Orange Julius

Homemade real food Orange Julius from The Coconut Mama

I think I finally perfected my Orange Julius recipe! I posted my original recipe a few years ago, which included whole oranges and Keifer. It had good flavor but wasn’t quite as good as the real stuff!

I love this recipe not only because it taste good, but because it is packed with nutrients. Fresh squeezed orange juice provides 100% daily value of vitamin C and is also rich in thiamine, potassium and folate. Raw milk and grass-fed cream provide calcium, healthy fats and vitamins A, K and E. Egg yolks are also rich in vitamins and minerals, particularly selenium (14% DV in 1 egg yolk).

I really love recipes that are both HEALTHY and TASTY! My kids do too! 😉

Homemade real food Orange Julius from The Coconut Mama

Orange Julius

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice, Frozen
  • 3/4 Cup Raw Grass Fed Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Grass Fed Cream
  • 2 Egg Yolks from Pasture Raised Chickens
  • 3 Tablespoons Raw Honey
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Gelatin Peptides

* Coconut Milk can be substituted for milk and cream in this recipe.

*If you do not have access to pasture raised chickens leave the egg yolks out of this recipe.

Tip: Freeze your orange juice in ice-cube trays and store in a ziplock bag or container in the freezer.

Homemade real food Orange Julius from The Coconut Mama

Directions

Mix milk, cream, vanilla and gelatin together and pour into blender. Add frozen orange juice, egg yolks and honey to milk mixture and blend until combined. Pour into two-8 ounce glasses and serve immediately.

Orange Julius
 
Author:
Ingredients
  • 2 Cups Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice, Frozen
  • ¾ Cup Raw Grass Fed Milk
  • ¼ Cup Grass Fed Cream. Coconut Milk can be substituted for milk and cream in this recipe.
  • 2 Egg Yolks from Pasture Raised Chickens. If you do not have access to pasture raised chickens leave the egg yolks out of this recipe.
  • 3 Tablespoons Raw Honey
  • ½ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Gelatin Peptides
Instructions
  1. Mix milk, cream, vanilla and gelatin together and pour into blender. Add frozen orange juice, egg yolks and honey to milk mixture and blend until combined.
  2. Pour into two-8 ounce glasses and serve immediately.
  3. Tip: Freeze your orange juice in ice-cube trays and store in a ziplock bag or container in the freezer.

 

Homemade real food Orange Julius from The Coconut Mama

 

About the author: Tiffany is a real food mama who lives in Oregon. She is a stay at home mom of three coconut babies. She is passionate about traditional and healing foods. As a true believer in the health benefits of coconut, she uses coconut products in almost all her cooking. Subscribe to The Coconut Mama’s Newsletter for more articles like this one.
21 comments… add one
  • AShton July 28, 2014, 5:26 pm

    Hey, I was thinking of making this for my brother because he LOVES orange julius’ , but he’s allergic to milk. Is there any way I could make a milk free version?

    Reply
  • Candace Holmes August 7, 2013, 10:52 pm

    I always add a little baking soda to mine, the saltyness improves the flavor and gives it a bit of frothyness 🙂

    Reply
  • ConservativeIdahoMom July 29, 2013, 7:16 pm

    Wondering if there’s a downside to just using a whole egg rather than just the yolks.

    Reply
    • Tiffany @ The Coconut Mama July 29, 2013, 8:40 pm

      If you have really good pasture raised eggs from a clean source I think it will be fine. Do what you feel most comfortable with. 🙂

      Reply
    • Dottie August 4, 2013, 3:17 pm

      No, there isn’t. There used to be a myth that consumption of raw egg whites could cause biotin deficiency, but you would have to consume about 24 raw egg whites daily
      for this to affect you.

      Reply
  • mamaofnine July 27, 2013, 11:46 am

    I have the Great Lakes regular gelatin. Would that work in place of the gelatin hydrolysate?

    Reply
  • KK May 1, 2013, 9:25 am

    Raw eggs? Really? That scares me a bit…

    Reply
  • Kellie February 27, 2013, 11:18 am

    I’ll say you perfected it.  This is soooo delicious!  Thank you so much!

    Reply
  • Houstons2 February 19, 2013, 6:36 pm

    I made this recipe tonight for My boys – I didn’t look at the directions until I had already put all the ingredients in the blender and it was too late. So I just blended it up and it turned out great! Oh and I didn’t use eggs either. It took about 5 oranges to make 2 cups of juice 🙂

    Reply
  • Melsunuk February 19, 2013, 4:46 pm

    We use whole oranges as well.  And I have to say as a kid from the 80s who cruised the mall and bought these on a regular basis, we have figured out that the secret ingredient is a shot of vanilla.  Try it!

    Reply
  • Tammy Fuller February 16, 2013, 9:41 am

    Oh, that looks delightful!

    Reply
  • Rachel February 15, 2013, 12:31 pm

    Why not the whole oranges anymore? I’ve always made this with whole oranges and love it. I don’t think I’ll change it just because I like the taste and the fiber from the oranges. I haven’t used gelatin before but I’ll have to give that a try. I usually use chia.

    Reply
  • Tams February 15, 2013, 12:18 pm

    Is there anything I can use in place of the raw yolks? I’d love to try this, but I’m pregnant so don’t want to take the risk. Plus, raw egg is a challenge for me in general.

    Reply
    • Jamie February 15, 2013, 12:28 pm

       Hey Tams, raw egg gives smoothies a milk shake like texture. You won’t notice a difference in taste, just the rich creamy texture

      Reply
  • Kim February 15, 2013, 12:12 pm

    I was going to ask a similar question to Lorie’s. 🙂 About how many oranges do you have to juice to get 2 cups? 

    Reply
  • Lorie January 22, 2013, 7:02 am

    Awesome!  Do you know about how many oj cubes equals 2 cups?

    Reply

Leave a Comment

Rate this recipe: