Wednesday, July 28, 2010
There are very few things I remember cooking in Teen Living. I remember puppy chow (anyone with me on that) and omelets (which I did not get a good grade on, by the way). And I very distinctly remember making orange juliuses. I think I even "taught" my mom how to make them after we learned how in class. I'm sure she was thrilled to learn that you add orange juice concentrate to milk and ice to make a frothy drink.
Elizabeth emailed me her favorite orange julius recipe that her best friend's mom made for them on the mornings after a sleepover. I had a hunch this recipe would be exactly what I was looking for, and it was.
The OJ concentrate factor makes a lot more sense when I realized you add ice to make the drink cold and slushie, so if you were using regular juice it might taste watered down. I used whole milk, though Elizabeth says skim or 2% works just fine.
Courtesy of Elizabeth
6 oz. orange juice concentrate (which was half of a 12 oz. can for me)
1 cup milk
1 cup water
1/4-1/2 cup sugar (depending on your sweet tooth)
1 teaspoon vanilla
10-12 ice cubes (depending on the size your fridge makes)
Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend for 30-45 seconds until the ice is completely crushed. The drink should be frothy and smooth. Serve immediately. Makes 1-4 servings depending on your thirst.