Monday, 10 June 2013

Orange Julius Shake


Aren’t cakers complicated? On the one hand, we’re all about convenience and ease when it comes to our food. So why do we have recipes for homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream, Skor Bars and Shake n’ Bake coating? After all, isn’t it easier just to go out and buy the damn things?

Easier, yes. Cheaper, no. And a caker penny saved is a penny that can towards getting your tips frosted. Why, just look at this Orange Julius. At the food court, you’d pay close to five bucks. This cost me less than two bucks to make. (Four bucks if you count the glass I bought at Goodwill.) And yes, it tastes just as good as the original, if not better. After all, it’s made with two essential caker ingredients: love and tightassedness.

True confession: My first job was working at an Orange Julius. I had to wear brown polyester. And I got fired. Consider this recipe my revenge. And yes, it’s best served cold.

1/3 can orange juice concentrate
1/3 cup skim milk
1/3 cup water
½ teaspoon vanilla
¼ cup sugar
5 or 6 ice cubes

Combine ingredients in blender then add ice cubes.


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15 comments:

  1. I guess you used the big can of orange juice concentrate? Do they even make the little cans any more? (It's been a while since I've looked in that particular department of the Frosted Foods section of my neighborhood grocer.)
    And just regular skim milk, eh? I've seen OJ recipes that use skim milk (or Dream Whip) powder, but not the liquid form. Definitely going to try this, as I've always loved a good Orange Julius.
    Oooh, you know what would be awesome? Orange Julius Flambé!

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    1. I used the cheapest can of OJ I could find. It probably didn't contain any real juice. Too bad they don't make concentrated Tang.
      I like the sounds of your Orange Julius Flambé. Might I suggest an Orange Julius Caesar to go along with it?

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    2. From now on, I'm going to suggest you make everything flambé.

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  2. Ouch. That hurts the teeth! Hehe

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    1. It might hurt the teeth, but it sure doesn't hurt the wallet.

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  3. Oh! Please spill the beans on what they really put into Orange Julius's!!! Skim milk powder? Sugar (ugh) and what else? If Orange Julius fired you, then you must be able to spill the trademark secret of the High Brow Orange Julius Recipe?

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    1. I remember there was a lot of sugar. I'd come home from work and my fingers would be welded together. There was some kind of powder we put in the drinks, if I remember correctly. They served hot dogs, too, on one of those rotating grills. All day long, they rolled up and down, up and down, up and down. It was mesmerizing.

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  4. Well, you HAVE to make your own Orange Julius since it seems that they all closed (at least I haven't seen one in ages).
    Being allowed to get one of these at the mall was always such a treat. I am definitely going to try these.

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    1. Orange Julius has merged with Dairy Queen. At least, that's the case in Canada. That way, you can wash your Blizzard down with an Orange Julius.

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  5. Score on the Spaghetti Factory glass. Awesome combination!

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    1. I KNOW! I was hoping someone would appreciate that gem. True story: I was thinking to myself, "I need an old school glass to put it in. Like one from the Spaghetti Factory." I stopped off at the Goodwill and lo and behold, there it was! Talk about divine caker intervention.

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  6. tightassedness; putting it into steady rotation here at Widget Maker central

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    1. I'm lobbying for it to be included in Webster's dictionary.

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  7. I made a Retro WW version of the Orange Julius once. It involved a raw egg and bread crumbs. I cried all day after drinking it.

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    1. Uh, I don't blame you. That sounds like an entirely new drink: Gag Julius.

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