To make a classic Orange Julius, blend 6 ounces orange juice, 1 cup milk and 1 cup water with 1/4 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla until smooth. Add 10 ice cubes, one at a time, through the opening in the blender lid. Blend until smooth, and serve immediately.
For a twist on the classic Orange Julius, make a strawberry banana Orange Julius. Blend 3 ounces of orange juice with 1 small banana and 1 cup of strawberries until smooth. Add in 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup water, 1 teaspoon sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and continue to blend. Serve immediately.
To make a healthier Orange Julius with the added bonus of 14 grams of protein per serving, blend 2 cups nonfat vanilla yogurt and 2 cups nonfat mixed berry yogurt with 3 1/4 cups nonfat milk and 1 1/2 cups frozen orange juice concentrate. Blend until smooth, about 10 seconds.
An Orange Julius can also be served as an adult beverage. Blend 1 can frozen orange juice and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract with 6 ounces of milk, 1 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar. Add in 1/4 to 1/2 cup vodka or whiskey. Slowly blend in 8 ice cubes until smooth and serve immediately.