Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Orange Julius

Last week, this little buddy arrived at my house.

After a week of furious blending, I’ve decided it can stay.  Thanks to its low clearance, I’ve found a permanent place on the counter where it can always be found. (This feature was actually the selling point for me. I’ve been shopping around for this caliber of blender for a while and was sold on the Blendtec when I learned that the jar can be put on and off of the base without ever having to move the base from it’s resting place on the countertop, under the upper cabinets.)

I am a little worried that the other appliance might get jealous though, of all the appliances on my counter, this one seems to drum up the most conversation. I didn’t know a blender could do that. Truth is; once you start using a Blendtec you may begin to wonder if there is anything this thing can’t do. Seriously, it’s amazing (and I’ve only just begun).

Because I was a little overexcited to get started on blending I bypassed the instruction manual and just got to it.. I figured the advertisements I’d been studying were instruction enough.
Fill to the brim and blend:

Why bother with instructions? Let the sky be the limit.

Well let me tell you that if you double an Orange Julius Copycat Recipe and fill the blender to the rim, the sky will be the limit and that is how high your Orange Julius will fly when you hit the smoothie button.  J

Clean up on aisle 4! 

So how full can you fill  Blendtec jars? Well, if what you are blending is mostly liquid, I would follow the guideline in the instruction manual (yes, I did decide to read it) and only fill to the highest measure mark. After a quick clean up and wipe down I tried again.

Something easy – Orange Julius.

All of the views stated in this blog are my own.
If it sounds like I'm trying to sell you a Blendtec Blender, that is because I probably am. 
I think they are fantastic.
DON'T bet on this being the last post you'll see from me on the subject.  

Also if you want to win one (a Blendtec Blender) HERE.

Knockoff Orange Julius

Yield: 4 cups

1 cup milk
1 cup water
6 -8 oz frozen orange juice concentrate
¼ cup sugar (completely optional)
1-teaspoon vanilla
24 ice cubes (of the skinny, orange wedge shape, variety. 12 if using the fat squares from a manual ice tray.)

  1. Place all the ingredients into the Blendtec in the order listed, hit the smoothie button and ENJOY! 
If you don’t have a Blendtec do the following:

  1. In a blender, combine the orange juice concentrate (thawed), milk, water, sugar and vanilla. Cover and blend until smooth. With blender running, add ice cubes, one at a time, through the opening in lid. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
Source: Slightly adapted from Taste of Home


Anonymous said...

There is not a day goes by that my blendtec does not get used .I am so excited you have one and I am looking forward to your expermentations is that a word. Sly

Anonymous said...

That looks delicious! I have a regular blender and while it's adequate, it's just....adequate! The orange julius looks delish!

Mary said...

Love love love my Vitamix. Same difference as far as I'm concerned. They are fabulous! Enjoy!

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