A dairy-free spin on a classic orange Julius using frozen orange juice, coconut milk and a pinch of turmeric for color.
Can I tell you how much I used to love to go to the mall when I was 14 years old? I’d roll up with my girlfriends – braces in my mouth, flare jeans tucked into my super cool ugg boots and my Hollister tee shirt hovering just below my bellybutton.
SO. GOSH. DARN. COOL.
ELOHEL, y’all. But do you know what is cool? The Orange Julius stand that they used to have (is this still a thing?)
If you’ve experienced an Orange Julius, you know what I’m talking about. It’s basically ice cream and orange juice blended together for a really refreshing treat. How easy is that to do at home and why are we not all making these on the reg?
I’m all about making delicous smoothies and shakes, like this green apple smoothie.
So, how do we make these healthy?
Coconut milk. Canned, full-fat coconut milk is my JAM. Instead of ice cream, we’ll use some chilled coconut milk to get a really lovely consistency and decadent flavor.
Honey, maple syrup or even agave nectar work wonderfully for sweetening. Use what you have on hand!
A pinch of turmeric adds color and anti-inflammatory properties. You can use more if you love the flavor, too!
Love dairy-free recipes? Check out my best ever, dairy-free Lemon Blueberry Cake!Print
A dairy-free spin on a classic orange Julius using frozen orange juice, coconut milk and a pinch of turmeric for color. It’s healthy and refreshing.
- 1 ice cube tray of frozen orange juice – about 1.5 – 2 c. frozen OJ
- 1 (13.5 oz) can full-fat coconut milk
- 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 pinch turmeric – for color – this is optional
- The night or 4 hours before you want to make this milkshake, fill an entire ice cube tray with orange juice and place it into the freezer.
- Set the can of coconut milk into the fridge to chill, too. This will help your milkshake stay cold.
- When you’re ready to make the milkshake, add all ingredients into a blender and process until smooth and creamy. Enjoy!
- Category: Drink
- Method: Blender
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 2
- Calories: 660
- Sugar: 29 g
- Sodium: 49 mg
- Fat: 55 g
- Saturated Fat: 47 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 49 g
- Fiber: 1 g
- Protein: 2 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: milkshake, smoothie, snack, dessert, orange, coconut milk
This post originally appeared in May 2017 and was updated in April 2019.