A frothy orange milkshake just like those sweet drinks you used to find at the mall.
In 1926, a Mr. Julius Freed opened an orange juice stand in Los Angeles, only to find that although his product was excellent, business was not. One of Freed’s associates, a chemist by trade, decided to experiment with juice augmentation formulas, and through said finagling formulated a concoction that is with us to this day.
This recipe first appeared in Season 12 of Good Eats.
- 8 1/2 fluid ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
- 2 teaspoons orange zest
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pour 6 1/2 fluid ounces of the orange juice into an ice cube tray and freeze until solid, approximately 2 hours. Store the remaining 2 fluid ounces juice and the zest in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to use.
- Combine the frozen juice cubes, reserved orange juice and zest, milk, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla in a blender and blend until smooth and slushy, 30 to 45 seconds. Serve immediately.
Yield: 2 servings
Active time: 10 minutes
Total time: 2 hours 10 minutes