I used to make something similar by blending together vanilla ice cream and orange juice in equal amounts. It's quite good, really. You could have all sorts of fun with this basic recipe by adding different ingredients. I'm quite fond of mangoes, myself.
1 1/4 cups orange juice
1 cup water
3 tablespoons egg white or egg substitute
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups ice
Combine all of the ingredients except ice in a blender and blend on high speed for 15-30 seconds or until the sugar is dissolved. Add the ice and blend for another 10 to 15 seconds or so, until ice is mostly crushed yet still a bit coarse.
Makes 2 16-ounce drinks.
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 x Ice
1 x Orange Juice
1 x Water
2 T Syrup
1 t Instant Vanilla Pudding
1) Take a blender. Fill 3/4 full with ice.
2) Add orange juice to about 1/3 way up the ice.
3) Add water to top of the ice.
4) Add about 1-2 tablespoons simple syrup (vanilla syrup can be
5) Add 1 teaspoon of instant vanilla pudding (that is the
6) Blend until smooth.
As the trend for fruit smoothies surged in the 1990’s, the Orange Julius company didn’t want to be left out. After all, Orange Julius developed what was the first smoothies on the block, with the original Orange Julius blended drink back in 1926. But as thicker smoothie drinks of more complex blends became popular, Orange Julius set out to put its own twist on the fruity beverage by using a special additive called coconut-almond compound (while trademarking a unique spelling of the word “smoothie” with a “Y”). In addition to a scoop of the powdery compound that’s added to the original Orange Julius drinks, servers add a scoop of this new powder. In that secret powder are some thickening agents (such as powdered egg whites), plus flavors that include coconut and almond. So, here now is a way you can clone your own version of the most popular variety of the chain’s Classic Smoothy using coconut syrup and almond extract as part of your own homemade secret “compound.”
Orange Julius® Strawberry-Banana Classic Smoothy®
1/2 cup orange juice
3 tablespoons pasteurized egg white or egg substitute
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup coconut syrup (such as Coco Lopez)
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
2 medium ripe bananas
1 10-ounce box frozen strawberries in syrup, thawed
3 cups ice
1. Combine all ingredients except banana, strawberries, and ice in a blender and blend on high speed for 15 seconds or until sugar is dissolved.
2. Add banana, strawberries and ice and blend until ice is crushed. Pour into two 16-ounce glasses, add a straw and serve.
Marge, I found three web sites that have slightly different recipes for Orange Julius (i am uncertain of spelling as well, I will check the spelling when I next time go to the mall here in Eugene, believe it or not there is still one here and it is very busy)