Orange Julius Recipe

It may still be snowing in your neck of the woods, but this Orange Julius recipe inspired by Dairy Queen will remind you of the warmer days to come. All it takes is a couple of minutes and a handful of ingredients that you may already have on hand in your kitchen.

Copycat Orange Julius Recipe from Dairy Queen

Orange Julius recipe

Serves Prep Time Cook Time Total Time
1 2 min NA 2 min


  • 6 oz frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • Whipped topping (optional)


  1. Blend ingredients until you have a smooth, thick consistency. Keeping the orange juice concentrate gives you the perfect thickness!
  2. Top with whipped cream if desired, and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 604
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.4g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 121mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 128g 47%
Dietary Fiber 1.4g 5%
Total Sugars 125.6g
Protein 12.1g
Vitamin D 1mcg 6%
Calcium 345mg 27%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 1299mg 28%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • For a dairy-free alternative, you can use almond, soy, oat, or coconut milk, but it may alter the flavor a bit.
  • If you want to get creative, try a different juice concentrate instead of orange, like strawberry, pineapple, or berry.
  • To whip up even more yummy drinks for spring and summertime, check out our Shamrock Shake recipe.

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  1. Domonic Bellam says:

    This recipe is very refreshing, i tried it and my kids loved it also.

  2. Arron Vazquez says:

    Dairy Queen got nothing on me, my homemade smoothie was delicious!

  3. Barnaby Kerr says:

    Instead of orange juice i used strawberry and it was yummy! Thank you guys!

  4. Lewie Almond says:

    This drink wasnt as great as my other smoothie recipes but it was just ok.

  5. Magdalena Wilkes says:

    My 10year old love making this drink its very easy to prepare.

  6. Menna Murillo says:

    Oh wow, i havent tried this drink but i will and I’m imaging my self drinking it already;)

  7. Daanyaal Soto says:

    My kids enjoy this recipe! Tasty indeed!

  8. Riley-Jay Conley says:

    I found it strange that orange juice and milk would go well together but i will give it a shot.

  9. Sana Love says:

    Ive always had this drink when i visit my local dairy queen and i was happy to find this homemade recipe here. Definitely gonna try!

  10. Rachel Berg says:

    Great copycat recipre.

  11. Donell Tait says:

    I used almond milk with this drink and it was ok. Great copycat!

  12. Klaudia Mccormick says:

    I’m loving this julius drink, its my husbands and i comfort drink lol

  13. Gaia Savage says:

    I enjoy smoothies and i decided to try this beverage and it wasn’t that great, but it was worth the shot. Just my opinion!

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