How to Make Orange Julius with Real Food Ingredients

A few weeks ago I got a 40lb box of oranges for a great deal. In an effort to get them used up before they turn into penicillin, I made a fun treat for the family. I saw an idea on a blog but for the life of me, can't find it. So, sorry, I can't give credit where credit is due. So, I just made it up as I went along, which is usually what I do anyhow.

Juice 10 oranges, and if you have one, throw in a pineapple as well. Then freeze the juice into cubes.
When the juice is frozen, you are ready to make bliss in a blender.

1 1/2 cups milk (raw is a good choice here).
1/2 cup heavy cream (it is not the devil).
1 t vanilla
3 drops orange essential oil (Makes it soo sweet without adding sugar).
2 pastured eggs
2-4 T honey or evaporated cane sugar
Enough of your orange ice to bring the liquid to the 4 C mark on the blender.

Then give it a whirl! Orange Julius!

The eggs and cream make it so creamy and honestly, 4T of sweetener made it too sweet. The Orange oils adds a lot of sweetness. If you don't believe me, just try it. My sugar addicted husband and son loved it so much they licked drops off  the table. So, I made another batch and they fought over that too. We need more oranges!

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  1. You are the Orange Julia queen! Can't wait to try this rendition though.

  2. Hi Janine,
    Your little one is just adorable and the Orange Julia is fantastic!
    Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Thanks for stopping by. And thanks for hosting the link party.

  3. Janine,

    This looks yummy! Thanks for sharing. :)

    - Erin

  4. Yummy! I haven't had an orange since spring... Sounds good :)

    1. They are cheap in the fall, at least in Oklahoma, so I will be stocking up soon.

  5. One of my favorite memories of my childhood is Orange Julius. They had a store at the mall and every once in a while............my mother would actually say yes and we would got to get one. I look forward to giving this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing this with our Let's Get Real hop readers. I love all of the great ingredients that you used for this.

  6. This looks great! Thanks so much for sharing it on WNWNW, I've pinned it :)

  7. Oranges are cheap here in the winter, but that's the wrong time for the frozen goodness…what to do?!

    1. Last night for dinner, my husband had an Orange Julius in one hand and a cup of cocoa in the other!

  8. Oh my! I LOVE Orange Julius' This looks like a great recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    Matthew 6:33

  9. I have never had this before and it looks so tasty! May have to give it a try.
    Stopping by from the "Creative Home and Garden" hop. Following you on Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook. Looking forward to reading more of your posts.
    Have a great week :)
    Bismah @
    Simple Msma

  10. That looks so yummy! Can't wait to try it!

  11. I grew up with an Orange Julius in my area and just love that drink. Can't wait to try it. Thanks