Orange Glorious Shakes (Copycat of Orange Julius)

I haven’t posted a beverage recipe in a while, so here is one that I made just this morning.
Mmmmmm….I don’t know how many of you have heard about the famous Orange Julius.  I remember when my family was stationed in New York, back when I was 7 or 8, Orange Julius was the thing have.  I LOVED their orange shakes and would beg my parents to buy me one everytime we went to the mall.  When we moved to the south, I was surprised to find only one of their franchises where we lived.  I’m not even sure if they are still open or not 🙂
I came across this recipe years ago while searching for something fruity I can make in my blender.  Little did I know that this treat would become a family staple in our house.  Everytime my parents come to visit us, they are always requesting this shake.  My kids love it as well as my hubby.  And it actually does taste like the real thing 🙂   These shakes are soooooo easy to make also!  Just throw everything in the blender and blend till smooth and frothy.
The picture makes it look brown, but that was due to color issues from the camera.  I assure y’all, it’s really orange 🙂

Orange Glorious Shakes

(makes 2-4 servings)


2 cups milk
2 cups cold water
12 oz. can of frozen orange juice concentrate
12-15 cubes of ice
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract (optional)
1/4 cup of sugar
In a blender, combine all of the above ingredients.  Blend until smooth and frothy.  Enjoy 🙂
**Libby’s Notes:  Drink these immediately.  They do not turn out well if you make them and put them in the fridge for later.**





  1. I couldn't resist stopping by your page as I have a Dachshund named Libby. =) I, too, have a cooking blog so I am always happy to meet other food-bloggers! This shake looks fantastic. Maybe this will sound weird, but I have not had frozen, concentrated orange juice in years and for some reason this sounds really good to me. I will definitely be stopping back!!!

  2. I haven't had one of these in ages…sounds super! I have a giveaway ending tonight..check it out if you're interested 🙂

  3. This is my kind of drink, Libby. I have to buy some concentrate. I used to have it all the time but not recently.

  4. I loved these. I use to treat myself to these at the mall when I was in high school. So good!

    I have heard they actually have raw egg in them as well. Did you see that at all in any of the recipes?

  5. Thanks everyone 🙂 They are delicious 🙂 And Lori…no…I didn't see any raw eggs in any of the recipes that I found. It wouldn't surprise me though if they did actually put that in the original shake.

  6. I used to love these when I was a kid too. I haven't had one in years. These sound scrumptious!

  7. Oh my does this take me back to my childhood? I can see the stand in the mall where we used to get them. I bet I haven't had one in 30 years…wow, that's a long time. Found your blog via Sweet and Savory Says it all. Enjoying looking around.

  8. I have been trying to leave you a comment by the mousse but it keeps hanging up on me so here I am.

    Thanks for linking the mousse to Chocolate Obsession. I am going to run it weekly. People love chocolate. This mousse is really chocolate.

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