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Breakfast Week |Orange Julius and Strawberry Syrup

To wrap up breakfast week, I have some breakfast accessory recipes, if you will. 😉 I don’t always make these two items when we have breakfast for dinner…sometimes we just have plain orange juice and regular syrup, but when I’m feeling more inspired or have more time, I use these two recipes.

strawberry syrup

Strawberry Syrup


2 cups frozen strawberries (you can use fresh, but they’re usually more expensive)
1/2 cup water
2 cups sugar (I’ve successfully used 1.5 cups and it was still very sweet)


Puree the strawberries in a blender or food processor until smooth(you can leave a few chunks if you prefer). Combine berry puree, sugar, and water in a saucepan, and heat to boiling, over medium heat, stirring occasionally.


Reduce heat and boil for five minutes. This can be served warm or cold…it will be a bit thicker if you let it cool first. Store in the refrigerator.

Orange Julius

  (or Special Orange Drink, as it’s called at our house!)

This recipe calls for a small can of orange juice concentrate, but those are a lot more expensive per ounce than the larger cans are. So, I buy a large one, scoop out half the can, and put the other half back in the freezer to use later.

You can reduce the sugar if you like, and you can also reduce or leave out the vanilla if you’re not a fan of it.


1 cup water
1 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/2-1 teaspoon vanilla
6 oz. frozen orange juice concentrate
10-12 ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in a blender, and process until smooth and thick. Serve promptly.



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Wednesday 4th of November 2015

This looks sooo delicious! I will have to try making the Orange Julius sometime :)


Wednesday 4th of November 2015

It's super yummy! And very easy.

Evon Christian

Saturday 23rd of June 2012

Just tried theOrange Julius recipe today. It was delicious and tasted EXACTLY like one I had at Dairy Queen last week (first time I had ever had one, and the recipe is actually what led me to your blog)! Thanks!!


Saturday 10th of December 2011

I made the orange julius for my family today with lunch and they loved it! Thanks for the recipe.


Saturday 9th of July 2011

How many servings do these make, especially the Orange Julius?


Saturday 9th of July 2011

We LOVE Orange Julius! Here is the recipe we use: 1/2 cup milk 1/3 cup orange juice concentrate 1/2 cup water 2T sugar 1/2 tsp. vanilla enough ice to reach desired consistency.

Mine ends up always being too thick so I thin it down with orange juice (not the concentrate.) To boost up the healthfulness of it, I often substitute vanilla yogurt for the milk. Yum!

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