I haven't posted a beverage recipe in a while, so here is one that I made just this morning.
Mmmmmm....I don't know how many of you have heard about the famous Orange Julius. I remember when my family was stationed in New York, back when I was 7 or 8, Orange Julius was the thing have. I LOVED their orange shakes and would beg my parents to buy me one everytime we went to the mall. When we moved to the south, I was surprised to find only one of their franchises where we lived. I'm not even sure if they are still open or not :)
I came across this recipe years ago while searching for something fruity I can make in my blender. Little did I know that this treat would become a family staple in our house. Everytime my parents come to visit us, they are always requesting this shake. My kids love it as well as my hubby. And it actually does taste like the real thing :) These shakes are soooooo easy to make also! Just throw everything in the blender and blend till smooth and frothy.
The picture makes it look brown, but that was due to color issues from the camera. I assure y'all, it's really orange :)
Orange Glorious Shakes
(makes 2-4 servings)
1 cup milk
1 cup cold water
Half a can of frozen orange juice concentrate
12-15 cubes of ice
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract (optional)
1/8 cup of sugar
In a blender, combine all of the above ingredients. Blend until smooth and frothy. Enjoy :)
**Libby's Notes: Drink these immediately. They do not turn out well if you make them and put them in the fridge for later.**