Copycat Recipe: Strawberry Julius

I am fruit obsessed. If you asked me what my favorite fruit was I probably wouldn’t be able to answer. I can name a few of my favorites though. They include strawberries, watermelon, clementines, pineapple, red grapes, oranges, kiwi… I think you get the point. I hate when my favorites aren’t in season. It’s like someone squeezed a lemon in my eye, all I want to do is cry. Strawberry smoothies though, they leave me speechless. When I stumbled across this copycat Strawberry Julius recipe I knew I had to try it out.

Copycat DQ Strawberry Julius via Sweet as a Cookie

 I had my first pint of strawberries the other day. Although strawberry season doesn’t start until next month these babies were great. It’s been months since I’ve had a good strawberry so they tasted like candy. I actually had strawberries for breakfast and lunch today. I’m the only one in the house who eats them (my boyfriends crazy).

Copycat DQ Strawberry Julius via Sweet as a Cookie

Oh how I want warm weather. Don’t get me wrong, I love winter. I think I’m just getting sick of sitting inside all of the time. I love going out for a walk or a bike ride. My skin is probably the palest it’s ever been. I just need some sunshine in my life. These strawberries are giving me hope that spring is right around the corner.

Copycat DQ Strawberry Julius via Sweet as a Cookie

When we moved in November we moved so close to the lake. I didn’t think lakes were too glamorous until we went to Lake Erie. The beaches are beautiful, sometimes fishy. I love just laying in the sand catching some rays. There’s nothing more relaxing than listening to the waves while laying in the sand. Since we’re so close to the lake, this summer I plan on going there quite often. I wish I could take my kitchen there with me 😉 Maybe I’ll do some beach grilling recipes. What’s your favorite warm weather activity?

Copycat Strawberry Julius
Serves 2
Better than DQ.
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  1. 1 cup sliced strawberries (10 oz.)
  2. 1 cup cold water
  3. 3 tbs. 2% milk
  4. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  5. 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  6. 1 and 1/2 cups ice
  1. In a blender combine strawberries, water, milk, vanilla, and sugar.
  2. Blend on high until sugar is incorporated.
  3. Once sugar is incorporated, blend in ice until coarsely ground.
  4. Serve and enjoy immediately.
Adapted from The Best Of Top Secret Recipes - Todd Wilbur
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