I’d heard of an Orange Julius. I’d heard it was good, but then discovered it contained too much sugar for my liking, so never got around to trying it. However, when I came across a recipe at TheKitchn recently, along with the story behind the drink, I began to wonder how I could make a smoothie version – since that’s what I’m into – without all that sugar.

But first of all, here’s what Kelli Foster, writing at TheKitchn had to say about the history of Orange Julius …

This cool, creamy drink was born from an orange juice stand, opened in the mid-1920s in Los Angeles by Julius Freed. After a few years of stagnant sales, a new, creamier, more frothy drink was created to make the acidic orange juice less bothersome. It was a hit. People began lining up at the store and shouting, “Give me an Orange, Julius!” And so the name of the drink was born.

I’m always interested to learn the story behind the things we take for granted.

 

Please turn to the Next Page (click button below) for the recipe …

 

 

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