Orange Jubilee | #Xmenu

Hey mutants! This month’s Fandom Foodies theme is #Xmenu, all X-Men inspired recipes hosted by Food ‘n’ Flix!

Most of my X-Men familiarity comes from the 90s animated series. My favorite was Rogue, but I love a spunky orphan, so Jubilee was a close second. She’s the truest of mall rats; she ran away from an orphanage to hide out in the Hollywood Mall.

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Jubilee by one of my favorite illustrators Heather Mahler

When brainstorming a recipe, I settled on a remix of one of the most iconic mall foods, the Orange Julius. I gave it some energetic personality by using coconut milk, then frozen pineapple as yellow and frozen OJ concentrate as dated as her signature jacket (just kidding, that jacket’s on point). Fire up those energy plasmoids, or your blender, and you have a drink as fun and girly and cool as our underrated heroine.

Later I tried topping it with some sparkly orange seltzer – gave it that little bit of fireworks.

Orange Jubilee

  • 12 ounces frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups coconut milk (the beverage kind in the carton, not the kind in the can)
  • orange seltzer, optional

In a blender, combine orange juice concentrate, sugar, pineapple, ice, vanilla extract and coconut milk, blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and top with orange seltzer (optional), enjoy!

WHAT, Jubilee gets turned into a vampire?! I may have to investigate this further.

I’ve not seen Logan yet, so the most recent movie I’ve seen is X-Men: Apocalypse, which I think we can all agree was ok at best. However, there were two pieces of perfection, including my girl Sophie Turner who can do no wrong as Jean Grey, and this amazing mall montage with plentiful Jubilee which didn’t even make the final cut.