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Homemade Orange Refresher Recipe

Homemade Orange Refresher Recipe

"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. YIELD:4 servings


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


  • 1. Combine the first five ingredients in a blender container and process at high speed. Add ice cubes, a few at a time, blending until slushy. Garnish with orange slices and mint if desired. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe Note

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.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 191 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 82mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.

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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."

carrie carney
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2009

"This is very nice for a brunch."

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