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Orange Julius
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Post# 1018683   12/20/2018 at 22:27 by RP2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Orangemageddon is upon us in the backyard of the new house.  They're seedless Navels but are still worth juicing, which is what I did with them at our pre-previous house.


I just googled a recipe for Orange Julius and while they all claim to be the same or better than the real deal, they all call for frozen orange juice concentrate.  My recollection of an Orange Julius outlet was a large tub-top dispenser for fresh squeezed juice that had to be reconstituted before extracting (a la shake/whirl well before using).  It was part of the process.   It's been a long time since I visited an Orange Julius so anyone feel free to correct or contribute on this.


Liquid amounts called for in these recipes are:  6 oz of frozen concentrate, two cups of milk, and 1.5 cups of ice.  The recipes say the ice is key.  How would I go about substituting fresh juice for concentrate?  Or are those "Orange Frost" packets at the supermarket a less troublesome option?  I'm preparing to give the Lady Kenmore a workout with the Osterizer "Fusion" blade over the next couple of months.




I did find recipes for fresh squeezed, but the amounts for both fresh and frozen recipes are all over the map.  I may just have to visit the one OJ outlet I know of in this "town" of 1M+ and remind myself of the flavors I'll be trying to recreate.

Post# 1018695 , Reply# 1   12/21/2018 at 07:36 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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this basically is nothing more than a Creamsickle….

well you would have to reduce one liquid for another...…

since fresh squeezed would have more water content, you have to reduce in other areas, like the milk....

1 1/2 c. of OJ
1 c. of half and half...vanilla ice cream works too, like Breyers
1/4 c. of sugar
1/4 tsp of baking soda
1 tsp vanilla

blend with ice, crushed preferred if your blender is not powerful...

of course we always kicked it up:

1 egg
2 shots vodka
2 shots peach schnapps

you can always toss in other items....strawberries, bananas, etc

and usually best if everything is chilled first, right down to the vanilla and the blender

I even seen strange concoctions of using orange sherbet, orange soda or Tang....right up there with Lavern's Milk and Pepsi

Post# 1018724 , Reply# 2   12/21/2018 at 10:49 by Vintage1963 (Ohio)        

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Once I had Orange Julius and once was enough for me. I thought I was going to puke. I hate Creamsicles and I had no idea they were the same thing, only in frozen, chewable form. I really thought I would like it since I love oranges, orange sherbet, etc, but I was unpleasantly surprised.

Post# 1018738 , Reply# 3   12/21/2018 at 12:11 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
I agree

Ilove oranges, but orange Julius is not good to me!

Post# 1018795 , Reply# 4   12/21/2018 at 23:30 by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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I never cared for Orange Julius either.. There were all over the place in Vancouver back in the day,, every shopping center had one it seemed. And to make them even weirder for an extra charge they would add a raw egg to it. YUK. I do remember they used commercial Hamilton Beach blenders to make them

Post# 1018800 , Reply# 5   12/22/2018 at 00:44 by RP2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Yeah, I never paid extra for the egg.  I can't imagine it impacting the taste much so I suppose it was some sort of health or extra-rich gimmick.

Post# 1018853 , Reply# 6   12/22/2018 at 16:55 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

I remember the Frosted Orange drink at the Varsity and was able to get something like it with vanilla ice cream, Tang and ice water in the blender jar.

Post# 1018868 , Reply# 7   12/22/2018 at 18:08 by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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We had a canned concoction name of Orange Whip at beginning of the theater.  Mixed with water and run in a recirculating refrigerated dispenser with a whipper that ran on dispensing.  It was a "hot" thing for a few years.  The dispenser unit had to be cleaned regularly and the stuff went bad fairly quickly.  Wasn't much missed when dropped.

Post# 1018883 , Reply# 8   12/22/2018 at 21:57 by fan-of-fans (Florida)        

I've never tried it, but we have Orange Julius at the Dairy Queens here. They use Vitamix blenders to make them, that say "Orange Julius by Vitamix" or something like that on them.

I did try making an orange milkshake in my blender with vanilla ice cream and orange juice, but it didn't turn out quite right. Not bad but a little weak in the orange taste. Tom suggested I use Tang, but I haven't gotten any yet to try.

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