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Morning Orange Drink

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


6 servings (about 1 qt.)

I love to treat overnight guests to this creamy orange frappe. Just blitz a few basic ingredients in your blender and enjoy. —Joyce Mummau, Mount Airy, Maryland
Morning Orange Drink Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 can (6 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 10 ice cubes


  1. Combine the first 5 ingredients in a blender; process at high speed. Add ice cubes, a few at a time, blending until smooth. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 115 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 21mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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  • Joe
    Jun 23, 2020

    We call this Morir soñando, it's been around for decades. The secret is put your orange juice in plenty of ice to bring down the temperature as much as you can , then add the milk stirring constantly as not to curd the milk. Oh, nothing better than freshly squeezed tangy orange juice.

  • veggiemama
    Apr 27, 2019

    My family loved this. It was very easy to make. I would say it yields more like 4 servings than 6 though.

  • angela32
    Jan 22, 2019

    Absolutely love this drink and I don't have to drive to the mall to get one :D

  • herblady86
    Jan 19, 2019

    The original Orange Julius had an egg in it. And that's the way we always made ours when my kids were growing up. It's more nutritious than without the egg. I know they removed it because of salmonella issues but we lived on a farm and had fresh eggs daily and it wasn't a problem for us.

  • doxymama
    Jan 13, 2019

    To improve this recipe, omit the water altogether. Reduce the sugar to 1/4 cup powdered sugar, which doesn't leave it grainy. Then I give it 5 stars!

  • Jellybug
    Dec 30, 2018

    Mu husband went bananas. II thought it was a bit too sweet, but still delicious and served at breakfast,,

  • meliss.beyer
    May 16, 2018

    This drink was okay. I think I would reduce the sugar next time and maybe omit the water for more milk. It tasted good but separated quickly.

  • Robby1
    Jul 8, 2017

    So glad I finally got around to making this. It is absolutely delicious!! Used a 1/4 cup of sugar. My overnite guests will be so impressed.

  • bameiboo
    May 20, 2015

    I made this today as part of our ' big breakfast diet'- we eat most our days carbs and sweets in the morning having protein and veggies at dinner.It was super sweet, not in a good way. Next time I'll cut way back on the added sugar. But it was good and I will be making this drink again

  • WagnerLes
    Jun 24, 2014

    Really yummy and tart orange drink. I've made it many times, never fails!