I found this post entirely appropriate for the month of October because this drink is ORANGE. Halloween-ish, no?
It also happens to be my favorite childhood treat: ORANGE JULIUS.
If you were born in the 80’s & don’t know what an Orange Julius is, WHO ARE YOU? Wait, what? Have you even lived?
Quick background: an Orange Julius was a total staple at every county fair in the U.S. We legit could not go to the fair without forcing my dad to stand in the longest line ever to buy a sweet, fluffy Orange Julius. The drink tastes like vanilla ice cream with a hint of orange.
Just really perfect in every way.
Of course this is back in the day, before I found out the real ingredients. The ingredients are basically GNARLY & full of fake crap, so recently I decided I HAD to create The Skinny Confidential version of an OJ.
This bright idea came to me the other night before getting into bed. For some reason all my taste buds were craving something orange & ice cream-y.
LIGHT BULB MOMENT.
Thank God we had coconut ice cream AND oranges in the fridge.
I had to share this recipe because I feel like it would be unfair to keep this to myself, so I got my shit together & shot a full on video:
Firstly, this skinny version tastes EXACTLY like an Orange Julius.
Like you’re going to straight up die when you taste it. The kid in you will go crazzzzy.
Here’s a recipe breakdown:
Skinny, INSANE Orange Julius:
Directions: add ice, coconut ice cream, & oranges to blender. Top with dairy-free milk. Sprinkle coconut sugar & blend. Pour into a chilled glass & garnish with orange zest or peel ( tip: rub the peel on the rim for an extra orange-y flavor! ). Keep it as fluffy as possible.
For the record, Michael looked like he wanted to propose all over again when I presented him with this concoction.
But do you blame him? I feel like you totally get it if you’ve enjoyed an Orange Julius circa 1992, county fair style ( possibly multi-tasking with a Hot Dog on a Stick? Or maybe you were more of a Cinnabon girl? ).
If you don’t get it, try this & prepare yourself.
( MOMS! Make this for your kids on Halloween. ‘Candy’ in a glass! ).
Ok, signing off for the night. CHEERS! – lauryn
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