Spiked Orange Julius

This Spiked Orange Julius is the perfect summer cocktail! Cool, creamy, refreshing and delicious. #ilovemysilk #vegan #glutenfree

This Spiked Orange Julius is the perfect summer cocktail! Cool, creamy, refreshing and delicious. #ilovemysilk #vegan #glutenfreeIt’s almost Memorial Day, can you believe it? Each year, I feel like time flies by faster and faster and this year is no different. It has been quite a whirlwind and here we are, nearly half way through 2016! Now, it’s getting to be BBQ and backyard party season; pretty much my favorite (right after Fall). I’ve got the perfect adult beverage for you to enjoy at all of these shindigs: Spiked Orange Julius!

This Spiked Orange Julius is the perfect summer cocktail! Cool, creamy, refreshing and delicious. #ilovemysilk #vegan #glutenfree

Some of you may be familiar with mall food courts and those stands that provide (provided?) frosty treats by the name of Orange Julius. These things are essentially blended up orange creamsicles! Sweet, citrusy, hints of creamy vanilla and refreshingly cold.

This Spiked Orange Julius is the perfect summer cocktail! Cool, creamy, refreshing and delicious. #ilovemysilk #vegan #glutenfree

What better way to cool down in the coming summer months that with a drink like that? I have a boozy, and admittedly slightly more wholesome version for you, using Silk’s Toasted Coconut + Cashews Nutchello. Imagine a tasty non-dairy milk with slightly more body, a super pleasant flavor and some added sweetness; that is this nutchello. It’s great in drinks, and I love to use it as a lighter creamer in my coffee.

This Spiked Orange Julius is the perfect summer cocktail! Cool, creamy, refreshing and delicious. #ilovemysilk #vegan #glutenfree

Under the guise of making this “healthier”, I’ve added hemp seeds to the Spiked Orange Julius for their creamy-ness when blended, as well as being rich in omega-3/6, and full of plant-based protein. I used agave nectar as a sweetener, as opposed to sugar, but you can test out making this with coconut sugar or stevia as alternatives. But, to go all out, I topped it off with some rice whip, and I regret nothing!

This Spiked Orange Julius is the perfect summer cocktail! Cool, creamy, refreshing and delicious. #ilovemysilk #vegan #glutenfree

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This Spiked Orange Julius is the perfect summer cocktail! Cool, creamy, refreshing and delicious. #ilovemysilk #vegan #glutenfree

Two years: Cauliflower Scramble // Three years: Spicy Vodka Lemonade // Four years: Creamy Greek Summer Salad

This Spiked Orange Julius is the perfect summer cocktail! Cool, creamy, refreshing and delicious. #ilovemysilk #vegan #glutenfree
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Spiked Orange Julius

A refreshing, healthier, spiked take on the delicious Orange Julius. Perfect for any summer gathering!
Course Beverage, Cocktail, Drink
Cuisine Dairy-free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Author Jackie of Vegan Yack Attack

Ingredients

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup Silk Toasted Coconut + Cashew Nutchello
  • 2 ounces Vanilla Vodka
  • 2 ounces Cointreau
  • 2 tablespoons hulled hemp seeds
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup ice plus more if you want a more slushy-like beverage
  • Optional: vegan whipped cream and orange zest for topping

Instructions

  1. Place ingredients into blender in the order listed, puree until completely smooth. Add more sweetener to preference, if necessary.
  2. Pour orange julius mixture into to tall glasses, over ice. Top with vegan whip and zest, serve immediately.

 

This Spiked Orange Julius is the perfect summer cocktail! Cool, creamy, refreshing and delicious. #ilovemysilk #vegan #glutenfree

This post has been sponsored by Silk, with all opinions being honest and my own. Collaborations with companies make it easier for me to keep the free content coming to you! 

7 Comments on “Spiked Orange Julius

    • Oh! A pitcher! You’re a genius. 😉

  1. Looks yummy can’t wait to try it! The recipe for your rice whip. Never heard of that before. Thanks!

  2. If one wanted to make an alcohol-free version, would it be alright to simply leave out the alcohol? Would vanilla need to be added in place of the vanilla vodka to get the flavor right?

  3. Great recipe! Hopefully hemp seed’s awesome nutrition can make up for some of the other ingredients 😉

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