When I was a kid, I would take shopping trips with my mom to the Logan Valley Mall. One of the places I looked forward to visiting was Orange Julius. Every shopping trip would end with a Julius drink. However, times have changed the Logan Valley Mall. Many stores have closed, including Orange Julius.
After some time without a Julius drink, I decided to do some investigating on copycat recipes. That’s when I came across two recipes I wanted to try: Heidi’s 5 Ingredient Strawberry Julius and Budget 101’s Homemade Orange Julius. These recipes were simple and easy to make.
To begin, I started with my personal favorite, the Strawberry Julius. This recipe was ready in under ten minutes. The Julius was simple to make. The first thing I noticed was the color. It was really dark when comparing it to a store-bought Strawberry Julius. The drink was delicious, but it was extremely sugary. If I were to make this recipe again, I would alter the amount of sugar to only a 1/4 cup of sugar like the Orange Julius drink recipe.
Heidi’s Ingredient List:
- 6 Strawberries, Frozen
- A Cup of Milk
- 1/2 Cup Sugar
- 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
- A scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream
- 2 Large Ice Cubes
Next, I went onto trying the Orange Julius recipe, which is my cousin’s favorite. Because I’ve never been a fan of the Orange Julius drink, I went to him for a review. He said it tasted like a replica of the store-bought Julius. Although I did not taste the drink, I will note that the color reminded me of the store-bought drink as well. I will be making this recipe more for him!
Budget 101’s Ingredient List:
- A Can of Concentrated Orange Juice
- 1 Cup Milk
- 1 Cup Water
- 1/4 Cup Sugar
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 12 Ice Cubes
To conclude, I would be open to trying more copycat recipes for the Julius drinks. Thank you for reading my article and reviews on these recipes. I hope you give them a try as well. Please check out all the recent blogs on my blog page.
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