Creamy Orange Blast Inspired By Orange Julius
Some of my childhood years were spent in beautiful California where afternoons at local malls were a quintessential part of weekends. One of my favorite parts of going to the mall was getting a drink made by a company called Orange Julius. It was a creamy icy blend of orange with a very distinctive sweet flavor. Years later I would come back to the same mall I used to go to in San Francisco only to find that Orange Julius was gone. After doing some research and locating someone who used to work for the company, I finally got the basic recipe and here is my tweaked and healthier version of this Creamy Orange Blast inspired by Orange Julius- my childhood cocktail come to life! A kid friendly drink can’t get healthier than this and it’s so yummy for summer parties!
3 cups crushed ice (or ice cubes)
3 cups fresh orange juice
1 ½ cups whole milk (substitute skim milk)
1 1/2 tablespoons teaspoons vanilla essence
Place all the ingredients together in a blender. Blend on high until smooth and frothy (1 to 2 minutes). Serve immediately.