A long, long time ago....before the days of Starbucks on every corner, there was this fabulous place called Orange Julius located in a mall near you. Apparently Orange Julius does still exist, it has just been 10+ years since I have personally seen one! Anyways.... back to the point. Back in the day, I thought this "Orange Julius" drink was possibly the best thing ever invented, and it was a major treat to get one. I'm talking about once a year if I was lucky. I can remember going to the mall and begging to get one, I think this drink may have been the only reason I liked the mall! Who cares about shopping when you can drink something so heavenly. You can see where my priorities are....
When my husband and I started dating about 12 years ago, there was still a location at our local mall, and being that my then "new boyfriend" had never had one, I suggested we go and try it out and have a "date" at the mall. So we are sitting in the food court sharing our Orange Julius, I have a mouthful, and my "then boyfriend, now husband" says something that I find to be hilarious. So you can just about imagine where this goes. Yes, I couldn't contain myself and literally spit the lovely drink all in his face. He sat mortified, and alas I just laughed it off, wiped down his face and apologized profusely. I mean seriously, what else can you do? What is the moral to this story? Ladies if you find a man that lets you spit a drink in his face on the second or third date, and he doesn't promptly leave you, he might just be a keeper. In my case, he was. But every now and then he says "Do you remember that time you spit Orange Julius in my face?" Yes dear, who could forget.
P.S. Sadly, that was the last time I experienced an actual Orange Julius, and not because of that incident, but rather our local location closed, and I have yet to find another. At least I can make one at home...
Orange Julius (At Home) Recipe
3 oz. or 1/3 cup Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate
1/2 cup Milk
1/4 - 1/2 cup Sugar (Depending upon how sweet you like it!)
1/2 cup Water
3/4 tsp. Vanilla
6 Ice Cubes
Add all ingredients in a blender, cover and blend until smooth. Enjoy!