Last Modified: Tuesday, August 07, 2012 5:57 PM
For those who believe that reliving moments from your youth is a pipe dream, I offer proof it is possible.
With much delight, I want to pass on some information Dairy Queen sent me yesterday.
“Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies and Julius Originals will be rolled out to more than 4,000 Dairy Queen restaurants in the U.S. and Canada by November,” the company wrote in a press release.
My eyes perked up and the urge to celebrate in my work cubicle grew within me.
Sure, I am not Marty Mcfly, and I do not have Dr. Emmett Brown to pimp my ride and turn it into a time machine a la the movie “Back To the Future.” Otherwise, I sure would make a few visits to my preteen years when a visit to the Prien Lake Mall meant there was a possibility to get an Orange Julius.
Next door to Aladdin’s Castle and across the hallway from Musicland sat the Orange Julius stand.
Until it closed, a kid never had to be persuaded by parents to drink orange juice. An Orange Julius was frothy, not too sweet, and refreshing. I do not know a child who did not love an Orange Julius.
I was upset when the place closed. Drinking orange juice never seemed the same.
Now that Dairy Queen is going to have the item, I know a road trip to locations in DeQuincy, Welsh and maybe DeRidder are in order.
Otherwise, I just may have to take out the blender and try my hand with these simple recipes that follow. One version of the Orange Julius has egg and the other does not.
Either way, a frothy trip to a savory past is in my future.
• Combine all of the ingredients except ice in a blender and blend on
high speed for 15 to 30 seconds or until the sugar is
dissolved. Add the ice and blend for another 10 to 15 seconds or
so, until ice is mostly crushed yet still a bit coarse. Serve
• 1 can (6 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
• 1 cup milk
• 1/4 cup sugar
• 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
• 10 to 12 ice cubes
• In a blender, combine the orange juice, milk, water, sugar and vanilla. Cover and blend until smooth. With blender running,
add ice cubes, one at a time, through the opening in lid. Blend until smooth. Serve Immediately.
Eric Cormier writes about food every Wednesday. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 494-4090.