Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Classic Orange Julius

 I remember the good old days when I used to work at the mall as a teenager. On my breaks I would walk over to the Orange Julius stand and order a refreshing Orange Julius.

Now those stands have all disappeared as Orange Julius is now a part of Dairy Queen. It has been years since I have enjoyed the creamy frothiness of an OJ. I found myself very much craving one the other day and decided I would make this beloved drink for my family.

Now, I have to say that all the recipes out there are some new modern version of the classic drink - but they are not the same. The original recipe contains egg whites or meringue powder and all the new recipes have replaced that with milk. This classic drink was created in the 1920's and there was no milk in the recipe.

If you are worried about raw egg, I suggest you use liquid egg whites in the carton as they have been pasteurized.

This makes 2 servings, so increase ingredients as needed.

Orange Julius

  • 1 1/4 cups orange juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 Tbsp egg white
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups ice

In a blender, combine all of the ingredients except for the ice and blend on high for about 30 seconds. Add the ice and blend until cubes are crushed (another 20 seconds). Pour into glasses and serve. Enjoy!



Melanie @ Happy Being Healthy said...

Yum! This looks fabulous. I haven't had an Orange Julius in years!

Lisa said...

Orange Julius is inside Dairy Queen (in Texas)