Food Factor: Orange Delight
by Ms. Natasha Haynes, MSU Extension Service
Video by Jonathan Parrish
If you are a fan of The Food Factor and are of a certain age, you may remember one of my favorite childhood flavors—the Orange Julius®. A trip to the mall wasn’t complete without a stop for a creamy, frozen citrus treat!
This Orange Delight has a similar flavor, and the frozen orange juice concentrate preserves the drink’s slushy texture. When you have a hankering for a frozen beverage you know is loaded with sugar and calories, treat yourself to this homemade, low-fat refreshment instead!
Next time I make this, I plan to experiment by blending ice cubes for more slush, and maybe some frozen fruit.
As always, I encourage you to experiment by adding other fruits to create your own summery concoction!
- 4 cups 1% or nonfat milk
- 6 ounces frozen orange juice concentrate (about 3/4 cup)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Place all ingredients in a blender. Put the lid on tightly.
Blend for about 30 seconds or until smooth. Serve and enjoy.
Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.
Thanks to our friends at Oregon State University’s Food Hero program for this recipe!
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