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Monday, December 10, 2007

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.

Not cool...

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).

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at 4:56 PM Blogger Duke Danbury said...

In late May 2006, I was in Toronto. It was about 95 degrees and humid out. My friend and I went into Eaton Place for awhile to cool down and we stumbled upon an Orange Julius. Man, was it REFRESHING.

I used to go all the time in Syracuse, NY when I was a kid.

Brings back those mall memories...I think there might have even been one shown in Fast Times At Ridgemont High.


at 9:50 AM Blogger Nicci King said...

Thanks for the co-sign, Steve. :-) I was beginning to think I was alone in my love for whipped, fruity goodness and the 80s.

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