Orange Julius is M.I.A. and I don't like it
Where the heck are all the Orange Julius'? I remember a time when you could be in the middle of your holiday shopping, crabby, hungry, tired of carrying your coat but too hot to wear it... And who was there for you? Just waiting in the food court? Orange Julius. Ready to cool you, and keep you going for another three hours until dinner. Now, Eastgate and Florence are the only malls that have them. I guess they're partnering with Dairy Queen...? But I don't shop at either of those malls.
So, I'm making my own. I'm sure it's way better for me anyway. You could also use pineapple juice - which is actually my favorite - strawberries, or any kind of fruit/juice combination.
Soy Joy Julius
1 cup water
1/2 cup frozen juice (it could be good to freeze it in ice cube trays, and then put them in freezer bags for later; just make sure you know how many cubes equal 1/2 cup)
2 cups of vanilla Silk soymilk (make sure it is very cold; or you could use plain and add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla)
1/2 teaspoon salt (to counter the supersweet juice)
Mix everything in a blender and enjoy while you reminisce about the 80s.
Makes two servings (or one, if you're a tad greedy).