Homemade Orange Refresher Recipe
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Homemade Orange Refresher Recipe

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"Family and friends will thank you for serving this cool, tangy orange drink on warm evenings," assures Iola Egle of McCook, Nebraska.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 can (6 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup instant nonfat dry milk powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 10 to 12 ice cubes
  • Orange slices and mint, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 191 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 82mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (40g sugars, trace fiber), 6g protein


  1. in a blender, combine the first five ingredients; cover and process on high until smooth. Add ice cubes, a few at a time, blending until slushy. Serve in chilled glasses. Garnish with orange slices and mint if desired. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: For a fancy glass edge, invert glass and dip into orange juice and then sugar; let dry 1 hour before filling glass.
Originally published as Homemade Orange Refresher in Taste of Home August/September 1994, p64

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Reviewed Feb. 24, 2013

"Very yummy. I also used Splenda in place of the sugar. My family loved it!"

Reviewed Jul. 20, 2010

"Very Refreshing, Great for first thing in the morning."

Reviewed May. 6, 2010

"My only change is to use Splenda to tasate in place of sugar, as the concentrate is sweet enough. This makes for a refreshing treat on a warm night."

Reviewed Jun. 20, 2009

"This is very nice for a brunch."

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