Orange Julius

BY : PUBLISHED : May 15th, 2014 UPDATED: September 29th, 2022

It's getting hot here in San Francisco, and this hit the spot.  A quick and easy way to cool down and relive a childhood favorite.

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Small glass of orange julius next to a cut orange on a wood counter.

Small glass of orange julius next to a cut orange on a wood counter.

Easy Orange Julius Smoothie Recipe

Make an orange julius at home with just five simple ingredients! We’ve ditched the egg whites, which give it a frothy, creamier texture, to make one that’s just as good but is completely plant-based! Whip it up in just minutes for a tasty treat that kids and adults love!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 128 kcal
METHOD Blender
DIET Vegan


  • 6 ounces of orange juice concentrate
  • ¼ cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 cup of vanilla plant-based milk
  • 1 cup of water
  • 12 ice cubes


  • Add everything to the blender, except the ice cubes.
  • Blend together, and then add an ice cube at a time, continuing to blend.
  • Serve immediately.


  • For more vanilla flavor use vanilla-flavored plant milk!
  • Adjust the thickness of your orange julius to your liking! All it takes is adding more or less ice!
  • Make sure to use orange concentrate for the most intense orange flavor!


Calories: 128kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 88mgPotassium: 288mgFiber: 1gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 161IUVitamin C: 59mgCalcium: 92mgIron: 1mg
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Disclaimer: Although attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, kindly note that these are only estimates. Nutritional information may be affected based on the product type, the brand that was purchased, and in other unforeseeable ways. will not be held liable for any loss or damage resulting for your reliance on nutritional information. If you need to follow a specific caloric regimen, please consult your doctor first.

About Jake

Jake switched to a plant based diet in 1996 and quickly realized he had no idea how to cook. All these years later and he's still trying to figure it out...

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