Orange Julius Copycat

This Orange Julius Copycat tastes JUST like the famous original drink!

I could walk through the desert for days and not be as thirsty as I get while photographing weddings. As I wait for the bride and groom to smooch, I think about slurping down a super-cold slushy or a big fat glass of ice cold water. I need to buy one of those nerdy water backpacks with a bendy straw that wraps around to my mouth.

One of the drinks I dream of in times of thirst is the good ol' Orange Julius. It is soooo refreshing and cold and satisfying on a hot summer day. After my wedding last weekend, the thirst would not subside and IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT I would have chopped off a couple fingers for an Orange Julius. The next day, I googled orange julius copycat recipe and immediately created this delicious drink. It tastes EXACTLY like the original. My little boys and I literally slurped down the entire batch in minutes.

One blender, five ingredients, two minutes...thirst quenched!

Other yummy kid drinks: Fruit Cubes, Mixed Berry Smoothie and Homemade Shamrock Shakes!

Orange Julius Copycat

This thirst-quenching, delicious summertime drink tastes JUST like the original! (source:

Contributed by Megan Porta from

Published Jun 27, 2015

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Serves: 4

Total time: 5 min

Copycat Orange Julius


  • 6 oz. frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 5 ice cubes
  1. Place all ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve immediately!