Tipsy Orange Julius: 3 simple, all natural ingredients come together to create an adult version of a childhood favorite. With zero sugar added! And of course you can make this a mocktail instead of a cocktail for a heatly treat for the kids too!
We were walking through the mall the other day and as my husband began to grow anxious and impatient as I drifted in and out of stores, I heard him mumble that he better get an Orange Julius out of this torture.
Torture?!! Okay I will admit, shopping is kind of tortuous for even me–I can NEVER find what I am looking for. Or on the rare chance I do, it doesn’t fit. Story of my life. So I forgave him of his little outburst and he did in fact find a place to get his beloved Orange Julius.
When I asked him why they were so good, he looked at me with wide eyes. As if it was a sin to ask such a question. But the truth was, I never opted to get an Orange Julius at the mall. I opted for chocolate as my vice. So I tried a sip and yes–it was good and refreshing, but the sugar in that sucker!! WHOA!
As he slurped on his beverage and awaited the guaranteed sugar crash, he asked me if I could learn how to make this drink. Well, ask and you shall receive!
Behold my HEALTHY ORANGE JULIUS.
2 simple ingredients and I made a killer good rendition of the classic. Add in a splash of vanilla vodka and BAM– a TIPSY ORANGE JULIUS.
My secret? Orange juice concentrate. Oh yes, it is high in sugar–but natural sugars. Mixed with Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (that has zero grams of sugar) and the drink is perfectly balanced for a healthier spin on a decadent treat.
One version for the kids. One version for the adults. Sure to ease any day of shopping woes….just be sure to arrive home before partaking in the tipsy version!
Tipsy Orange Julius
- 1 container orange cocentrate still frozen
- 4 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 4 ounces vanilla vodka optional
Place all ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
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