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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 instant nonfat dry milk powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 10 to 12 ice cubes
  • Orange slices and mint, optional


  • 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.

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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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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