I think having a special family drink is pretty cool. So I thought I would share ours.
Orange Julius was a very special but very rare treat in my family when I was a little girl. The recipe is my Mother's. I don't know where she stumbled upon it.
The kids run from what ever corner of the house the are hiding away in whenever they hear the blender pulse. We have made Orange Julius several times this summer.
It was especially wonderful when we were dying of record breaking temperatures. It is a perfect compliment to "breakfast dinners" which we happen to have very frequently. If there are eggs involved there is a 50/50 chance that we are having our favorite drink too. The kids love it when I make it for their friends when they are having sleep-overs. There are so many good excuses to indulge in this family favorite. So here is our top secret family recipe. Please share yours too. (HINT...HINT)
-2 cups milk (if you have whole, use it)
2 cups cold water
one 12oz can frozen orange juice concentrate (we use Minute Maid and I think it matters)
1 teaspoon (overflowing) vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar
a tray (about 12) ice cubes
Blend away...I usually have to take the top off of my blender because it is so full.