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Frosty Orange Smoothie

This is a refreshing drink year-round, but it also is a festive beverage to serve around the holidays. Our Orange Julius recipe is a good alternative to sugared soft drinks, too. —Rita Swanson, Three Hills, Alberta
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 can (6 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 10 to 12 ice cubes


  • In a blender, combine the orange juice, milk, water, sugar and vanilla. Cover and blend until smooth. With blender running, add ice cubes, one at a time, through the opening in lid. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 156 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 31mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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  • A13
    Apr 20, 2014

    Hey, toss out the sugar and ice--this is delicious without it! My favorite smoothie because it is the smoothest!

  • mevgey
    May 27, 2013

    This has been a family favorite since my son brought the recipe home from school over 35 years. I also use this to make popsicles that the kids love.

  • websterx6
    Feb 9, 2013

    Great recipe! I used pineapple orange juice concentrate, and no sugar. It was plenty sweet.

  • SmilingRain
    Sep 7, 2012

    Absolutely delicious!

  • AustyPickler
    Jun 26, 2012

    This drink kept me alive through my 100 degree average summer!

  • kgburgess
    Jun 14, 2012

    This was delicious and tasted just like the ones I got in the mall as a kid! Yum! I doubled the amount of ice, used the orange juice concentrate in its frozen state (not thawed), and I used fat free milk and 4 drops of stevia extract instead of sugar. These changes reduced the calories per cup to 105. Yummy-licious!

    May 26, 2012

    Try eliminating the milk and add powdered egg whites instead.( Don't worry they are pasturized) More protein and much more like the real thing.

  • Rgrime
    Feb 27, 2012

    We loved this recipe. Not only was it easy, but it was delicious and reminded me of the orange juliuses I used to get at the mall as a child. I did add more ice than it suggested and a banana. Yummy. Next time I am going to add strawberries!

  • shina12
    Jan 24, 2012

    LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!

  • lovealwaysbrenda
    Mar 27, 2011

    love this drink! the perfect kind of sweet!