Brad always asks me to make orange julius. It’s a delicious icy beverage to slurp down on a hot day. I recently made it for him and then got the bright idea to make popsicles with it. I know. I can be a bit slow sometimes.
I whipped up a batch, poured the mixture into my popsicle mold, and in a few long hours, we had a tasty cold snack to munch on. Unfortunately, I only got half of one. Brad eats 4 at a time.
I like to make snacks that have some substance to them. Something that will stick to the ribs for more than 23 minutes. With little kids around who always want to eat, I think it’s important to feed them more than just a piece of fruit or a celery stick (unless it’s close to meal time, of course). The milk adds a little protein to these popsicles. If you want to up it even more, replace the water with more milk. I haven’t tried it but I’m sure it would be tasty. Yogurt would be good, too. I often make fruit and yogurt popsicles.
Oh, and throwing in a banana doesn’t hurt, either. I snatch them up at the grocery store when they are discounted for turning black. Frozen in little chunks, they are perfect for throwing into something like this.
Adapted from my mom’s orange julius recipe
1 frozen banana, in small chunks (optional)
6 oz frozen orange juice concentrate
1 cup milk
1 cup water
2 T sugar
1 t vanilla
Whirl everything in the blender until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze, hopefully not forgetting to put the sticks in when they are half frozen. At least, that’s what I have to do.
There will probably be too much of the mixture, unless you have several popsicle molds. Just drink it on the spot. Delicious.
Yield: 10 popsicles plus some