Make your own copycat Orange Julius in minutes with just 4 simple ingredients! It's quick, easy, and tastes just like the real thing. Tangy, creamy, frothy, and absolutely delicious.
Making this Orange Julius copycat recipe is a great way to save money and still enjoy the same great taste!
It's super simple to make: just blend 4 simple ingredients and enjoy.
I'm sure you remember Orange Julius. It was in alllll the malls in the 90s and was super popular. It's still around, but a bit less ubiquitous, and is often in Dairy Queen outlets.
Where I live, we don't even have an Orange Julius at the mall anymore (gasp!).
So, I set out to recreate my own version of their famous drink. I tested a few different combinations, then hit on the exact copycat with this recipe!
I hope you'll love it as much as we do.
It takes me right back to hanging out at the mall with my friends in the 90s, sampling Body Shop vanilla perfume, reading our horoscopes in those little scrolls, and of course, grabbing a refreshing, creamy Orange Julius!
If you love copycat recipes of your favorite restaurant classics (like I do!), then be sure to check out Honey Walnut Cream Cheese (Panera copycat), Arby's Horsey Sauce, Chipotle Southwest Sauce (Subway copycat), or Texas Roadhouse Seasoned Rice.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- A copycat Orange Julius is an easy and delicious way to get your daily dose of vitamin C.
- You only need 4 ingredients and 3 minutes!
- It's a refreshingly sweet, creamy, frothy, and citrusy treat.
- This copycat recipe is quick and easy to make.
- It's a great way to cool down on a hot summer day.
- This is a fun drink to make with the kids.
- It's a great pick-me-up for an afternoon slump.
You only need simple pantry ingredients for this recipe!
- Frozen orange juice concentrate - the usual canned frozen OJ. I use Minute Maid. You'll need it to be partially thawed (leave it on the countertop for 15 minutes). No need to add any water.
- Milk - I use whole milk to keep the Orange Julius nice and creamy. If you want it lighter, 2% will work too, but won't be quite so creamy.
- Instant Vanilla Pudding powder - this makes it sweet, creamy, and rich!
- Ice - to keep your drink thick and cold.
See the recipe card for quantities and method.
Follow these step-by-step instructions, then scroll down for the full ingredients list and method.
It is SO EASY to make your own homemade copycat Orange Julius. It's easier than going to the mall!
- Add all ingredients to a blender.
2. Process until smooth and frothy.
3. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Scroll down for the full ingredients list and method.
For the full 1990s mall rat experience, serve up your Orange Julius with some copycat recipes of mall food court classics!
- Mrs. Fields Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- Wetzel's Pretzels Soft Pretzels
- Sbarro's Baked Ziti
- Panda Express Orange Chicken
- DIY Dippin Dots
- Auntie Anne's Pretzels
- Baskin Robbin's Ice Cream Cake
- Hot Dog on a Stick
- Dairy Queen Blizzard
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Orange Julius Copycat
- 6 ounce can frozen orange juice concentrate partially thawed (no water added)
- 1 cup whole milk
- ½ cup ice
- 1 tablespoon instant vanilla pudding mix powder
- Add all ingredients to a blender.
- Process until smooth and frothy.
- Serve and enjoy!
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.