Every Sunday morning my father would blend freshly squeezed orange juice with ice to make us frothies to accompany our breakfast. The addition of vanilla and honey makes it slightly sweeter, and irresistible.

What to buy: We juiced Valencia oranges to make this drink and loved their sweet, fragrant flavor.

Game plan: For a slacker solution, you could use good store-bought orange juice such as Odwalla.

This recipe was featured as part of our Winter Cabin Fever menu, as well as our Homemade Vanilla Extract project.

  • Yield: 4 – 6 drinks
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Total: Under 5 mins
  • Active: Under 5 mins

Ingredients (4)

  • 2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice (from about 10 medium oranges), chilled
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups ice


  1. Combine the orange juice, honey, and vanilla in a blender and blend until well combined and foamy, about 30 seconds.
  2. Add the ice and continue to blend until the ice is broken up and the mixture is frothy, about 30 seconds more. Serve immediately.