We are obviously obsessed with cool drinks and treats in this hot weather! My mom always made orange julius for us as kids, so making this recipe was a very nostalgic experience. I loved drinking Orange Julius throughout the summer as a kid, so I thought a lot about my own mom and my own childhood as a whipped up this recipe with the kiddos. The kids had a blast and drank it so fast I almost didn’t have time to take any pictures.
GETTING THE KIDS INVOLVED
This is another super easy recipe that kids can do almost by themselves. Jack loved adding all the ingredients and Nora loved putting in the ice cubes in. It was hilarious to watch her, the ice cubes kept slipping out of her little hands and flying across the room before she could add them to the blender. They also loved pushing the button to the blender. Every drink we have made has been blended FAR more than it probably should have been.
EDUCATE WHILE YOU BAKE
This is another opportunity to count the ice cubes (math!). Also just a great chance to read off instructions and see how well the kiddos can follow along without your guidance 🙂
What are some of your kids favorite smoothie combinations? Would love to hear your comments!
Copycat Orange Julius
- 1 can frozen orange concentrate
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup cold water
- 1/8 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups ice cubes
Combine everything in a blender
Pulse blender several times to combine
ADULT TASKS: Pour milk, water, sugar and vanilla into measuring cups for the kids to add. I melted the frozen orange juice concentrate enough that it came out when they squeezed (optional)
KIDS TASKS: Adding all the ingredients to the blender, pounding out the ice-cube and counting out ice cubes into the blender, squeezing orange juice out and blending together
Recipe take from Dishes and Dustbunnies: Copycat Orange Julius Recipe