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Strawberry Julius


Ingredients:

  • 1cup strawberry, sliced (Fresh is best, this is about 100-125grams)
  • 1⁄2cup milk (nonfat or lowfat okay)
  • 1⁄2cup water
  • 1⁄4cup caster sugar (about 50g) or 1⁄4 cup superfine sugar (about 50g)
  • 1⁄2-2⁄3teaspoon vanilla (extract or flavouring to preference)

Directions:

  • Slice up fresh strawberries until you have enough to fill a one cup measure.
  • Add to a blender or food processor, or if you only have a stick mixer, just put it in a large pyrex jug.
  • Add rest of ingredients.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • You may want to try this a little bit cooler for summer days, omit the water and add a few ice cubes.
  • I only leave out the ice cubes because my food processor can’t handle hard ice.
  • Also it does tend to separate if you leave it sitting around for a minute, Don’t let this put you off, just stir it up a bit, it tastes the same, just tends to be more frothy at the top then.

Reviews:

  • Domestic Goddess

    Heather this was good, but I much prefered this made with frozen sweetened strawberries. The frozen berries thicken up the strawberry julius just a bit. The last time I made this using frozen sweetened strawberries, was about 2 years ago, but I forgot to rate this recipe, and post my review. I had also added a bit more sugar, since I found my frozen berries weren’t sweet enough. This was very good, and I’d like to thank you Heather for posting this recipe.

  • GinnyP

    My husband and I thought this was very good. We’re going to surprise our teenagers with it. I will keep this recipe close at hand for the kids during spring and summer family gatherings, and also for when the strawberries I have on hand are just on the brink and I need to do something with them quick. My husband remarked how creamy this tasted. I used nonfat milk!

  • Katnip

    I tried this recipe with strawberries I had frozen along with a cup of vanilla ice cream and a cup of small ice cubes in place of the water. It turned out cold and thick and was delicious! My teenagers loved it. Next time I’ll make it using “Nutrasweet” in place of some of the sugar for myself.

  • TheMcMahons

    Made this today for my kids and their friend and they LOVED it! Did substitute powdered sugar for regular sugar as others recommended. Also, added some ice to thicken up a bit since I had fresh strawberries, not frozen.

  • 5hungrykids

    Very good. My strawberry loving kids loved it. I have two kids who don’t like strawberries so they didn’t try it. I used fresh strawberries and I used ice instead of water.

  • Katrina

    OMG, just tried this recipe yesterday as an after-school drink….YUMMY is all i can say! I also used frozen strawberries, added a banana (strawberry and banana drinks are my all time fav.) and used 1/2 cup water and added 3 large ice cubes, came out perfect!! I WILL be making this again (and again….and again….)

  • Jay3fer

    Absolutely delicious! I didn’t have superfine or powdered sugar, so I pre-measured regular (crystal) sugar and then whirred it in the blender until it was a fine powder/dust. It made a HUGE difference, as does the vanilla. It’s utterly uncanny how this recipe can take wholesome frozen strawberries and a few other pure ingredients and make them taste utterly processed and artificial. If I want a healthy smoothie, I’ll make one, but this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to the mall Julius drinks after an almost-30-year quest. Thank you!!! (edited to add, made tonight with almond milk – still awesome!!!)

  • Katrina

    OMG, just tried this recipe yesterday as an after-school drink….YUMMY is all i can say! I also used frozen strawberries, added a banana (strawberry and banana drinks are my all time fav.) and used 1/2 cup water and added 3 large ice cubes, came out perfect!! I WILL be making this again (and again….and again….)

  • Maggie in Minnesota

    I’m ashamed I haven’t left a review sooner because we have been devoted fans of this recipe for a long time. My oldest son makes this for us, the only change being we use frozen strawberries. It’s absolutely wonderful and refreshing -very close to the Strawberry Julius at the mall -but even cheaper and tastier! Thanks so much!

  • sunny_day

    Super recipe. I followed the recipe exactly and since my processor handles ice, I opted for the 1/2 cup ice instead of water. It really does taste like a mall julius.

  • GinnyP

    My husband and I thought this was very good. We’re going to surprise our teenagers with it. I will keep this recipe close at hand for the kids during spring and summer family gatherings, and also for when the strawberries I have on hand are just on the brink and I need to do something with them quick. My husband remarked how creamy this tasted. I used nonfat milk!

  • Domestic Goddess

    Heather this was good, but I much prefered this made with frozen sweetened strawberries. The frozen berries thicken up the strawberry julius just a bit. The last time I made this using frozen sweetened strawberries, was about 2 years ago, but I forgot to rate this recipe, and post my review. I had also added a bit more sugar, since I found my frozen berries weren’t sweet enough. This was very good, and I’d like to thank you Heather for posting this recipe.

  • TheMcMahons

    Made this today for my kids and their friend and they LOVED it! Did substitute powdered sugar for regular sugar as others recommended. Also, added some ice to thicken up a bit since I had fresh strawberries, not frozen.

  • Pale Rose

    This recipe didn’t pack enough strawberry flavor for me, so I doubled the number of strawberries and it was perfect!

    I also used crushed ice instead of water, because I like the slushy texture. I also cut the sugar in half.

    Good recipe, thank you!

  • Katnip

    I tried this recipe with strawberries I had frozen along with a cup of vanilla ice cream and a cup of small ice cubes in place of the water. It turned out cold and thick and was delicious! My teenagers loved it. Next time I’ll make it using “Nutrasweet” in place of some of the sugar for myself.

  • sunny_day

    Super recipe. I followed the recipe exactly and since my processor handles ice, I opted for the 1/2 cup ice instead of water. It really does taste like a mall julius.

  • Maggie in Minnesota

    I’m ashamed I haven’t left a review sooner because we have been devoted fans of this recipe for a long time. My oldest son makes this for us, the only change being we use frozen strawberries. It’s absolutely wonderful and refreshing -very close to the Strawberry Julius at the mall -but even cheaper and tastier! Thanks so much!

  • Jay3fer

    Absolutely delicious! I didn’t have superfine or powdered sugar, so I pre-measured regular (crystal) sugar and then whirred it in the blender until it was a fine powder/dust. It made a HUGE difference, as does the vanilla. It’s utterly uncanny how this recipe can take wholesome frozen strawberries and a few other pure ingredients and make them taste utterly processed and artificial. If I want a healthy smoothie, I’ll make one, but this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to the mall Julius drinks after an almost-30-year quest. Thank you!!! (edited to add, made tonight with almond milk – still awesome!!!)

  • 5hungrykids

    Very good. My strawberry loving kids loved it. I have two kids who don’t like strawberries so they didn’t try it. I used fresh strawberries and I used ice instead of water.

  • Pale Rose

    This recipe didn’t pack enough strawberry flavor for me, so I doubled the number of strawberries and it was perfect!

    I also used crushed ice instead of water, because I like the slushy texture. I also cut the sugar in half.

    Good recipe, thank you!

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