Orange Julios (Orange Juice & Vanilla Ice Cream Smoothies)

For those of us that live in Mexico, today is just another Monday.  But for my family and friends in the U.S., today is Labor Day and the unofficial end of summer.  Although for me, summer ended the day the kiddies went back to school.  And weather-wise, it hasn't felt much like summer either.  Last week we were treated to gray clouds, thunder, lightning and rain.  But today we were treated to a bright, sunny day that reminded me that it's still summer, even if only for a couple more weeks.

A bright, sunny day like today needs a bright, sunny drink to match.  Orange Julios are that perfect drink.  Orange Julios are my grandmother's version of the ever popular Orange Julius.  She always insisted that it was pronounced JULIOS!  Hubby calls them Naranjadas.   I call them Creamy & Delicious.

Freshly squeezed orange juice.

Vanilla ice cream.  (Freshly churned this morning! Not a must, but definitely a plus.)

A splash of milk.

And a raw egg, to make it extra creamy and frothy.  (But you can leave that out if you want!)

Orange Julios are so good you'll hope summer will hang around just a little longer.

Orange Julius/Naranjada

Orange Julios

  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg (optional)

Puree all of the ingredients in a blender until smooth.  Pour into a tall glass.  Enjoy!!!



  1. I love Orange Julius' any name!  If only I had the stuff, I'd make myself one right now =)

  2. Yummy. Julios or Julius. Who cares? Still good stuff. 

  3. Have you tried Orange Julius with malt powder in them?  Very, very nice!

  4. Ezzy Guerrero-LanguzziSeptember 6, 2011 at 6:46 AM

    You made me think of Cali with this one. When we were kids, our parents used to take us to the mall for a ride on the merry-go-round and an Orange Julios. Me quede con las ganas te tomarme uno. I hope back to school is going well for you guys. : )

  5. I would love to have one of these right now.  It looks delicious!

  6. creamy and delicious is right, I remember these too going to the mall to a franchise store by that name... never thought of making one but it it almost like a dreamsicle ice cream bar, minus the egg...

  7. Ah, reminds me of a creamsicle. I've craved them all summer & have gone to the OJ stores in the mall but I'll just make it on my own. Easy!

  8. I used to love sipping on a o julius at the mall!! I love the name orange julios!!

  9. judy, my son [now 40] has worked in just about every fast food type place in the US since he was a teenager.  he always said that what made the Orange Julius the Orange Julius was the malt. 

    and, by the way, he said the only fast food place he would patronize in the US was Subway because they really did bake the bread daily and dump all the unused ingredients at the end of the day. 

  10. The was very good!  My kids loved it!

  11. I absolutely love Orange Julios! I just recently tried one of their original drinks over at the mall, and I fell in love with that drink!!!! This one looks like it taste like one of the 50/50 bars!