Dairy Queen Orange Julius

Dairy Queen Orange Julius

Are you feeling nostalgic for those hot summer days when you’d hit up a Dairy Queen Orange Julius? Well, fear not my friend, because I’ve got just the recipe for you! And the best part? You don’t even have to leave your house (or put on pants, for that matter).

With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up a refreshing Orange Julius that’ll transport you back to the good ol’ days. So grab your blender and let’s get to juicing (or blending, rather).

Dairy Queen Orange Julius

Dairy Queen Orange Julius
Course Drinks
Cuisine American


  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup milk whole milk or 2% work best
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup ice


  • In a blender, combine the orange juice, milk, vanilla extract, sugar, and ice.
  • Blend on high speed until smooth and frothy.
  • Pour the Orange Julius into a glass and .
  • Garnish with a slice of orange or a straw.
  • Enjoy immediately.
Keyword Dairy Queen Orange Julius

See? I told you it was easy! And if you’re feeling extra fancy, you can even add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to make it a creamsicle-inspired treat.

Now, if you’re wondering what makes an Orange Julius so special, let me fill you in. It’s all about that creamy, frothy texture that comes from a secret ingredient – egg whites! But since raw egg whites can be a little sketchy, we’re skipping that step and relying on the power of milk and ice to achieve that same creamy texture.

So go ahead, whip up a batch of this refreshing and nostalgic drink, and relive those Dairy Queen memories without ever leaving your home (or putting on pants).

Tips for making Dairy Queen (DQ) Orange Julius

  • Use Orange Juice Concentrate
  • Create a Frothy Perfection is the key


A single serving of this Dairy Queen Orange Julius recipe is approximately 200 calories. It contains vitamin C from the orange juice, calcium and protein from the milk, and a moderate amount of sugar. To make it even healthier, consider using fresh-squeezed orange juice or a sugar substitute instead of regular sugar. There is also some Dextrose, Maltodextrin, Xanthan gum, Karaya gum, guar gum, modified food starch, and citric acid.

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How can I make this drink more boozy?

Ah, I see you’re a person after my own heart. While I wouldn’t recommend getting too wild with this recipe, you can definitely add a little kick of alcohol to your Orange Julius. A splash of vodka or rum would pair nicely with the citrusy flavors. Just remember to enjoy responsibly!

Do I really need a blender for this recipe?

I mean, you could try shaking everything up in a mason jar like a fancy bartender, but let’s be real – a blender is the way to go here. It’ll give you that frothy, creamy texture that’s so essential to an Orange Julius. If you don’t have a blender, you could try using an immersion blender or a food processor, but the results may vary.

What happened to Orange Julius?

Orange Julius is still around! The popular chain of drink stands first started in 1926 and has since grown to over 500 locations worldwide. While the original Orange Julius drink was a blend of orange juice, milk, sugar, and vanilla that was served as a frothy drink.


In conclusion, making a dairy-free Orange Julius is easy – just swap out the milk for your favorite non-dairy alternative. While using fresh oranges is an option, using orange juice provides a more consistent flavor and texture. For those looking to add a little boozy kick to their drink, a splash of vodka or rum can do the trick.

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