I wanted an Orange Julius. Orange Julius is a “beverage store.” I remember walking past Orange Julius at the mall when I was young. An Orange Julius is also a beverage. Someone can order other types of Julius drinks. Some people may prefer a Piña Colada Julius or a Strawberry Julius. There are a lot of different flavors.
An Orange Julius is different than a smoothie because it is not thick. An unflavored Orange Julius is orange juice and ice whipped by a blender to create a light and foamy beverage. I used copycat recipes on the internet to develop my own recipe. I made ice cubes with water, milk, and sugar syrup. Then I tossed them in the blender with 4 oranges and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. The syrup was made using a 1:1 ratio of water and sugar. I boiled 1 cup of sugar in 1 cup of water. I had never made sugar syrup before. Sugar syrup is pure sweetness. The freezing point of sugar syrup is lower than my freezer. The cubes do not become solid. Sugar syrup can be put in a plastic storage bag to make something similar to a gel.
- 2 ice cubes of milk
- 2 ice cubes of sugar syrup (1/4 cup sugar syrup gel)
- 4 ice cubes of water
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg white
- 4 fresh oranges, peeled
- Blend and serve
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