The weather around here has been getting hot lately! We've had such a rainy spring and early summer that it's been a little shocking to have temperatures in the 90's for the last week or so. My kids have been loving the warm weather and playing outside as much as possible, which means they come in all tired and red-faced and in need of refreshment. The other day I decided to whip up a simple and delicious orange julius for the girls, and they were in heaven! Orange julius always takes me back to seventh grade, when I first tasted orange julius in my home ec class. I had never heard of it before (not living anywhere near a Dairy Queen) and could not believe how good it tasted! To this day, it has a special place in my heart. It's not the fanciest of recipes, but it's delicious and perfect for a hot summer day!
4 ounces (1/2 cup) frozen orange juice concentrate
1 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups ice cubes
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately and top with whipped cream and maraschino cherries if desired.