Cool-off during the summer months with these creamy Orange Julius Popsicles. Made with fresh Florida Orange Juice and protein-packed Greek yogurt, they are sure to satisfy!
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Muffins are to winter and popsicles are to summer. At least that’s how snacking seems to go in my house depending on the weather. My toddlers want nothing more than an ice cold treat after a fun morning at the zoo or afternoon at the park. And when Mom had them help her make these orange Julius popsicles, well, let’s say they wanted one for breakfast, lunch, and dinner too, regardless of our daily activity.
I’ve talked at great length as to why my boys love popsicles. I typically always make them at home since I can control the amount of sugar in each pop. In fact, a few of our favorites [these watermelon popsicles and strawberry oatmeal popsicles] involve ingredients we always have on hand. The same can be said about these orange Julius popsicles. We almost always have Florida Orange Juice in our fridge, whether it’s used for popsicles, meat marinades, or enjoyed in a 8-ounce glass, which counts as one of your daily recommended servings of fruit.
With 5 amazing nutrients in every popsicle [taste, Vitamin C, Folate, Potassium, and No Added Sugar], I know my boys are hydrating their bodies after hours in the sun with a product, and recipe, I feel good about serving them. Plus, these creamy orange Julius popsicles might just be what Mom needs to refuel for another busy day with my crew.
- 1 ½ cups Florida Orange Juice
- ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon orange zest
- 6-8 popsicle molds [I used these that hold ½ cup liquid each]
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients.
- Fill popsicle molds and place in freezer for at least 4 hours.
- Remove from freezer and enjoy!
Want some more where these orange Julius popsicles came from? Then you might like this list of 10 homemade popsicle recipes or these homemade fudgsicles.