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Easy Low-Carb Orange Julius Copycat Recipe

Low-Carb Orange Julius Copycat

yield: 2 SERVINGS

prep time: 5 MINUTES

total time: 5 MINUTES

Ingredients

Directions

1

Add heavy whipping cream to a blender (I prefer to use a small, personal-size blender). Blend for a minute or so until the cream has churned into a thick whipped cream.

2

Add the cream cheese, erythritol, pure orange extract, lemon juice, food coloring (if desired), and crushed ice. Using crushed ice vs. ice cubes helps the shake come together quickly. Blend until even and smooth, about a minute.

3

Pour into one large or two small glasses. Garnish with an orange slice if desired. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Yield: 2 servings, Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 367, Total Carbohydrates: 15.5g, Fiber: 0g, Sugar Alcohols: 13.5g, Net Carbohydrates: 2g, Total Fat: 42g, Protein: 2g

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keto orange julius copycat in a jar with oranges

Looking for a refreshing keto drink recipe? This low-carb Orange Julius is fruity & delicious! 

Do you miss the bold, citrusy flavor of a freshly squeezed orange while you’re living the keto life? Although eating low-carb is meat and cheese heaven, it can often leave you craving something fresh and fruity.

Today, I’m sharing our keto Orange Julius copycat recipe that is ridiculously easy to make and low carb.

keto orange julius in mason jar with fresh oranges

Relish the essence of an Orange Julius, minus 100 grams of carbs!

I know that number is staggering—Like, WOW!! 😮 True fact, a large-size original Orange Julius packs a crushing 103g net carbs per serving compared to this Hip2Keto Orange Julius copycat recipe that has only 2.5g net carbs per serving.

I now give you permission to cry… Happy tears are good for the soul, and 2.5g net carbs is certainly something worth celebrating! 🙌 Not to mention, you’ll also have a frothy, creamy, and refreshing drink bursting with fresh orange flavor in hand.

a mini-blender whipping up a quick low-carb Orange Julius

Tips to make the best at-home keto Orange Julius:

  • Crush your ice. Using crushed ice versus ice cubes makes all the difference. If your refrigerator doesn’t have a crushed ice function, no worries! Simply grab a cutting board and place cubes in a zip-lock bag on top. Then crush by hand using a meat mallet or hammer.
  • Make certain to use pure orange extract and not orange flavoring. Trust me, they are NOT the same thing.
  • Looking to purchase a small capacity blender? Check out this best-selling NutriBullet.
  • Prefer a thicker consistency? Try adding in additional ice and cream cheese to thicken it up!
  • If you don’t love orange flavoring, you can swap out the orange extract for fresh lemon or lime juice!

orange julius copycat drink in mason jar with fresh oranges


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Low-Carb Orange Julius Copycat

yield: 2 SERVINGS

prep time: 5 MINUTES

total time: 5 MINUTES

This easy to make Orange Julius recipe is frothy, creamy, and bursting with fresh orange flavor.

Ingredients

Directions

1

Add heavy whipping cream to a blender (I prefer to use a small, personal-size blender). Blend for a minute or so until the cream has churned into a thick whipped cream.

2

Add the cream cheese, erythritol, pure orange extract, lemon juice, food coloring (if desired), and crushed ice. Using crushed ice vs. ice cubes helps the shake come together quickly. Blend until even and smooth, about a minute.

3

Pour into one large or two small glasses. Garnish with an orange slice if desired. Enjoy!

Additional Notes

Freeze leftovers in a freezer-safe/microwave-safe container to enjoy later. When ready, either thaw at room temperature OR pop in the microwave and defrost on high heat for 30-45 seconds. Frozen leftovers remind me of orange sherbert. Yum!

Please note that the optional orange slice for garnish is not included in the nutritional information. One orange slice has about 1.5g net carbs.

Nutritional Information

Yield: 2 servings, Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 367, Total Carbohydrates: 15.5g, Fiber: 0g, Sugar Alcohols: 13.5g, Net Carbohydrates: 2g, Total Fat: 42g, Protein: 2g

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

keto orange julius with fresh oranges

The story behind the original Orange Julius…

Founded in 1926 by an orange-crazed fella named Julius Freed, the guy simply loved oranges. In fact, he liked them so much that he decided to open his very own orange juice stand. Business was slow, but lucky for Julius, he had a buddy named Bill Hamlin who came up with the idea to blend fresh oranges with other ingredients to combat the acidity.

Julius’s passion for oranges combined with Bill’s creative concocting founded a formula for success… and business soared! So much so that the big wigs over at DQ took an interest. Consequently, in 1987, Orange Julius became a fully owned subsidiary of International Dairy Queen.


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Comments 7

  1. Shelli

    I did add a bit more sweetener, but it was awesome!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for letting us know! Glad you loved it, Shelli!

      • narges

        Tanks

  2. Tuepheynix

    Orange 🍊 extract?? Why

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi there! Great question! Oranges have too high of a carb count to be keto-friendly. Using the extract helps add orange flavor without out the excess carbs. Hope this helps❤

  3. KB

    Wow! I was leery of the cream cheese but I made it and it was so good. I actually had to split this into 4 servings b/c my kids wanted some too… It was a perfect way to get a bit of extra fat and curb our sweet craving. YUM!!

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi KB! Thank you for the feedback. This one is definitely one of my personal favs too❤

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