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, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 82mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 0 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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shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 6006
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2013

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

st1988 User ID: 5296641 9606
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2010

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

meanmary5 User ID: 5028997 6785
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."

carrie carney User ID: 1551037 6982
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2009

"This is very nice for a brunch."

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