continue to blend until everything is fully combined. Serve immediately
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Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from Mom on Timeout.



  1. This looks so refreshing. My little man would probably enjoy it. 🙂

  2. I will have to try this with almond milk. Love the simplicity of the recipe! It really does look super authentic! Also, the umbrella is so adorable!!!


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