Strawberry Julius Recipe

I’m crazy happy right now.

I have been spending countless hours working on beautifying the front and backyard of our little house over the past week. While that might not sound like a lot of fun, it actually has been extremely satisfying to me. I have never claimed to be a gardener, in fact I am positive I have claimed the opposite on this blog before, but I am giving it another go. Last week, with the help of a friend, I ripped out a good section of grass in the front yard to plant a flower bed. Upon completion of said flower bed, I was feeling slightly confident so I decided to tackle a vegetable garden in the backyard.

Naturally.

Strawberry plant

Gardening is so much more than floppy sun hats and tiny shovels. It’s friends and conversations. It’s learning and growth. It’s also a lot of hard work…

While I was in laboring over my garden in the front yard several neighbors would walk by and conversations would flow, cheers of encouragement were shouted, and friendships were born. My sweet friend that helped me start my garden also generously pulled beautiful tulips and other flowers out of her garden so I could have something beautiful to look at in mine. When I told her that I was going to build a vegetable garden in my backyard she quickly offered up several strawberry plants from hers.

I can’t wait till these little green saplings grow and turn into ruby red strawberries. That way I can make my gardening buddy a cool and refreshing Strawberry Julius.

Strawberry Julius

Nothing says “Summer” quite like plump and juicy strawberries.

After several hours of working on the yard, I decided it was time to cool off with a Strawberry Julius. Instantly I am transported back to Junior High, cruising the mall with my BFF’s in our jellies; frothy Strawberry Julius in one hand, pager in the other.

Strawberry Julius

If you’re looking for a sweet treat to spoil yourself with this Mother’s Day, then sip on this throw-back drink. It’ll bring you right back to your pre-mothering days in a flash, and give you 5 minutes of relaxation before you realize that mound of laundry piling up in the corner isn’t going to fold itself.

Strawberry Julius

Better yet, get the kids to fold the laundry… right after they whip you up another Strawberry Julius.

Kick up your feet and enjoy your day… you’ve earned it.

Cheers!

Strawberry Julius Recipe

Yield: serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, stems removed
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend for 1 minute. Enjoy right away.

Notes from Shawn

The egg whites are essential to obtain the frothy texture of the classic drink, but you can also substitute the egg whites with merengue powder if you are not comfortable with them.

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Comments

  1. Looks super refreshing!

  2. Yes please! This is so much better than an orange julius :)

  3. Looks delicious!!

  4. I love this recipe! I can’t wait to plant our garden this weekend. :)

  5. Nice story and true…food and plants bring us together :)

  6. This is such a pretty drink! I want to plant some strawberries!

    • Thanks Stephanie, I always had the worst luck with planting gardens in Arizona. Hoping that I have better luck this summer up here in Canada. ;)

  7. Oh man, I had a few pairs of jellies too! That and Orange Julius bring back memories. This looks wonderful. A nice summer drink. :)

  8. FYI

    Many years ago I worked on weekends in one of my uncle’s Orange Julius stands. The original recipe went like this: Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice, Simple Syrup, Ice Cubes & “Secret Powder”…the white powder came from the corporation no ingredients listed…put all in a blender and….WHOOSH!!!!

    For a special pick me up …add a raw egg, for special taste treat add strawberries.

  9. mary king says:

    I am not sure but the white powder would be egg whites. You can purchase this powder in any store that sales cake decorating supplies. I know wall mark, hobby lobby and target has it. I have used the egg white powder in many recipes and it works great. I use to estate ice cream cakes and this was wat we used in the icing recipes. This may help.

  10. mary king says:

    I walked into my dairy queen yesterday and what did I see on the menu but Orange Julius. I got one and it was so good I slurpped it down fast and ordered another. All the Julius stores have closed down years ago so when I saw that on the menu I couldn’t help myself.

  11. tanya1234 says:

    yummmy

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